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August 30, 2008
IITBHU Global Editor @ 02:16 PM

[The following is taken from this post of the Aug '08 Chronicle]

So far the process for converting IT-BHU to IIT has been going smooth. A senior advisor of Planning Commission, Mr. Bhasker Chatterji visited our institute on August 11 to discuss about IIT conversion. He was satisfied with the steps being taken by our institute for the conversion and discussed the funding needs of about Rs. 500 crores.

On the other hand, there are two issues which need to be resolved before the conversion process can proceed further. One is about the governance of IIT and other about naming of our institute.

For governance, BHU administration has proposed that Vice-Chancellor of the University should be always head of the Chairman of the Board for the proposed IIT. Currently the Chairman of the Board of each IIT is the outside person appointed by the central government. Usually he is a distinguished person, such as industrialist, academician, scientist, etc. Since he is always a person outside of the institute, the current IIT Council (apex group of all IITs) may not have much objection about appointing VC as the Chairman of the Board of our institute.

However, the second problem is more complex. Our University wants to rename our institute as IIT-BHU, Varanasi after conversion. On the other hand, HRD ministry and IIT council wants to have name similar to other IITs, i.e. IIT, Varanasi only. This is to maintain the brand-image of IITs, as IITs are named after the respective city only. Anything else is not acceptable to them.

Our alumni volunteers are in constant touch with University administration and officials from HRD ministry. We hope that the issue will be quickly resolved as per our expectations and process for conversion of our institute to IIT will move forward.

If you believe you can help in our efforts, please email Yogesh Upadhyay of CHE 1977 at yogesh@ alumni.itbhu.ac.in

109 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 Anonymous said:

I support IIT-BHU, Varanasi. I don't want to detach myself from the glorious past of BHU.

August 30, 2008 8:15 PM
 Anonymous said:

I support IIT Varanasi...There is no point living in the past but look one should look at the future and we must accept whatever will give us that...If the govt. says IIT varanasi, then IIT varanasi it is

August 31, 2008 4:23 AM
 Raj said:

Is there any major problem in resolving the name of IIT BHU/IIT Varanasi?

August 31, 2008 4:49 AM
 Anonymous said:

BHU has a vast resource pool of good faculty (e.g. physics dept) and students have freedom to take various courses in other faculties. Couple of my batch mates took diploma courses in other faculties. IIT-BHU will retain those accesses, with increased funding. Separating IIT totally from BHU will deprive future students from those resources. Then IIT will have to develop those resources from scratch.

August 31, 2008 9:23 AM
 Bharatkumar Barot said:

The IITs are named as per their location.Accordingly our Institute can be named as IIT,BHU where BHU is the location.No need to include varanasi

August 31, 2008 10:17 PM
 Anonymous said:

not exactly , by a simple MOU one can access all the facilties which one enjoy today directly from BHU. Access of resource pool will not be a prob.

September 1, 2008 1:21 AM
 Anonymous said:

Just happened to come across this article which mentions of IIT-BHU in a ministry of HRD - dept of higher education website. It mentions IIT BHU/IT BHU in the same breath.(http://education.nic.in/scst/SCST-Special.asp)

Personally,I do not think IIT council/HRD ministry would have much probs with our BHU association and hence the IIT BHU name as such, given that we were already a part of IIT JEE for so long. Infact, the name IIT Varanasi could be a bit alien sounding and a dampner for the alumni with fond memories of the glorious university campus.On another thought, why is the Pan IIT website (http://paniit.iitk.ac.in/iits/index.jsp) still chosing to ignore us despite including all new instis ? Any thoughts?

September 1, 2008 4:56 AM
 Rahul Hari said:

All the IITs have the vast resources that are being talked about here. Hence these resources might also be a part of IITV or IITBHU, with the extra plus of the ease with which the students will be able to use them without any BHU barriers or red tapes.

September 1, 2008 5:22 AM
 Anonymous said:

New institutes are coming up as IITs whereas we are yet in conversion process.Till the conversion process in 99.9% done, we will be officially known as ITBHU. So they cannot include us.

September 1, 2008 8:14 AM
 Anonymous said:

Should not even be a question.

MUST be IITV to maintain parity among all IITs.

September 1, 2008 8:22 AM
 Anonymous said:

ya it is iitv. because iit-bhu sounds something odd..as compairing with other iits....iit should follow its trend naming after city..

