Branch allocation in second year - Would it be a right decision for admission in IITs?The IIT council is likely to take a call on the admission process in its Premier institutions in the wake of the competition for the branches that yield lucrative jobs after completion of the B Tech/BE courses. There is a tendency in choosing for good branches like CSE and ECE in the light of good Job fetching opportunities while branches like Metallurgy and Biotechnology are less preferred in top institutes like IIT Mumbai, IIT Kanpur and IIT Khargpur. Same is the scenario in other IITs too. Thus, there is an imbalance in the ratio of rank achievers in the same top IIT institutes in various branches. Moreover, the interest and knowledge in the branch gets a back seat.
Keeping various factors in mind, it is proposed to leave the option to choose the Branch in Engineering in the second year based on the advanced Test and the first year allocation of the institute would be based on performance in the JEE as the subjects are common in for all in the first year.
Is this decision a game-changer in the academics and future of IITs?