In India, Indian Institute of Technology has always been marked as an institute that has a highly influential and active network of alumni across the globe, they are widespread in and outside of the country. The education provided at IIT empowers its students and lead them with a critical thinking attitude along with a scientific approach to solving any problems and difficulty. The faculties as well as the students, both have made a huge impact in all sectors of society whether in India or in Abroad.
IIT Kharagpur has been ranked among the top 5 engineering institutes in India by the ranking agencies. It has always been on the list of top colleges that are considered of national importance.
On Tuesday IIT Kharagpur appointed Captain (retd) Amit Jain as their new registrar. Jain has served the nation in his three-decades-long career at the Navy and held many roles as – the operations officer, the navigating officer, and the executive officer. He was also in charge of the role of admin logistics for ships and had the position of commanding officer for the Indian Navy, INS Dwarka Okha in the year 2019.
In the Navy, captain was the senior advisor who worked for Indian Navy at INS Angre in Mumbai. In his statement, IIT Kharagpur’s current acting director Mr. Saswat Chakrabarti said – “We welcome Captain (retd) as our new registrar and look forward to his constructive ideations, guidance, and supportive encouragement in reshaping this institute for the future aspirants”.
Earlier, Dr. Tamal Nath rendered excellent services as the registrar of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
By expressing their emotions and gratitude at the same time, IIT Kharagpur took over the tweeter to speak their heart out.
They wrote “It is our pleasure to have Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) as the new Registrar of IIT Kharagpur. I would also love to share my gratitude to Dr. Tamal Nath, outgoing registrar for all his valuable support, encouragement, and able guidance.
Some Fun Facts of Indian Institute of Technology –
- It is a centrally funded institute which is located in India.
- They come under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India.
- These institutes are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961
- The above-mentioned act declares these institutes as Institutes of National Importance.
- The act currently enlists twenty-three (23) IITs.
- Each IIT is known to have autonomy and is linked to others via a common council, known as the IIT council.
- The IIT council oversees the administration of these IITs.
- The Ministry of education of India is the ex officio chairperson of the India Institute of Technology council (IIT Council)
- The IITs receive higher grants as compared to other engineering colleges that are present in India.
- The faculty and student ratio in the IITs is considered to be between 1:6 and 1:8
- All IITs organize their annual technical festival, which typically lasts for 3-4 days and has its unique name. For IIT Kharagpur, the fest is named Kshitij.