September 1, 2008 9:57 AM
 Anonymous said:

IIT BHU undoubtedly.

September 2, 2008 4:15 AM
 Prasoon Agarwal said:

I guess it should be IITV....I dont want to do again what I have been doing since the day I have entered ITBHU --- explaining to people how we entered through IITJEE, how we are similar to them and how we are autonomous in certain ways and are not in other.

Association will always and can always remain....but to bring it at par with brand..IITV sounds better

September 2, 2008 5:03 AM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

All: For now, lets all work on ways to get that extra "I", and the funding that comes with it.

Lets keep discussions on "what is the best name" on a different thread, as this has a lot of potential of becoming a flame-war :).

I have started one here, complete with voting etc :)
http://www.itbhuglobal.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=840. Let all know what you think.

@Anon-with-link: I checked with some people abt that MoEducation link -- they say it is a typo, and nothing is certain about the name yet :-|.

bests,
Animesh
CSE03
Alumni Volunteer

September 2, 2008 5:45 AM
 Anonymous said:

IIT-V sounds much better than IIT-BHU Varanasi. The latter is a bit too long a name for an IIT

September 2, 2008 7:33 AM
 nitin said:

leave the name . but what about the inclusion of itbhu in IITs by IIT act modification & exclusion of itbhu from BHU by BHU act modification . I feel only these 2 hurdles to be cleared for which we ... specially our alumni will have to keep their eyes open as soon as parliyment session commences ( i dont know exact date but perhaps it is in octomber !!! ) . baki nam me kya rakha hai ... IIT ke bad kuch bhi likha ho :)

September 2, 2008 2:16 PM
 Anonymous said:

Will a duplicate degree certificate bear the new name with IIT in it?

September 3, 2008 12:51 PM
 Anonymous said:

Let's shout together.....IIT Varanasi...

September 4, 2008 8:09 PM
 Pradeep Mishra said:

I am an IT-BHU alumni. I'd vote for IIT-BHU, Varanasi.

- Pradeep

September 4, 2008 9:55 PM
 anonymous said:

how did that happen that an advisor of PM and an imminent personality comes to know about such an important historical happenings in India like opening of new IITs after students have been admitted into the newly opened institutes even ?

September 5, 2008 8:32 PM
 Raj said:

This may be Dr. Rao's personal opinion.
Can any one tell about putting the ITBHU to IIT bill in the Coming Parliamentary session.What is the update

September 5, 2008 10:39 PM
 nb said:

Is Prof. Rao an alumnus of BHU ? Read somewhere that he got his M.SC from BHU in 1955.

September 7, 2008 4:40 PM
 chandan said:

yes, He got his M.SC from BHU .

http://www.jncasr.ac.in/cnrrao/cnr_personal.htm

And currently he is chairman of SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE PRIME MINISTER

http://www.csirwebistad.org/pdf/SACPM%20EMAILMARCH%202006.pdf

Probably we can contact him for any help regarding this conversion.

September 7, 2008 9:42 PM
 Raj said:

Animesh,
Could you please tell about the tabling of ITBHU to IIT bill in the coming session of parliament.
What is the latest progress.And whether Govt. is planing some ordnance.

September 8, 2008 11:22 PM
 Raj said:

Animesh,
Could you please tell about the tabling of ITBHU to IIT bill in the coming session of parliament.
What is the latest progress.And whether Govt. is planing some ordnance.

September 8, 2008 11:22 PM
 Rohit Sachan said:

We can have BHU as well.. if IIT Kgp can be there then why not IIT Bhu. I know BHU is not a city still. Call it by all the names like IIT Pawai or IIT B , IIT BHU or IIT V ..

Let it be officially IIT V .

September 9, 2008 4:27 AM
 Anonymous said:

IIT V is better over IIT BHU. Let informal name be IIT BHU but formal be IIT V. If it is IIT V it would be considered on par with other IITs, else keeping BHU name would always keep it separated from other IITs.

September 10, 2008 10:40 AM
 raj said:

Nothing sustantial has been heard since so long.
What is the progress.What about the tabling of bill the coming parliament session? What about the ordinance plan of Govt.?
Can anyone update on these points.

