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India, in the coming years, is about to see a huge leap in educational and research standards, with the introduction of 6 new IITs in the country, as per the latest announcements from the Union Cabinet. As per the latest updates, an amount of Rs. Rs 7,002.42 crores has been approved by the government for the establishment of six more of these premier educational institutes across India.

The arrangements are almost ready to set up 6 new IITs at Palakkad (Kerala), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Dharwad (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Goa. However, the country is still waiting for the official statement from the government. The operation of these institutes have however been approved by a meeting of the Union Cabinet, presided by Dr Narendra Modi, in the month of September.

The Indian Institutes of Technologies are the autonomous public educational institutions of India which have been announced as institutes of national importance by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. They take major pride in offering undergraduate and post-graduate education to some of the most potential students across the country by the highest qualified personnel. To qualify for study in an undergraduate program in IIT, the students have to secure a rank in IIT-JEE, widely regarded as one of the toughest exams of India. To pursue post-graduate studies, the students have to secure ranks in national level competitive examinations like GATE, JAM, CEED, or CSIR-NET/DBT JRF and pass a rigorous written test and interview process before gaining admission in the institute.

Currently, there are a total of sixteen operational IITs across India: one each at Gandhinagar, Bombay, New Delhi, Roorkee, Kharagpur, Chennai, Guwahati, Indore, Kanpur, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Patna, Ropar, Mandi and Varanasi. According to an official statement as per a press release from PTI, every new IIT is allowed an initial intake of 180 students in their first year of operation, followed by 450 in the successive year and a total of 928 students (840 Undergraduates, 80 Postgraduates and 8 PhDs) from the third year of operation.

To know more about IITs and IITJEE examination, click here.

Also check out our article on Ranking of the new IITs here.

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