Nepali Students Join Indian Institute of Technology

Nepali Students Join Indian Institute of Technology

Aug. 28, 2016, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol 10, No.2,August 12,2016,(Shrawan,28,2073)

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, provides opportunity to the meritorious international students to seek admission in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in India.

According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, a four-member delegation from various IITs in India is on a visit to Nepal from August 27-29, 2016 to interact with students of Class-XI and XII from various schools, and with the final and pre-final year under graduate engineering students, to share about the entrance exams, admission procedure for international students, life at various IITs and future prospects.

The IIT Professors will have interactions with prospective students at the Institute of Engineering College, Pulchowk; Kathmandu University, Dulikhel; Rai School, Modern Indian School, DAV School, and KV School in Kathmandu on August 28 and 29 respectively.

Embassy of India’s B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation also held a special talk program for the visiting IIT professors on August 27, 2016 at the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Library, Kathmandu which was attended by many interested students and their parents.

About Indian Institute of Technology IIT

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 of Govt. of India which has declared them as institutions of national importance, and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance etc. In May 1950, the first in the series was established in Kharagpur at the site of the Hijli Detention Camp, where the British had incarcerated political prisoners; the institution was named the "Indian Institute of Technology" before its formal inauguration on August 18, 1951.

Within a decade of the launch of the first IIT, four more were set up: IIT Bombay (1958), IIT Madras (1959), IIT Kanpur (1959), and IIT Delhi (1961). Decades later, the sixth IIT was established in Guwahati (1994). India's first technical institute, set up in 1847 and known as the Thomson College of Engineering and subsequently the University of Roorkee, was ordained as the seventh IIT in September 2001. In the year 2008, six new IITs were started: IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Patna, IIT Rajasthan, and IIT Ropar.

This was followed by two more IITs in 2009: IIT Indore and IIT Mandi. In 2012, Institute of Technology, BHU was designated the sixteenth IIT. Over the years IITs have created world class educational platforms dynamically sustained through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructural facilities. The faculty and alumni of IITs have made huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad.

The institutes are globally recognized as centres of academic excellence, and are reputed for the outstanding caliber of the students graduating from them. In 2015, additional two new IITs, viz. IIT Tirupati and IIT Palakkad were started. Again, in 2016, IIT Goa and IIT Dharwad were started. Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration. The Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of IIT Council. Further details at:




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