September 11, 2008 4:24 AM
 Anonymous said:

I am in favor of IIT-BHU. It carries the grandeur legacy of BHU, and will associate us not only with engineering grads but also with all alumni of BHU.
And moreover many ppl in industry still think that our institute name is IIT-BHU not IT-BHU, so we don't need a new name actually.

September 11, 2008 5:20 AM
 Anonymous said:

I would be interested in knowing how BHU and the new IIT resolve issues about common resources like power water etc; and also what the responsibilities of the BHU proctor and security staff would be vis-a-vis the new IIT. Long ago when I was a student at IT-BHU, BHU had to close indefinitley three times, in five years due to what the district adminsitration considered to be serious threats to peace in the campus. These were due to protests that originated in the science and arts departemnts. Sine the IT hostels were in the BHU campus, the IT students had to vacate their hostels. Incidents like these caused serious disruptions to the acdemic sessions and schedules.

September 12, 2008 6:39 PM
 Anonymous said:

No updates on the conversion process????
Itni shanti kyon hai bhai????

September 13, 2008 8:19 PM
 Raj said:

If_only;Yogesh Ji; Animesh Pathak;
Could any one of you update on conversion issue. No posting from If_only and Yogesh Upadhaya Since so long.

Raj

September 13, 2008 9:58 PM
 Yogesh K. Upadhyaya said:

Raj/If_only/others:

My self and other alumni are in constant touch with our institute and our university administration, as well as with HRD ministry.

For the last few weeks, there is no news update. What I have heard is that our university administration has welcomed the IIT status for our institute and requested HRD ministry for IIT-BHU name, keeping university's sentiments in mind. HRD ministry is going through the proposal. The work on modifying BHU Act is also being done simultaneously by the Ministry.

We shall come to know about outcome only when the Parliament meets again in mid-Oct. and the Bill for modifying IIT Act is introduced.

Thanks,

Yogesh K. Upadhyaya
Chemical 1977

September 14, 2008 9:51 AM
 Ballu said:

Once the bill is ready,
I think there will be no hurdles in passing it.
As due to disturbance and walk outs by opposition in parliament on other issues will allow 95% of bills to be passed without any discussion. ;)

September 14, 2008 8:25 PM
 Raj said:

Yogesh Ji ;
Thanks for your update.
Looking for the parliament session.

September 14, 2008 11:16 PM
 Ravi Modi said:

What is status of Bill Modification for 8 New IITs. Is it complete or it will be done together with IT-BHU ?

Ravi Modi
1986-Mech
ravimodi@yahoo.com

September 15, 2008 6:52 AM
 Raj said:

Well earlier Govt. has announced that they have plan to bring ordinance for New IITs and that too very soon. Till now nothing has processed further in this regard.Now since about one month has left for the next session to be started,no update in this regard(Ordinance). If anyone has got some seroius update on this issue.
Another point some issues regarding BOG chairman and name of our institute has also to be resolved.
Yogesh ji wouold you have some conclusive updates on these issues.Please share.

Raj

September 18, 2008 4:28 AM
 Anonymous said:

i heard that our vice chancellor has wrote a strong letter to govt.regarding iit bhu.in letter he strongly emphasizes on the fact that it is part of bhu and we can not exclude it from bhu by naming iitv....does it effect all the conversion process????????

September 18, 2008 10:41 AM
 anon said:

Where did you hear from?

September 18, 2008 7:39 PM
 Anonymous said:

Is VC implying "Name it as IIT-BHU or No Thanks, we will keep it as IT-BHU" ? Or is he just making a strong case for IIT-BHU ? Second one is good but first one is not.

September 19, 2008 5:31 AM
 Anonymous said:

I hope he is not going to say "No Thanks". Practically this is our last chance.

September 19, 2008 9:32 AM
 Abhijeet said:

If they are saying that BHU cannot be excluded, then how are they going to do the conversion process? ITBHU needs to be separated from BHU for conversion. Are the authorities there in BHU changing their minds? It would be great if someone (like Yogesh Sir) can let everyone know what's there in VC's mind, by talking to him.

September 19, 2008 10:08 AM
 Anonymous said:

First of all, we all need to realize that it is government's call whether or not to convert IT into IIT. And for that matter, it is also their call what to name it as (IITV or IIT-BHU). BHU Admin, including the VC, has the right to make a request.

