The HRD Ministry has announced the appointment of new directors at seven National Institutes of Technology (NITs) on Tuesday, October 5, 2016.
Following are the seven NITs that got new directors:
|Name of the Institute||Name of the Director|
|Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad||Rajeev Tripathi|
|Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur||Uday Kumar|
|Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar||Lalit Kumar Awasthi|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli||Mini Shaji Thomas|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra||Satish Kumar|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela||Animesh Biswas|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat||S.R. Gandhi|
Not very long ago, HRD Ministry was struggling to fill the vacant seats in various NITs and IITs. Even though more than 1500 undergraduate engineering seats were vacant in various NITs across the country, MHRD was not prepared to conduct spot counseling rounds to fill up the seats.
As a result of this, many deserving students who could have taken admissions to these colleges were denied the opportunity and will probably have to give up a year in order to take admission in 2016.
However, HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar reassured the students and parents that all the vacant seats will be filled.