Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Goa Dream postponed by an year

The new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) allotted to Goa by the Union human resources development (HRD) ministry will not admit students for 2015-16, IIT Bombay has said in a release on Saturday.

IIT Bombay, which will mentor the Goa institute, has said that IIT Goa will now become operational from 2016-17, subject to the site for the permanent campus being approved by the HRD ministry.

TOI had reported in April that Union HRD minister Smriti Irani had written to Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar expressing her unhappiness about the state dragging its heels over the identification of land for a permanent campus for IIT Goa.

The state government had proposed to start IIT Goa temporarily from the Goa Engineering College campus at Farmagudi in Ponda taluka in North Goa. But Irani had intimated the Goa CM that permission to start the new IIT will not be granted until adequate land is identified.

"The newly-announced Indian Institute of Technology in Goa will not be able to admit students for the 2015-16 academic session. Considering that the seat allocation process for admission to IITs is to commence shortly and the site for the permanent campus has not been finalized as yet, the government (at the Centre) has decided that the first academic session of IIT Goa will now commence from 2016-17," the IIT Bombay release of Saturday states.

Source TOI


  1. sir i am getting 132 in jee advance 2015.. i am SC candidate, my cbse board percentage is 98.2% and mains marks are 190.. sir i think i will not get good branches in old iit.. what should i take low branch in old iit or electrical in new iit or DTU CSE.. sir plz help..

    1. You should get decent choices in IIT itself otherwise DTU can also be an option

    2. sir is dtu cse worth taking? what are some good options which i can get in iits ? what can be my category rank? also sir i hope to get admission in the coveted ST STEPHENS too..because of my high board percentage (pcm=99%).and sc category.. sir what would be best for me .. my bits score is 325.. please help sir . i would be grateful to you..

    3. i am getting civil chemical at pilani campus also dual degree courses at pilani dtu cse the best outside the iit system as i want to go for IAS afterwards..

    4. Lets wait till 18. IF want to go for IAS choose IIT Delhi only

  2. Anonymous12:13 AM

    Sir, how is ASHOKA UNIVERSITY for CS. what are your views on its different eductaion procedure. how is it compared to NITS/ other private colleges. Is it good to join? what is the application procedure ?
    Please reply sir.