September 19, 2008 4:41 PM
 Anonymous said:

BHU does carry a lot of good past with its name.Other IITs have been developed as independent institutions right from the begining. IT-BHU is being converted to IIT and it does have a long past and strong association. I am in favour of IIT-BHU, Varanasi as its new name.

In reality name has little to do with what this institute will accomplish note worthy in future. It must be up-graded for better resources at its disposal without much fuss over the name. It is always better to follow a standard with a few practical changes if needed.

September 19, 2008 5:03 PM
 paras said:

We Indians have a habit of beating around the bush and not concentrate on the real issue. As in this case, the real issue is IIT coversion, with V/BHU as secondary issue.
I'll like to ask our honarary VC, professors and other administrators only one question:
If ITBHU is named IIT V, would that mean IT wont have any relation with BHU or If it is named IIT BHU would that mean IT would remain a part of BHU.
Well any logical anyswer is a 'NO' in both the cases. I mean I can't understand the fact that so qualified persons could be against the overall recognition and development of the institute.

September 19, 2008 8:19 PM
 Anonymous said:

can you chopp-off your own hands ? obviously no. so why would BHU exclude its only engineering faculty IT-BHU? Would you do that if you were BHU VC.obviously no because you are loosing. and IIT would not allow IT-BHU to be part of IIT becuase it can't be separated out of BHU. so you get the answer.

September 19, 2008 8:25 PM
 Anonymous said:

Whenever I hear a news reagarding IIT/ITBHU alumni I found (in most cases) that institute places (like kgp k b .. )come in second or follwing lines. But with ITBHU, It is not the case. Also I always think if something is done by IIT alumini then it is done by 7 IITs and if ITBHU alumini is doing something then it is one ITBHU. So, IIT-BHU sounds good.

September 20, 2008 9:57 AM
 Anonymous said:

To convert IT to IIT is not solely government's call. BHU must agree first to separate it. Only then government comes into picture. And the disturbing thing in the previous post is, that BHU may not allow separation of IT, if it is not named as IIT-BHU.

September 20, 2008 11:06 AM
 IIT_now said:

There has been a interesting debate whether BHU's agreement is required for the Govt to separate IT from BHU. I am not sure of the exact procedure required...and it is also likely that we are in a gray area as there might not be a lot of precedent for separation of faculty from the institute.

However irrespective of what the process, as BHU is a centrally funded institution,if there is the required POLITICAL will, Govt can easily have it's way. MHRD holds tremendous leverage over the VC and BHU administration. VC is appointed by MHRD and is responsible for carrying out agenda of MHRD. All Directors/Faculty members are government employees and have to abide by it's directives.
The Government if it chooses to,at it's will can amend BHU Act in parliament or issue an ordinance to effect any change in the functioning of BHU.

It is all of question of how much punch the politicians at the top are willing to pull...

September 20, 2008 2:41 PM
 Yogish Lavanis said:

I would prefer IIT, BHU Varanasi

September 20, 2008 10:40 PM
 NB said:

Draft is ready as per the news below but nothing is mentioned about IT-BHU. Agree, this is our last chance and we are very close this time. So we all should be pro-active so that we do not miss it this time and should do everything we can do to make it happen.

http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/3F5CEAC7513B20E7652574CD003AAD51?OpenDocument

September 23, 2008 4:15 AM
 Anonymous said:

it is not mentioned that while converting roorkee, again the act was amended. So i think they are talking about only the newly created IIT's not the converted ones.

September 23, 2008 9:45 AM
 nitin said:

parliament session starts from 17th octomber .
http://www.khabrein.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16580&Itemid=88

its not wait & watch for us now . I suggest our honourable alumni to take the atmost urgency for that . I also suggest to all collegegoers students to take out any useful information from the Director cabin & the VC cabin !!!

September 23, 2008 10:22 AM
 Anonymous said:

This news link has mention of IT-BHU. Though Not sure if taken from official news release.

http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=471310&sid=NAT

September 23, 2008 10:33 AM
 Anonymous said:

yes now, its our alumni job..they have to be in a constant touch with our vc also..

September 23, 2008 11:32 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Hello Guys!!
Our alumni have put a lot of efforts for all this!!
What is the news further ??

September 26, 2008 12:35 AM
 nitin said:

modifying iit act is ok . it can be for itbhu done with other 8 iits . but what about bhu act modification ? is it ready to be produced ?

