Action Taken Reports


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  • IIT Kharagpur

    49.8     

    To consider the report of the Committee on determination of land requirements for Central Higher Education Institutions (CFTIs).

    49.9     

    To consider a proposal for Common subscription for journals.

    49.10     

    To consider a proposal for Tenure track application for Assistant Professors.

    49.14     

    To consider a proposal for attracting international students at PG level.

    49.15     

    To consider a proposal for introduction of 6 year integrated M.Sc M.Tech Programme in the IITs in lines similar to the 5 year integrated B Tech M Tech Programme.

    49.17     

    To consider a proposal to provide Free studentship to the persons with disabilities.

    49.20     

    To consider a proposal for Refund of seat acceptance fee to candidates who did not join the programme or who withdrew after joining the programme.

    49.21     

    To consider a proposal for Common Counseling for admission to M.Tech programme of IITs and IISc.

    49.22     

    To consider a proposal to establish Tinkerers’ Lab at all IITs.

    49.13     

    To consider a proposal for Carry forward unutilized Professional Development Allowance (PDA) of block.

    IIT Bombay

    • No information available

    IIT Madras

    49.8

    Comments on the report of the Committee on determination of land requirements for CFTIs provided

    49.9

    Common subscription of journals through Shodh Sindhu implemented

    49.10

    IITM BoG yet to take a view on this

    49.14

    A system for admission of international students through JEE/GATE 217 has been finalized. IIT Madras is a member of the delegation that will visit Singapore and UAE in this regard.

    49.17

    Free studentship to the PD students implemented

    49.20

    Refund of seat acceptance fee implemented

    49.22

    IITM already has a Centre for Innovation (CFI) since 2008 that is similar to Tinkerers’ Lab of IIT Bombay

    IIT Kanpur

    49.2.1

    All the IITs (except IIT Mandi, Indore and BHU-Varanasi) have now completed their External Peer Review. The Reports of the External Peer Review Committee have been uploaded on the IIT Council website. Action taken by the IITs on the basis of External Peer Review Reports is in progress. Dir IIT Kanpur to brief on the IITs who have not uploaded the action taken reports.

    49.2.5

    Director, IIT Kanpur may like to brief the Council on the progress in the matter.

    IIT Delhi

    49.8

    Comments on the Report have been sent to MHRD.

    49.10

    The matter is being discussed in appropriate bodies in the Institute; and will be placed before BOG in due course.

    49.14

    Matter is being discussed with Director, IIT Bombay to evolve a uniform policy.

    49.15

    Proposal to introduce 6 year integrated M.Sc. M.Tech. programme will be discussed within the Institute in due course.

    49.17

    The matter will be placed before BOG in its next meeting.

    49.22

    IIT Delhi has made small beginning in this director and established student innovation center about 3 years back. This is a 24x7 lab (about 300 sq ft) for students and managed by students. This is being used by about 80 students presently. The new curricula and recent increase in student activities in design and innovation demands creation of space which can cater to large population of students. The institute is in the process of identifying new space for much bigger tinkering lab known as "maker lab".

    49.21

    The proposal will be discussed in GATE Committee / Board with organizing Institute in its next meeting.

    49.20

    IITs in general & IIT Delhi included, do not maintain any waiting list. Therefore the refund is not applicable.

    49.13

    This will be placed before Finance Committee / BOG for approval.

    49.9

    Similar proposal has already been discussed in the 152nd meeting of All IIT Directors and it was decided that IIT Indore, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Guwahati would form a committee and carry out negotiations with publishing houses through INDEST. The item will again appear under ATR in 153rd meeting of Directors to be held on 14th December at IIT Madras. The meeting could not be held in IIT Madras. It was held in IIT Mandi on 26.03.2016 and decided that "the Directors appreciated the efforts made by the Committee to carry out negotiations with publishing houses through INDEST, subject to constraints imposed by MHRD. It was strongly felt that in future negotiations, all IITs be considered at par."

    IIT Guwahati

    49.16     

    Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyaan initiatives taken by IIT Guwahati

    49.17

    IIT Guwahati has implemented complete tuition fee waiver for all students under Persons with Disabilities category from the even semester of academic year 2015-2016.

    49.18     

    Peer Assisted Learning has been implemented at IIT Guwahati in the first semester of AY 2016-2017.

    49.20

    IIT Guwahati refunded the seat acceptance fee paid by the candidates who did not join the programme after deducting Rs.1,000/-

    49.2.1

    IIT Guwahati uploaded Peer Review Report and action taken report in the IIT Council Website.

    IIT Roorkee

    49.9

    Chairman, Library Advisory Committee has informed that IIT Roorkee will provide its inputs, as and when asked by the national level committee.

