Thursday, December 01, 2005
My comment on July 1 2005
Assuming that they will be created by upgradation of exisiting institutes, it should be done based on the current quality of the exisiting institutes. Based on that if , *as an example* (since the ranking mentioned next may not be a proper one), we look at a recent ranking of top 20 T-schools, then:
We can rule out IT BHU as UP has IIT Kanpur,
next NIT Warangal should be made to an IIT,
NIT Trichy should be ruled out because of IIT Madras,
Thapar Institute should be made to an IIT,
DIT Delhi should be ruled out because of IIT Delhi,
NIT Surathkal should be made to an IIT,
MNNIT should be ruled out because of IIT Kanpur,
Punjab Eng should be ruled out because of Thapar Institute,
IIIT Hyderabad should be ruled out because of NIT Warangal and because it is a private college,
BITS Pilani should be ruled out as it is a private school,
next NIT Rourkela should be made to an IIT.
This will make the total list of IITs 7 Original + 4 suggested = 11. The distribution will be 4 in North (IITD, IITKanpur,IITRoorkee,Thapar), 3 in South(IITM,Warangal,Surathkal), 3 in east/NE(IITKGP,IITGuwahati,Rourkela), 1 in west(IITMumbai). So the next two IITs should be from the West and West-central part.