September 26, 2008 4:03 AM
 Sanket Kekre said:

i think it should be IIT Varanasi as after that it will become some what self dependant

September 26, 2008 11:08 PM
 gaurav said:

I heard from the Admin Office that yesterday a team from UGC visited the campus for some work/inspection related to IIT conversion.

September 27, 2008 5:04 AM
 Anonymous said:

@gaurabh:-

how did u get this information.Please brief us about the team visit.

September 27, 2008 10:21 PM
 gaurav said:

I don't know anything more.My frnd had gone to admin office and there he heard this.

September 28, 2008 3:43 AM
 Yogesh K. Upadhyaya said:

IIT update:

Gaurav:

UGC/AICTE team visited our campus over weekend. I had talk with our Director last week. According to him, the visit (by UGC/AICTE) is for the routine funding requirement for our college only and it has nothing to do with IIT issue.

About IIT issue, we are keeping track on the subject. HRD has to consider and act appropriately on the demand by BHU administration, which wants to have partial control over our institute after conversion.

Thanks,

Yogesh Upadhyaya
Chemical 1977

September 28, 2008 8:08 AM
 IIT_Now said:

Yogesh,
Can the alumini team confirm that the amendment of the IIT act includes IT-BHu conversion to IIT?
Thanks,

September 28, 2008 1:09 PM
 Anonymous said:

partial control! .. so the VC does not want full autonomy to be given to IT/IIT BHU/Varanasi.... I am afraid, we will not be seeing the conversion in the coming year in this case .. why would HRD give partial control ..... Just curious .. if MHRD has included the conversion in the coming amendment of IIT Act .. or not ? ..

September 28, 2008 8:49 PM
 Anonymous said:

Hello Yogesh Sir,

Can this demand jeopardize the efforts of conversion?

Abhijeet

September 29, 2008 7:17 AM
 Anonymous said:

if we are in ACT modification draft.. then we may be through ..does any body have any info about that?

September 29, 2008 11:17 AM
 nitin said:

i prefer for wait after 17th octomber parliament session start ... keeping fingers crossed :)

September 30, 2008 8:59 AM
 Anonymous said:

If we look the parliament schedule

http://164.100.47.132/provisionalcalender/14/part-II.pdf

its Oct 21 ( the first day when they will do the bussiness of MHRD) and then Nov 4th, 11th and 18th .. lets see, when the ACT Modification will be tabled ? but the big question, if there is resistence from BHU admin about the conversion, how MHRD will proceed ?

September 30, 2008 9:11 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

I guess we should not just sit with our fingers crossed when we are so close.
We should try to get internal info and if there is some problem put all our efforts to rectify that as we dont have much time left either ....

And please let me know if I can do something in this regard ....

October 1, 2008 2:26 AM
 IIT_Now said:

I agree with Shailendara...this is the time to act....if we are not included there wont be time to correct it later on...

October 1, 2008 7:39 AM
 Raj said:

I think now no ordinance for New IITs from Govt.
Let's see what happen in the parliment session. I think next month is very crucial for ITBHU.

October 4, 2008 9:13 PM
 santosh said:

can we only do "wait and watch"? cant we confirm from MHRD ministry about BHU Act?

October 5, 2008 11:09 AM
 mukesh said:

any update on placing the iit bill in parliament session.....

October 7, 2008 6:33 AM
 Anonymous said:

End of the day. With the new IITs coming in, IT BHU would continue to lose it's equity amongst the rest of the institutes, the change is imperative to keep the reputation alive. We've got to do whatever we can from our end.

October 8, 2008 2:21 AM
 nitin said:

u r right Mr Anonymous ... where there will never be a itbhu in india's top 10 without being iit there it is also true that if any institute can enter & challenge top 5 IITs then its only ... but only qfter being an IIT ... ( point to be noted in 1972 only 6 institutes were there which participated in IIT Jee ... The top 5 & Itbhu ) .

October 8, 2008 7:21 AM
 farooq said:

what matters is that IT-BHU shd be IIT does not matter , it is IIT-V or IIT-BHU,Varanasi.

October 11, 2008 7:58 AM
 Anonymous said:

Does anyone has any updates on this? The silence indicates that we have missed the bus!!!!!

October 14, 2008 6:11 PM
 Anonymous said:

probably yes :(.. it will be clear any way on 21st .. or so...

