Uttarakhand News

Uttarakhand NIT cuts down 50% B.tech seats this year, blames lack of infrastructure

The Ministry of Human ResourcesĀ  Development (HRD) has scrapped 50% B.tech seats this year at National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Uttarakhand because the institute doesn’t have its own campus and buildings. The NIT located at Srinagar in Pauri district is one of the 10 NITs notified in 2009 and has been operating from a temporary campus since its inception.

Every year around 300 students and enrolled in the first year of B.Tech (graduation) course at NIT, Srinagar. However, this year only 150 students will be admitted. The HRD ministry decision came after NIT administration recommended to reduce the seats to 50% until the land for the campus is acquired. The number of B.Tech seats will be resumed from the next academic session. The M.Tech seats programme (75 seats) remain unaffected from this decision.

At present, the country has 31 NITs and are considered institutes of national importance next to Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). The institute came into limelight m last year when the students protested for a week over the issue of negligence and unhygienic conditions at hostels.

Inputs fromĀ  Hindustan Times