In order to make already globally renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), more prominent, Human Resource development minister Prakash Javadekar is planning to attract capable and talented faculty members from foreign universities to India.
The minister has planned to launch ‘Teach in India’ fairs abroad that would provide spontaneous recruitments in order to fulfill the shortage of 40 percent faculty members in IITs.
While there is a shortage of faculty members in most of the IITs, IIT-Mumbai is planning to admit more than 23 foreign students to its campus.
Nevertheless, the ‘Teach in India’ campaign is designed to invite foreign teachers to undertake teaching assignments in India. The minister also assures to ease cumbersome visa process and efforts to retain them.
According to the minister, as IITs are planning to increase number of students intake by 2020, there is need to ensure that teaching quality should be at par with best institutes of the world. Moreover, the HRD ministry will start by compiling a list of potential faculty in desired areas from the world's top 500 universities.