Global footprint requirement forces IITs to hire faculty from foreign shores

Global footprint requirement forces IITs to hire faculty from foreign shores

The Human Resource Development recently released the list of best Indian universities for this year, and the list of Top 10 Engineering institutes in India is filled with IITs, from top to bottom. Outreach and inclusivity, along with global footprint, are the parameters on which every institute was ranked and would be ranked in future, for which the institutes need to go global.

Needless to say, the relatively younger IITs, having secured places in the list, are now looking at ways to boost their academic brand in the best way possible, for which they have identified a target area of bringing in world class faculty.

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For this, the IITs are looking forward to hiring faculty from foreign countries. For example, IIT Ropar, having secured the 9 th place in the top 10 list, will start hiring from three countries and six locations next month, all the way from London to Los Angeles.

Similarly, IIT Gandhinagar, the 8 th ranked institute in the list, will be hiring a bulk of its assistant professor level faculty from foreign universities.

While hiring, the institutes would focus on Indian students doing a post doctoral in reputed engineering schools abroad. After interviewing probable candidates, they might even issue an appointment letter then and there.

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For the best hiring process, the hiring teams from IIT Ropar would have its Director and Dean, three external experts from IISc, IIT, Delhi, and IIT, Roorkee.

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