    49.10

    The decision of the Council has been conveyed to the Dean of Faculty Affairs for necessary action.

    49.13

    Implemented.

    49.15

    Under consideration.

    49.17

    It will be done as per MHRD guidelines.

    49.20

    Implemented

    49.21

    To be decided by IIT GATE Board.

    49.22

    The Tinkerers’ Lab has been inaugurated by the Defence Minister on 18th March 2016. About 70% purchase of the equipment has been completed. It is expected that this lab will be operational by May 2016.

    IIT Bhubaneswar

    49.8

    Noted. Comments will be sent once the report is received

    49.5

    Noted. No action at this end.

    49.9

    Noted. Action has been initiated.

    49.10

    This will be taken up before the BoG for consideration.

    49.13

    Noted for implementation.

    49.14

    Noted. The Institute is taking follow up action in this regard.

    49.15

    Noted. This will be placed before Senate for deliberation.

    49.17

    Noted for implementation.

    49.20

    Noted for implementation.

    49.22

    Noted. A design and innovation laboratory with facilities for creating models and tinkering is already established.

    IIT Hyderabad

    49.2.1

    The external peer completed on August 11-12, 2014. Report uploaded and available to the IIT Council Website.

    49.2.5

    All the relevant data being uploaded to the IIT Council on a regular basis.

    49.5

    Not applicable to IIT Hyderabad.

    49.8

    Comments sent.

    49.9

    Committee of Directors is working on this.

    49.10

    Under discussion.

    49.13

    Implemented.

    49.14

    No action required from IIT Hyderabad

    49.15

    IIT Hyderabad will look at this at a later stage.

    49.16

    Waiting for directives from Ministry.

    49.18

    Noted for implementation.

    49.20

    Implemented as per JAB recommendations.

    49.21

    No action required from IIT Hyderabad

    49.22

    Tinkering lab is being established at IITH. Awaiting funds from MHRD.

    IIT Patna

    49.21     

    Comments : 1. As GATE is the common entrance test for admission to M.Tech programme of IITs and IISc, it is a good suggestion to have a common counseling like JEE. But, unlike B.Tech programme in IITs, there are various categories of student admission in M.Tech Programmes viz. Part time, sponsored, self financed, external etc. It should be discussed broadly how to tackle this issue of admitting the other category students except regular full time students. 2. Will there be any further interview after the common counseling? Or else it is the final admission to that particular institute. Some time interview process helps in identifying good candidates interested towards a particular filed of research. 3. Common counseling will help students more regarding their choice of admission to an institute at a time. There is no need of travelling one institute to other for the admission. It’s a major advantages lies towards the students appearing in GATE.

    49.22     

    We are going to start a course on Technology Entrepreneurship for our BTech students. This will help students in product based learning and try their hand in Tinkering Lab which may lead to Entrepreneurship .The course and lab will be offered by expert from technology Incubation/Entrepreneurship area and faculties from HSS and engineering department.

    49.20     

    IIT Patna returned the refundable amount to all the eligible 12 (twelve) students.

    49.15     

    Views of the Physics department on the proposal of Six year MSc-MTech program in Physics. 1. A combination of basic science and technology in a single program is always a good idea. 2. Physicists with technological training would perhaps can do better in industries. 3. Admission through JEE is preferable. 4. It is a long program of six years. Exit option should be carefully thought about. 5. If a student is academic minded, she/he will go for PhD after MSc. Whereas, if a student’s has a job oriented mindset, whether she/he will opt to wait for six years, instead of going for engineering after 10+2 or B.Sc. Otherwise, M.Sc student can also appear GATE for opting MTech. These factors should be analyzed. 6. Getting good students may be a crucial factor for making the program successful. 7. Most important is the job/placement opportunities in Indian scenario. Job prospects after MTech should be surveyed in India. 8. IITP-Physics is having MTech-Nanoscience, where even getting Physics student has become a serious issue. Accordingly, it is reflected in the placement record too The Department of Chemistry View about the 6-Year integrated M.Sc M-Tech programme. As far as our understanding is concerned, MSc-M-Tech programme is aimed to motivate students towards industry after M.Sc. However it is seen that the most of the students who join for M.Sc programme are interested for Ph.D. So, we have to find students who are fascinated for M.Sc and choose their career in industry. On the other hand, students going for Ph.D can contribute in industry in the latter part of their career through their research expertise. The success of this program is doubtful, since students would not be interested to pursue such a long tenure for these degrees. Thus, getting a good quality of students would be very difficult. Consequently, it would be very difficult to place these students in industry. The Department of Mathematics has following views regarding the suggested program. (1) We are already running one M.Tech. Program and one M. Sc. program is coming. (2) The department intends to start integrated M.Sc. program in Mathematics soon (by year 2017).

