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So it ‘s all about getting into an IIT. Or is it?

The JEE Main ranks are out and JEE advanced will be so too shortly. New IITs, is a new hope. An opportunity for increasing population. Many students don’t get into IITs even if they are talented. Because, there are almost lakhs of people applying for IITs.

“Old is Gold”

Old IITs are better. The top 5 Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur are the oldest of the IITs, and each one commands a leadership in some streams.IIT Banaras is a 100-year-old institution and now a full-fledged IIT. Gauhati is now well established and completes 20 years. IIT Roorkee is also a great place to learn.

“New is Hope and opportunity”. IIT management has allowed only IIT advanced qualified to attend IIT institutes. This way, IITs brand value will be maintained.

The new IITs have however kept very high cut off. IIT Hyd is working well. Hyderabad has a large campus of Google, already they have Microsoft, and Micromax is setting up a plant, and Amazon will come to Hyderabad shortly.If you opt for a newer IIT like Mandi, you may be top in the class or win some national/international project competition; then you may get a good job or university for MS. It is relative and depends on the student and not college.

If you will interact with some good professors from IITs. You will come to know, they care about the students who want to learn. They don’t like the students who want  “just the stamp of IIT” on their resume.

What Counts at the end?

There are some students, like Anirudh Sharma; he was not from any IIT. Got into MS in MIT, USA. Because he participated in lots of project competitions. Along with it, he did some good internships instead of just classroom learning.
Anudeep, A student who was not from IIT or NIT or BITS got into Google, Zurich. Because he had some good research papers.
Hence companies, universities want to see; what have you done and not just from which college you are? If you are going to some local college with good ranking.Then you will end up in Microsoft. Please make sure, the local college is UGC/AICTE approved. There are many fake colleges too. Please don’t go over there.

Students like Anirudh Sharma and Anudeep are the role model for the students who have not got into any IIT. They did it without IIT. But also take into account such exceptions are not many.

If one gets to study in IITs. Then he should grab the chance to do it. Please do not bother about whether it is old or new. In next article, I am presenting an algorithm for college selection.

Also read; It’s about the right IIT, right engineering and right career

The JEE Main ranks are out and JEE advanced will be so too shortly. New IITs, is a new hope. An opportunity for increasing population. Many students don't get into IITs even if they are talented. Because, there are almost lakhs of people applying for IITs. "Old is Gold" Old IITs are better. The top 5 Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur are the oldest of the IITs, and each one commands a leadership in some streams.IIT Banaras is a 100-year-old institution and now a full-fledged IIT. Gauhati is now well established and completes 20 years. IIT Roorkee is also a great…

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About Prasad Pisal

Prasad Pisal is a social entrepreneur, the founder of start-ups GateWay2IIT and Somac. He has a masters from Arizona State University and did his engineering in Computer Science from Sardar Patel College of Engg, Mumbai. He was also called as a mentor for MIT , USA Summer Programs in India. His research work in mathematics got a recognition from Dean , IIT Kanpur "Dr. Agrawal". Also He has worked with Dr. Sanyal from IIT KGP.

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