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New Delhi: Students from the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) will soon be able to join the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, in the final year of their B.tech course and continue studying there for their PhD. The new admission policy of IIT-Delhi will be implemented from the academic session 2020-21.

While the students will get their B.Tech degrees from the respective NITs, they will be enrolled for a PhD in the IIT. The announcement was made Friday by IIT-Delhi Director V. Ramagopal Rao.

NIT students will have to score a CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 8 by the end of their third year to be able to sit for an interview, which will be the deciding factor for admission into the PhD course. Selected students will be able to take admission in PhD directly without a GATE score.

CGPA is the average of grade points obtained for all semesters and courses completed up to a given academic term.

Explaining the procedure, Rao said, “NIT students, who have a CGPA of 8 and above in their third year and are interested in research will be able to get direct admission in IIT Delhi for completing their final year here. After that, they can continue to pursue their PhD in the institute.”


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For an improved culture of research

The idea of getting NIT students into IITs has been discussed for the past one year. In one of the recent meetings of the IIT Council, the initiative was again debated, following which IIT-Delhi decided to implement the new admission policy.

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Other IITs are also likely to integrate NIT students soon. MoUs will have to be signed between IITs and NITs to facilitate this exchange of pupils.

“The idea behind getting NIT students into the IIT is to improve the research culture. We want students who have the potential for research to join our institute. The NITs also get benefitted from this because their students get direct admission in PhD,” said Sandeep Chatterjee, registrar of IIT-Delhi.

Students will be required to spend a minimum of six months or complete a project with the IIT during their last year of B.Tech before they can start with their PhD programmes.

There are 31 NITs across India, which are often considered to be a rung lower to the IITs when it comes to quality research and infrastructure.


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  1. What about Indian Institute of Information Technology which are of same quality as NITs and students are also selected from same JEE Mains

  2. U all consider btech students for phd. What about students doing Master degree like MSC which is a pure degree for science. Are they fool that they appear in exam like Csir jrf and Gate to get a chance to enrol in Phd. What about the subjects of pure science like physics chemistry and mathematics

  3. IIT MADRAS, Chennai has implemented this in the year 2017 and running successfully with NIT AGARTALA.

  4. IITD seems to be waking up slowly to this program, has been running for about 5 years. Some IITs (IITM, for example) have been quickly on and singed MoU’s, IITD is getting to it now.

  5. Good Move , though everyone and every institution con tribute to nation building in their own way but IIT’s contribution towards nation building is always unique.

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