MUMBAI: Atleast 2000 students have dropped out IIT and many others have left IIM’s in 2 years due to the national level entrance tests. The students who dropped out the institution have not completed their graduation and masters.
The data revealed that in the last two years, nearly 2,000 students have dropped out of IITs and IIMs. Between 2014 and 2016, around 699 students dropped out of IIT Delhi, followed by IIT-Kharagpur (544) and IIT-Bombay (143).
"Most of those who leave the course are those pursuing PhDs," said IIT-Bombay director Devang Khakhar.
Between 2003 and 2005, around 37 students dropped out while 69 left between the year 2006 and 2008. The data reached to 104 between the year 2014 and 2016. "Poor academic performance is one of the reasons," said an IIM-Calcutta faculty member.
In the last two years, IIM-Raipur has faced the highest dropouts i.e. 20. To help understudies, IIM-A thought of a mate program, under which each new contestant is tutored by a second year understudy. It likewise directed three-week introduction and training for powerless understudies. A few IIMs have duplicated the project.
IIM Indore additionally has personnel guides for scholastically weaker understudies. An employee said each IIT has a direction and advising unit, headed by an employee to "recognize understudies confronting passionate challenges and guide them".
Former IIM-A director Bakul Dholakia had told earlier: "When students attend the tea party that the director hosts on Day One, it's easy to identify the reserved category students. When they attend the graduation farewell dinner, we proudly say all the differences are erased."