    49.14     

    1. Since attracting students is a collective effort of all IITs, we should advertise PG programmes in IIT Patna in all the countries as listed, through respective Indian embassy or consulate. 2. Latin American countries such as Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, Chile and others may also be included. 3. Entry level exams: I think we go with the model prevalent in US Universities – application to individual IITs accompanied by a GRE, Advanced/Subject GRE score, TOEFL/SPEAK Score and SOP + letters of recommendations. Applications received by IIT Patna to be screened by respective dept. and applicant be interviewed over video-conferencing (SKYPE). 4. fee payable by the foreign students: Fees should be such that there is no component of subsidy (as given to Indian citizens) and on the same time should be less than that charged in US/Germany/UK/France/Australia, so that “relatively” economically poor but talented students opt for PG Programs of IITs. 5. target Countries in consultation with the MEA: As deemed fit by MEA and MHRD, but as mentioned, Latin American countries may also be included. 6. Run education fairs in December-January duly arranged by the Indian Embassy located in these Countries: In this context, prior to organizing the education fairs, IIT Patna has to clearly identify the research strengths, campaign strongly via internet and also send representative(s) to these education fairs for canvassing for IIT Patna. Social media-Facebook may be used to strengthen the campaign. Time for organizing the fair should be December-January, so that prospective students have ample time to prepare themselves to join the program in July. Selection results will probably be declared in March-April, and then two-three months are sufficient to procure VISA, air-ticket, etc. prior visiting India in June-July. 7. Identify and augment infrastructure that would suit the requirements of the foreign students. Foreign students be provided state-of-the-art infrastructure similar to those provided by other developed nations such as US, Singapore, UK and other European countries. A stipend fellowship has to be decided for PhD scholars (comparable to that offered by US and other foreign countries in the range of US$ 1000-1500). Foreigners pursuing M.Tech./MS may also be given proportionate fellowship similar to Indian students registered in these PG programmes. There may be a limit of foreigners admitted in PhD/M.Tech. programme of each IIT depending on faculty strength of individual dept. in each IIT. Moreover, IITs should start “English language training centers” within their respective campuses to strengthen English communication skills of foreign students whose native language/mother tongue in all likelihood will not be English.

    49.8     

    We have gone through the document and the report is well prepared. This is to inform that IIT Patna has shifted to its permanent campus of 500 acres land situated at a distance 40 kms. from Patna. Good practices adopted during planning:  Master plan for the entire campus with 5000 students capacity in phase -1, up to 10,000 students capacity in phase -2 and future previsions of expansion was finalized before the start of construction.  All academic buildings are 4 storied to six storied buildings.  The residential buildings are 4 storied, eight storied and nine storied. Director’s residence is two storied buildings.  Academic zones, Hostel zones, sports zone and residential zones are well defined in Master plan.  Internal roads, electricity, sewer line, water supply system, STP, WTP etc has been planned in comprehensive way to facilitate phase wise construction of entire Master plan.  Boundary wall has been constructed before start of construction with two numbers of entry/ exit gate.  We have requested the railway to allow stoppage of Important trains like Garib Rath, Rajdhani express etc at Bihta railway station which is 2.5 Km away from IIT Patna.

    49.9     

    At the meeting of 8 (eight) new IITs Library Managers held on 20th & 21st Nov., 2015 at IIT Ropar, the most common list of e-resources was finalized consisting of 21 e-resources with cost paid for subscription year 2015. These e-resources are best utilized by the IIT Patna. During the subscription year 2015, the IIT Patna has subscribed these e-resources individually which cost approx. Rs. 2,38,84,400.00 Considering the functioning of newly formed consortium E-Shodh Sindhu (by MHRD), it seems better to drop individual subscription for the 2016 for these common e-resources and it is proposed to implement the common subscription model for all common e-resources for all 8 new IITs. It is hoped that this effort of resource sharing among the same group of institutions may save subscription costs of these e-resources. Now, these e-resources are under consideration for further negotiation by the E-Shodh Sindhu (a new consortium formed by MHRD). IIT Patna has already sent its completed list of e-resources to the Co-ordinator of E-Shodh Sindhu.

    49.13     

    Based on the IIT Council’s decision, IIT Patna issued an Office Order No. IITP/R/Fac/2015-16/1069 dated 27.11.2015 to all faculty members intimating the Council’s decision. Now, this will be implemented in IIT Patna from this year onwards. Current status :- The proposal was implemented in IIT Patna.

