The council for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), chaired by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, approved the proposal on Friday. However, it has been left to the individual IITs to work out the modalities.
According to HRD Ministry data, a total of 2,461 students dropped out from the 23 institutes in the last two years.
Since students make it to IITs after clearing a tough competition process, they are quality students but are not able to cope up with the academic requirements at times. Authority felt that they should be given an exit option rather than the entire effort going waste.