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the IIT !

The Indian Institute of Technology

its 7 am, inside a 1000 seat auditorium, jampacked with students and parents. Its d month of august, but thanks to the A/C, i couldn’t feel the heat. Barely 15 mins after i sat down in the auditorium, a man in his late fifties (who later introduced himself as the deputy director) came on the stage.
his very first words go like this…
In India, there are two type of engineers,
the first kind – IITians and the other kind – those who wish they were IITians

the audi was filled with a loud applause…
WELCOME TO THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR……
dedicated to the service of the nation……

the premier institute of engineering and technology in the country, the pioneer, the leader, well well i’m falling short of words.there’s so much hype and huhaa about the IITs .But what is it that makes IITs so great…??? ever thought of it…???

ok I’ll try to answer my own question by quoting some reknowned persons across the field.

“The rise of IITians, as they are known, is a telling example of how global capitalism works today.By rising to the top of corporate America, these alumni lead all other Asians in their ability to raech the upper echeleons of world class companies.” – Buisness week

“Put Harvard, MIT and Princeton together and you begin to get an idea of the status of this school in India.” – CBS 60 Minutes

A research carried out at UC berkeley estimates that almost 20 % of all start-ups in Silicon Valley are IITian-owned.

A lot has been talked about the IITs but what is so great about it that compels people to comapre it with MIT and harvard despite the fact that the revenue IITs have is not even a fraction of what the top notch colleges like MIT have.

THE QUESTION IS THAT WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES THE IITs SO DIFFERENT AND SUCCESFULL……???

hmmm…… this must be the toughest question to answer, but still through my coming posts i would try to give you the inide story…

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