IIT institutes of offer medical courses | Foreign faculties and international students in IIT institutes

September 13th, 2010| Education.

IIT institutes of offer medical courses | Foreign faculties and international students in IIT institutes

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), which is confined to imparting Technical education till now, is offering Medicine courses in IIT Institutes.  Faculty from other countries will be appointed on a permanent basis and students from other countries will e allowed to study till Post Graduation level.  These decisions were taken in the IIT Council meeting which was presided by the minister of Human Resources.  The approval of Indian Medical Council will be sought for conducting medical courses in IIT institutes.  The meeting has decided to amend some changes in current IIT laws to allow IIT institutes to offer Medicine programs.  For other courses which are not related to medicine practice, the permission of Medical Council of India is not required.  One major decision of the meeting was to recruit foreign faculties not exceeding 10% of the total faculty.  A mechanism along with home ministry will be established.  Foreign faculty helps the students in the Campus to get global perspective and can prevent brain drain.  It has been decided to take 25% students from other countries in IIT institutes at the post graduate level.  Admission for these students will not affect the admission procedure of national students.  Central Health ministry has opposed the proposal of offering Medical courses in IIT institutes.

Aptitude test in IIT entrance Test

The entrance test for admission in to prestigious IIT institutes will undergo some changes. Along with Aptitude test, the marks secured in 12th class will be taken in to consideration.  There is no time limit for implementation of these new rules.