IIT Hyderabad is all set to double the strength of students to increase the focus on research and post-graduate streams
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad is going to organise its seventh convocation on August 5. Along with all the preparation for the convocation, the IIT-H is going to announce its plans of growth for the next five years. The institute is targeting to double the strength of students from present 2500 to 5000 under different programmes including undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes.
Established in 2008, the institute is witnessing the next phase of construction in order to equip more students. The expansion is expected to be completed by the next four to five years thereby increasing the accommodation of students gradually.
Increasing strength of PhD awardees
The major focus stream of the institution is the research and the post-graduate programmes where the university will graduate 57 PhDs in the convocation to be held on Sunday. After the convocation, the number of convocation graduates will go up to 80 and 100, the year after that. The strength of PhD awardees is increasing gradually over the coming years.
The institute has been promised a financial assistance of about Rs 1,500 crore, which includes funds for research and infrastructure development, from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Well, the plan of expansion for the next five years will include a library, main building complex, research and development facilities and a convention centre.
As soon as the institute will get access to the new infrastructure, it can start up with the departments branching out into specialised streams within the core departments. The institute is presently incubating 10 companies working in the energy, 5G, chemical engineering, healthcare, computer sciences and physics.