    49.10     

    The tenure track appointment for Assistant Professors is a good initiative and I personally feel that IITP should support this. However, a valid question/apprehension remains that this methodology will have the scope for exploitation, prejudice, and arbitrariness. How this aspect will be taken care, is a matter of debate.

    49.17     

    The decision noted.

    IIT Gandhinagar

    49.8

    Comments of IITGN Director have been submitted.

    49.9

    The decision noted.

    49.10

    The decision noted and the matter will be discussed internally and then taken to the BOG.

    49.14

    The decision noted.

    49.15

    The decision noted.

    49.17

    The decision noted.

    49.20

    The decision noted.

    49.21

    No action required from IIT Gandhinagar.

    49.22

    The decision noted.

    49.5

    No action required from IIT Gandhinagar.

    49.13

    The decision noted.

    IIT Jodhpur

    49.2.5

    IIT Jodhpur has uploaded the required data on the council website.

    49.8

    Detailed report in this regard is under preparation, and will be sent shortly.

    49.9

    Currently, INFLIBNET has been charged with the responsibility of doing the negotiation on behalf of all IITs, and the information is awaited in the matter.

    49.10

    Agenda item has been sent to the next meeting of IIT Directors for determine the number of years and start date of Tenure Track to be adopted uniformly across all Institutes. Based on the decision at the meeting, a proposal will be placed at a regular meeting of the Board of Governors.

    49.13

    This will be implemented after passing the decision of the Council through the regular meetings of the Finance Committee and Board of Governors, as is the normal practice with office orders received from MHRD.

    49.14

    The Academic Committee of IIT Jodhpur has recommended norms/criteria for such Admissions. These are being placed before the Senate on 01 December 2015 for consideration for onward transmission of IIT Council.

    49.16

    Under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, an event was organised on 21 November 2015 at the Temporary Academic Campus of the Institute. Students of Classes VII, VIII & IX of seven prominent schools of Jodhpur enthusiastically participated along with their escort teachers. The day-long event included talks on topical scientific issues by Faculty Members of the Institute and visits to different laboratories of the Institute.

    49.17

    This will be implemented after passing the decision of the Council through the regular meetings of the Finance Committee and Board of Governors, as is the normal practice with office orders received from MHRD.

    49.20

    This will be implemented after passing the decision of the Council through the regular meetings of the Finance Committee and Board of Governors.

    49.22

    The proposal is being prepared for the establishment of Tinkerer's Lab at IIT Jodhpur, and the same will be submitted separately.

    IIT Ropar

    49.13

    The decision noted

    49.22

    The decision noted.

    49.21

    No action required IIT Ropar

    49.20

    Noted

    49.17

    Decision Noted

    49.15

    Noted, we have started Dual Degree in Mechanical engineering.

    49.14

    Noted

    49.10

    Decision noted and will be discussed internally

    49.9

    To consider a proposal for Common subscription for journals.Decision noted.

    49.8

    Noted, comments will be added soon.

    49.5

    No comments on this from IIT Ropar

    IIT Indore

    49.8     

    IIT Indore response as follows: 1. Land: The land should be free of encumbrances and the respective state government should construct the boundary wall and should hand over to avoid the further problems. 2. As far as possible the forest land should not be allocated, as diversion of forest area land takes considerable time and institution activities suffer a lot. 3. The allocated land should not have any litigation/court cases etc. 4. There should be some task force from the respective state government to resolve the issues, if any, during construction, etc.

    49.9     

    Since MHRD has formed a Consortium named e-Shodhsindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources, at national level, incorporating three consortia (UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INDEST AICTE Consortium and NLIST Programme) under MHRD, Govt of India, and as the first meeting of the Negotiation Committee will be held on 27-28th November 2015 at New Delhi, the group felt that, now no action will be required on the previous two communications mentioned above.

    49.10     

    The proposal will be placed before the BoG of IIT Indore in the 19th BoG meeting scheduled to be held on 8.12.2015 for further deliberations.

    49.14     

    Noted

    49.15     

    The proposal will be considered by the Senate in the next meeting for working out further modifications.

    49.17     

    Noted

    49.20     

    Noted for compliance.

    49.21     

    Noted for coordination by the IIT GATE Board.

    49.22     

    Noted

    IIT Mandi

    49.5

    49.5 : The Council ratified the renewal of contract of appointment of IIT Mandi Director for second term of 5 years w.e.f. 15.1.2015

    IIT (BHU) Varanasi.

    • No information available

    IIT Palakkad

    • No information available

    IIT Tirupati

    • No information available

    IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

    • No information available

    IIT Bhilai

    • No information available

    IIT Goa

    • No information available

    IIT Jammu

    • No information available

    IIT Dharwad

    • No information available

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