The meeting is to be attended by various officers familiar with the project to review various projects of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and address issues allegedly delaying construction, the ministry of education will call a meeting with the heads of infrastructure development agencies under the ministry of housing and urban affairs CPWD and NBCC.
The secretary of the department of higher education will preside over the review meeting on Wednesday, and the chairman and managing director of National Building Construction Corporation Limited, as well as the director general of Central Work Public Department, have been requested to attend the meeting. Additionally, the present officers who are familiar with the project and IIT directors will also attend the meeting.
The special director general (SDG) and additional director general (ADG) overseeing the projects at the IITs, Indian School of Mines, and BHU have been asked to provide a status report of the projects, including any progress made thus far, a brief description of the work, and deadlines for completion, by the CPWD.
The public technical institutes known as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are owned by the Indian government and are spread out throughout the country. However, these institute is owned by the Indian government’s Ministry of Education. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, which establishes them as Institutes of National Importance and specifies their responsibilities, authority, and governance structure as the nation’s top technological institutions.
There are currently 23 IITs listed in the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. And every year lakhs of students across the country attend the entrance examination to secure seats at IIT. With the increasing population the competition is also risen getting tough, therefore, the Education Ministry is too trying to built more infrastructure and number of seats to give chance to more students. The entrance exams conducted for entering IIT are JEE Main and JEE Advanced.