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IITs slip in Asian university rankings-----report. Is it due to the fact that others are catching up rather than our standards declining? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 14 May '10 11:35 am
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It may be due to several factors. First we have to understand the parameters used for the rankings. These parameters also keep on changing year after year. The usual parameters taken into consideration are research capabilities, teaching quality, peer and campus recruiter reviews, quality of students and internationalization or the mix of students consisting of local and foreign students as well as staff. Generally, IITs have been created to meet the demands of Indians and they remain so. So, on this particular parameter, IITs get less number of rankings. As far as other parameters are concerned, there has been dilution in the quality of teaching and the teaching staff as well as infrastructure. We all know it very well that Mr. Arjun Singh played havoc with the autonomy of these esteemed teaching organizations as well as by rapidly expanding their quantity rather than quality. We very often come across news reports which say that IITs have been suffering from lack of adequate teaching ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 14 May '10 12:29 pm

 
  
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Really it is sad position.It is because of our standerd decling.Recently I visited IIT Roorkee and found a great difference in all aspects in comparision to what I saw before 15 years.
Answered by rekha agarwal, 14 May '10 11:58 am

 
  
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