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Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Number of IIT's to go up to 12

The Indian govt has decide to increase the number of IIT's (Indian Institute of Technology) to 12 from the current 7, by upgrading the Regional Engineering Colleges. I guess if the quality of education can be maintained at the old IIT levels, this is a good sign.

PS: For those not in the know, the IIT is arguably the most selective university in the world, with an admission percentage of about 1-2%, compared to 10-11% at Harvard. A very high percentage of start-ups in Silicon Valley are either owned or run by IIT alumni.

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