IITs are going to increase student intake from next year

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IITs are going to increase student intake from next yearStudents who are preparing for The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), this is some good news for you. The IITs are going to increase student intake from the next academic session by 5%.
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Presently, the IITs take 10,572 students and after implementation of new regulation, the intake will go up to 11,100 in 2017.

The decision was taken during a recent meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).

However, many IITs are still toying with the idea due to infrastructure constraints.

"We are in no position to admit extra students despite the government wanting each IIT to increase intake," a senior IIT-Kharagpur official, adding that the institutions have "serious space crunch”, told ET.

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"Even if we build accommodation, classrooms and other infrastructure from government funding, it takes many years to build world-class laboratories which offer state-of-the-art facilities to students. And we would not like to compromise on providing quality education," the official said.

The IIT Council has also approved day-boarding scholars, or the non-residential admission format, a source said, adding that the JAB has also approved an increase in the number of aspirants who can take the JEE (advanced) test - from 2 lakh to 2.2 lakh.