October 15, 2008 5:18 AM
 Anonymous said:

is it possible for students of ITBHU to hold a rally in support . send representatives to meet to Director first & then to VC ... as soon as possible ? ............... its our last chance afterall !!!

October 15, 2008 3:38 PM
 Anonymous said:

senior faculty members, those who are supposed to know the status, are keeping mum .. and there is a restless silence ..all the signs are not giving a good vibe.. regarding holding the rally .. one need official status from somewhere .....

October 15, 2008 8:20 PM
 Anonymous said:

Cant we can ask the MHRD as to when they propose to bring up the bill in the parliament under the RTI Act???

October 15, 2008 9:28 PM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

From Yogesh Upadhyaya CHE 1977:

The IIT conversion process for our institute is still going on. Our VC is also supporting conversion of our institute into an IIT. MHRD is considering BHU administration's request to have a say in governance of our institute when it becomes an IIT. We shall come to know more only after the government introduces Bill for modifying IIT Act in the parliament. The next parliament is expected to begin around Oct 21.

Thanks,

Yogesh Upadhyaya
Chemical 1977

October 16, 2008 6:26 AM
 Anonymous said:

The next parliament begins tommorow

October 16, 2008 8:44 AM
 Anonymous said:

Following question is listed to be asked in the Rajya Sabha on 10/20/2008. Hopefully some information will be forthcoming then..

New Indian Institutes of Technology
200. SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: Will the
Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE
DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether several new Indian
Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been
started, commencing from the current
academic session;
(b) if so, the details thereof, including
the status of their venues, the number of
students under general and reserved
categories admitted vis-a-vis seats offered
and faculties recruited in each and the
courses offered in respective IITs;
(c) the standard norms of facultystudent
ratio prescribed, if any, for the IITs
and the ratio actually prevailing in the IITs,
including in those newly set up; and
(d) the details of funds approved and
allocated to each IIT, old and new, for the
current financial year?

October 16, 2008 3:06 PM
 Anonymous said:

it is going to start tomorrow . but when act is going to be produced in parliament ?

October 16, 2008 5:28 PM
 Anonymous said:

The parliament session is going to be a short one this time, may be just for a few days. So,there is very little room for negotiations. I guess that everything is in order before the bill is tabled.

October 16, 2008 10:54 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

I appreciate efforts of everyone including Mr Anonymous.

October 16, 2008 11:59 PM
 IIT_now said:

HRD ministry is saying that it will not introduce the IIT (Ammendment) bill during this session...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1081018/jsp/nation/story_9984518.jsp


looks like the wait is longer...

October 17, 2008 4:02 PM
 Anonymous said:

now we will have to trust the next govt. also. I hope they will not exclude ITBHU.

October 18, 2008 5:43 AM
 Raj said:

Its really a shocking news.
Now can Mr. Yopgesh Upadhaya throw some light on this.

October 18, 2008 8:17 PM
 Anonymous said:

This is a big big blow, the wait gets longer and a change of guard at the centre likely now you can only cross ur fingers and hope for the best and conversion would not be a top priority for the next government

October 19, 2008 2:33 AM
 Anonymous said:

Hi all, I would like to thank yogeshji for all the effort he has put in.

Here is my view on this.

We forget that in the conversion process politicians are involved .

A Politician is politician!!!!!!

Iam sorry to say but we need to face reality. Iam in USA and had sleepless nights during vote of confidence to see wheather govt Suvives and IT BHU becomes IIT and have been constantly following updates and contacting IT BHU Office.

Now ...Its better to forget and focuss on our careers and try to get an MBA from world renowned Institues rather dicuss about this never ending process.

October 19, 2008 7:37 AM
 IIT_Now said:

Interesting article in TOI about implementation hurdles in the 11th plan initiatives (which i presume includes IT-BHU conversion and new iit's)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Education/Ambitious_11th_plan_on_higher_education_may_remain_a_dream/articleshow/3617209.cms

October 20, 2008 5:14 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Well lets have this point of view in mind -

There are problems definitely in setting up too many IITs and it might go in our favor.
ITBHU > IIT process needs less money and less time.

I am not sure but if money is problem then these POLITICIANS might want to adjust new admitted students for new IITs into existent ones and hence one more positive point in favor of ITBHU > IIT.

