Students with CGPA above 7.0 and graduating from centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) will be eligible to enrol in PhD programmes in Indian Institutes of Technologies without GATE score.
This and a number of measures have been approved by the IIT Council in its 47th meeting on Monday to encourage students to enrol in PhD programmes in IITs. The meeting chaired by HRD minister M M Pallam Raju also deliberated on the issue of positioning of IITs globally. The council decided to focus on augmenting research.
The IIT Council also approved the decision of the JAB (Advanced) to continue with the examination pattern introduced in 2012. The meeting was attended by chairmen and directors of 16 IITs besides other members of the Council.