let us ask IIT Alumi at large vision, suggestions and recommendations for IIT’s 2020 (which is not far off) . Let us have an open discussion and hope something of value comes out of it that can be passed on to Dr. Anil Kakodkar who is heading this reforms committee..
Can we start this off with a basic SWOT analysis of IITs as they stand.. You can head this as you have brought this topic to our attention
I was truly happy and excited about Ajee Kamath’s ( NIT Durgapur) RVCR Engine that could revolutionise the Automobile Industries world wide and if IITs are restructured to attract IIT B Techs to stay on and do research we can have many more such inventions in India.. Right now in “most cases” ( there will be exceptions ) Research in IITs is being done to get a PhD and not for the passion of true research