Well just my opinion!!

October 20, 2008 8:04 PM
 Anonymous said:

today is october 22!!
please...i'm dying to hear some good news.

October 21, 2008 2:44 PM
 IIT_Now said:

Question in parliament for 10/27

985. SHRI JAI PRAKASH
NARAYAN SINGH: Will the Minister of
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
be pleased to state:
(a) whether Governmnt has proposed
to set up new IITs, IIITs and IISERs; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and how
many of them are proposed to be set up in
the tribal areas, for the welfare of tribal
people/students?

October 22, 2008 5:25 AM
 dharamveer said:

i am a student who is in 1st year and left even many world renowned institutes for the iit tag but all seems hopeless now

So i even joined ceramic engineering

There are many sad faces thanks to this news i hope nobody does a suicide

October 22, 2008 5:58 AM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

It is good to know that a question is being asked. Lets see what happens.

@dharamveer: There is no reason to be contemplating suicide -- from what I know, a ITBHU CER 2nd year student with his team just won the best invention award in IITM !

you _are_ in a world class insti. See this page for more.

cheers,
Animesh
animesh @ alumni.itbhu.ac.in

October 22, 2008 6:07 AM
 Aditya Prasad said:

Its sad tht the government has decided to take these steps...from the TOI article the people in the IISERs are in a worse situation than us or the new IITs...
Many first years here have been discussing the conversion and pinning their hopes on it...

Aditya Prasad
First yr. Ceramic Engineering

October 22, 2008 6:31 AM
 yogesh k upadhyaya said:

Dharamveer/Aditya:

Thanks for your comments. Our alumni volunteers are meeting HRD ministry officials, other govt. officials and institute administration almost every month to follow up with the matter. The matter is in govt. hand now and the implementation is slow.

Please read the following links, which state that current winter session of the parliament may be curtailed on Oct. 24 and reconvened on Dec08. Thus earliest possibility of discussing about amendment of IIT Act will be in Dec or perhaps in February budget session:

http://www.hindu.com/2008/10/21/stories/2008102155401000.htm
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1683344

The reason for postponing the session and IIT discussion are many. The parliament session is postponed and shortened so as to avoid no-trust motion by the opposition on the issue of price rise, etc. In any case, there are a lot of agenda to be discussed in the shortened parliament session, and amendment of IIT Act requires some spare time for discussion.

The govt. plans to put forth in parliament the amendment of the IIT Act, 1961 so as to add 8 new IITs and IT-BHU to be officially declared as IITs.

The bill is delayed due to the fact that:

-Four IITs (Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh) has not finalized location as per HRD requirement and the land is not procured. IIT Act will be amended after all details are clear and agreed upon.

-Review and final approval from Planning Commission about the funding for new IITs. Funding is available, only to be reassessed considering current slow economy and possible reduced income to govt.

-For IT-BHU, BHU Act is to be modified or the consensus should be arrived at.

We can only wait and see. We are still hopeful about the outcome.

Thanks,

Yogesh K Upadhyaya
Chemical 1977

October 22, 2008 7:39 AM
 Dishank Gupta said:

Hi

Let's wait for 27th october and keep ur fingers crossed till then.

October 22, 2008 8:16 AM
 imran rashid said:

even IT-BHU is one of the best institution,as we know that placement wise we are not lagging behind from any iit. We should rather focus on making our tag IT-BHU better than any other institution...and leave the never ending topic of conversion. -Imran Rashid -1st year ceramics

October 22, 2008 12:19 PM
 Anonymous said:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Adjourning_session_wont_protect_govt_from_no-trust_vote_Advani/articleshow/3630772.cms

Another link which says Parliament session will be adjourned on Friday and reconvene December 8.

October 23, 2008 9:29 AM
 Sanket.kekre@cer12.ITBHUGlobal.org said:

we are again back to pavillion
THAT was really bad!!!!!!!!!

October 24, 2008 1:51 AM
 Anonymous said:

A student of IT told me that UGC commision was to visit the campus from Oct 21-24. Has this visit happened ? If yes, does anyone know of the agenda and the outcome ?

October 25, 2008 6:35 PM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Dear all,
Thanks for your comments. We have posted a new update on this issue at this new page, and the comments on this entry are closed.
Thanks,
Animesh
CSE03

October 26, 2008 7:53 AM

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