TWO OF the six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) will begin classes early next week, under the mentorship of IIT, Bombay (IIT-B).
Union minister for Human Resource Development will inaugurate IIT Goa on July 30 and IIT Dharwad on July 31. Those admitted to the first batches of these colleges will begin attending classes on August 1.
The two new IITs will be mentored by IIT Bombay. “Currently, IIT Bombay is running both the institutes. Faculty from Mumbai will be taking classes at the new institutes,” said Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT-B.
He said IIT-B, one of the most sought-after IITs, will soon start the recruitment process.
“For now, we are running both the institutes. Once the new directors are appointed for both the institutes, we will gradually hand over the administration to them. Thereafter, we will only provide assistance when required,” said Khakhar.
The IIT Goa has admitted 30 students each into its Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering streams. With 40 students admitted to each of the three streams, the institute at Dharwad has a higher intake.
Since both the institutes are yet to get new campuses, the classes will be held in spaces allotted to them in other colleges. A 560-acre IIT Dharwad campus and a 300-acre IIT Goa campus will be completed in a couple of years.
Meanwhile, IIT Goa will conduct classes in Goa Engineering College. Students of IIT Dharwad will share the campus of the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI). Students will have to share the academic blocks and hostel facilities with these colleges.