Indian Institutes of Technology to Open Admission for Pakistani Students

Indian leading IT university, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITS) is going to allow the students of eight countries to pursue their technology career in the graduate and postgraduate programs, reported by The Hindustan Times. Pakistan is also among these eight countries. There will be a proper entrance test that will be conducted by the Indian officials in the respective countries. Moreover, this schedule is for the 2017 admission of the IITs.

Speaking of this step, the HRD Ministry official has stated, “This is the first time we have planned to admit foreign students by holding tests abroad. To begin with, we will admit students from the JEE/GATE exams to be conducted in 2017.”

There will be a proper entrance test that will be conducted in the respective countries and for this, the seats for foreign students will be prescribed by the officials at the time of the announcement of admission for the year 2017. Moreover, these seats for the foreign students will be the additional students and there will be no effect over the current seats allocated for the Indian students. IITS has already declared that fee for the international students will be higher as compared to the subsidized fee for the Indian nationals.

About IITSs

IITs is said to be the most prestigious IT university in India. It basically consists the eighteen Centres of Excellence for training, research, development in science, engineering and technology in India. These eighteen autonomous institutes are located at Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Patna, Ropar and Varanasi It is According to the recent ranking issued by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, most of the campuses of IITs are in the range of 145 to 390. It will be a good chance for Pakistan students to get the education from a university that is doing well at international level.

Location of IITs. 18 functioning IITs (green). 5 planned IITs (blue)
Location of IITs. 18 functioning IITs (green). 5 planned IITs (blue)

Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK. You can email her at noor @ web.pk.

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