Candidates not performing well in IIT can now opt for a B.Sc degree rather than opting out

The HRD Minister and the Chairman of the council for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal has accepted the proposal that suggests weak candidates of the undergraduate course in Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) should opt for a three year B.Sc degree after the second semester if failing to maintain the required scores to get promoted to the next semester.

Yes, Now instead of dropping out of the B.Tech course from Indian Institute of Technology for not being able to get promoted to the next semester, students can enrol in a three-year B.Sc degree instead. The HRD ministry has finally given a green signal to this proposal. This decision of the council for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will prove to be beneficial for several IIT students struggling to maintain the scores to get promoted for the next semester.

If failed to do so, they were forced out from the course earlier, and now this new decision provides them with an exit option to immediately enrol in an undergraduate program of three years without wasting any time. However, the HRD ministry has stated that the procedure for the same will be decided by the individual IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). This means that the procedure of the exit option might vary for every Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

  1. Tech course in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has a total of 8 semesters in 4 years. Upon completion of the first year, i.e., second semester, approximately 2000 students drop out from the course for not being able to maintain the required scores and get promoted to the next semester.

“Now instead of dropping out from the undergraduate course, students who have failed to get promoted to the next semester after completing the second semester can now apply for a B.Sc degree and leave after the completion of the course i.e., three years, only if  they meet the minimum academic standards set by the Indian Institute of Technology’’, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal said.

As per the HRD Ministry data, in the past two years, more than 2461 students (both postgraduate and undergraduate) dropped out of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal has brought this issue to the government’s attention in the parliament meeting held in July and stated that poor academic performance of the candidates is the primary reason for students dropping out of one of the most prestigious institutions of India.

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