Wednesday, February 25, 2009
What's in a name?
Apparently everything. There has been a considerable demand that IT-BHU be converted to IIT. I had previously thought that students would prefer joining IT-BHU irrespective of whether it was an IIT or not. After all, IT-BHU has been taking JEE students for a long time even before IIT-Roorkee started. However, I do see that the students who have qualified in JEE seem to prefer the new IITs, which have not even started and do not have land, faculty or any facilities, over IT-BHU. Thus, the name of IIT seems to matter much more than even the previous reputation, facilities or anything else of an existing institution.