The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) is planning to become a comprehensive institute and further give admission to students from outside the JEE criteria in some fresh streams of education.
On Wednesday, V. Ramgopal Rao, the IIT Delhi Director during a foundation day programme said that IIT Delhi holds a very active and strong Social Sciences and Humanities Department. The Institute has also formulated a department of design. Furthermore, he added that the institute is planning to admit undergraduate students from outside JEE Advanced exam from this year or maybe next year.
Rao said that a number of changes are taking place. The aim is to scale up the Institute of Eminence system and further become more extensive.
He added that the institute has taken various initiatives to reach worldwide or boost its global footprint. He asserted a joint Ph.D. program with Queensland University is receiving good response and over 65 students have taken admission this year for this joint program. The IIT Delhi Director said that the institute has over 3,300 Ph.D. students and out of 11000 students it caters to, about 60% of candidates are in the level of masters. It indicates that the focus has gradually changed to become a multidisciplinary research-oriented institute.
The director added that IIT Delhi has now significantly boosted our interdisciplinary activities on the campus, however, it is between the schools, departments, or with other institutes in Delhi.
We have an effective affiliation with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Institute of Immunology (NII), Indian Council for Agriculture Research(ICAR), and several other institutes in Delhi, the director added.
He further added that a comprehensive research part is emerging in IIT Delhi to promote innovation, boost industry connect, and reiterated the value of biomedical research and education will being yo the vanguard. He said that the impending satellite campus to Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Haryana (Jhajjar) will be a life sciences campus and the institution will closely toil the biotech industry.
He also said a comprehensive research part is coming up in IIT Delhi to increase industry connect and promote innovation, and reiterated the value its bio-medical research and studies will bring to the fore. He said the upcoming satellite campus of IIT Delhi in Jhajjar (Haryana) will be a life sciences campus and the institute will work closely with the biotech industry.