The Indian Institutes of Technology have asked the Public Sector Undertakings to finish the recruitment of graduate engineers before the completion of MTech admissions.
The move will help prevent the students leaving their studies midway for the jobs in PSUs. Every year around 25% of MTech seats are left vacant in the IITs as students join the PSUs leaving the programme midway. The state-run public sector undertakings recruit 1,500 students from the IITs every year.
IITS requested to finish the recruitment process at a meeting of IIT directors and officials of HRD ministry with representatives of the PSUs in Mumbai. The PSUs have assured to take up the matter before the government.
If the request is considered, it will help more engineering graduates to get admission to MTech programmes in IITs. The admissions to MTech are usually completed by the mid of July.
Last year, out of total 8000 students admitted to MTech, 2000 left the programme after getting jobs in PSUs. 1500 students got jobs in PSUs like ONGC, GAIL and SAIL.
There are 23 IITs with 7200 engineering students. Around 14000 students get admission to MTech annually after qualifying the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). PSUs also use the GATE scores for their recruitment process.
At a meeting held at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the introduction of a Common Admission Portal (CAP) was suggested. Common Admission Portal (CAP) would have a ‘common time window’ using which the selected students can opt for MTech and PSUs on the same platform and the information would be sent to both the IIT and PSU.
The Common Admission Portal will help the students choose between the MTech programme and jobs at PSUs, leaving the vacant seats available to the students on the waiting list for admission.
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