Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), few days ago proposed an idea of having non resident students which is now being opposed by authorities of IITs.
Directors of several IITs opposed the idea by saying that at the undergraduate level, it is important that students imbibe the spirit of the campus and be a part of the IIT ecosystem, so, non resident students at undergraduate level should not be there, however, they have no problem in enrolling non resident students in their post graduate and doctoral courses.
In a meeting held last month, many Directors of IITs were seen to favour the idea that the institutes will have to get involved with the well-being of students even if they live outside the campus, however, one Chairperson proposed an idea to involve outside agencies to upkeep the hostels.
Also, he said that the money they will get from the agency may be used to subsidize hostel facilities for the economically weaker students.
The whole idea of non-resident students was introduced to expand student strength of IITs at undergraduate postgraduate and doctorate level to one lakh by 2020.