Thursday, August 02, 2007

It's raining IITs and IIMs

And IIESTs and IIITs and NITs and IISERs and Central Universities and ...

ToI reports that the real rain will happen over the next seven years.:

In a major rollout for high and technical education, Planning Commission has proposed a seven-year special plan (2007-14) which includes setting up eight new IITs, seven new IIMs, 20 NITs, 20 IIITs and 50 centres for training and research in frontier areas.

Thanks to Yogesh Upadhyaya for the pointer.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Yeah, right. And where will these new elite institutes find faculty? Infrastructure? Electricity?

    Do you think 30 "real universities" can be set up in seven years? I doubt that.