What is IIT

Indian is well known for the education and their brillence in their work.whenever we think about the education the first thought arise in our mind is IIT. IIT in itself a whole education system which is ideal  dream of million students. The Ministry of Education of the Indian Government is the owner of them. Currently, there are 23 IITs across the country.

In a generally subpar higher education system, the IITs have regularly performed as institutes of global excellence. However, has India reaped the full benefits of IIT products in the developed sectors of the global economy? A problem-oriented approach and a look to the future. IIT graduates possess a really unique quality, and I’m sure you would agree. IIT is in itself a goal for many students. Because they stand out from the sea of Indian engineers, every major corporation in the world selects IIT graduates to work for them. IITians are influencing and improving this globe, from the Indian start-up sector to the major businesspeople in the United States.

The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was replaced by the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which is an Indian computer-based test for admission to a variety of technical undergraduate programmes in engineering, architecture, and planning at universities throughout India. The National Testing Agency administers the test for admission to B.Tech, B.Arch, etc. programmes in prestigious technical institutions like the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), which are dependent on the JEE-Main rank. Typically, it takes place twice a year. The JEE has been entirely online and computerised from 2019.

The students must know about the history of IIT too which ehnace their will and motivation about the IIT.So,the history which we all heared about the estabilisation of IIT is that The Viceroy’s Executive Council’s Sir Jogendra Singh established a committee tasked with considering the establishment of Higher Technical Institutions for India’s post-war industrial development in 1946, which is almost where the history of the IIT system begins.

In May 1950, the first Indian Institute of Technology was established in Kharagpur, West Bengal, on the site of the Hijli Detention Camp. Prior to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s official opening of the institute on August 18, 1951, the name “Indian Institute of Technology” was chosen.

The Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act, which designated it as an Institute of National Importance, was passed by the Indian Parliament on September 15, 1956. First Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru gave the inaugural convocation address at IIT Kharagpur in 1956.


At Kharagpur, the initial class had 224 students and 42 instructors. 1,69,563 high school students took the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) screening test in 2002, and 3,878 of them (or roughly 2.3% of the candidates who took the test) were given admission offers to various undergraduate programmes at the participating institutes. The IITs are a success story because they have been able to successfully balance two objectives:

(a) the search of quality and excellence,

(b) making education available to young people across India.

The obvious underrepresentation of women, particularly at the B.Tech. level, and the minimal presence of students from extremely disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds have both served as barriers to entry. The heavy demand for IIT admissions has spawned a number of institutes and tutorials offering coaching for the JEE.

The Common Engineering Test (CET), which was previously used for admission to all non-IIT engineering universities, including even RECs and IIITs, due primarily to the rising competition and the goal of maintaining the exclusivity of such institutes of national importance, was introduced in 2002 in response to the newly established NIT and IIIT universities’ desire for an entrance examination paper of a higher standard than the CET. In 2013, JEE-Main was added to the name.

The test was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education up to 2018 in both pen-and-paper and CBT modes and during the first week of April (CBSE). National Testing Agency has only been administering it in CBT style since 2018.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the typical IIT B.Tech. graduate is someone who is fiercely competitive, incredibly ambitious, very self-assured, and who possesses unmatched technical knowledge, quantitative competence, and problem-solving ability. In fact, the IITs place such high demands on their students’ quantitative and analytical abilities that, when the time comes, they view Masters-level courses at the best U.S. colleges as being very simple. Compared to other colleges of engineering and technological education, the majority of IIT campuses have greater infrastructure. Despite the strict monk rules, IIT students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. In addition to the exceptional quality of student input, the IITs’ significant degree of autonomy in the admissions process, faculty selection, and curriculum decisions, as well as the generous and consistent funding they have received from the Central government, are key factors in the system’s success.

An otherwise inferior higher education system has regularly performed as an institution of excellence thanks to the IITs. Some of India’s top students now have access to affordable, high-quality undergraduate education. Additionally, they have generated college students with top-notch technical and analytical abilities. The IITs have so far been successful in attracting and keeping a high-caliber faculty at a reasonable cost.