IIT is considered as one of the finest Institutes in India for Engineering. Students from India and other countries used to take the JEE Mains and Advanced exam aspiring to study in one of the IITs. Now the foreign students can directly take the JEE Advanced exam.

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With the agenda to encourage Foreign students to study in IIT, the IIT council has decided to exempt Foreign students from taking the JEE Mains exam.

Now foreign students or the students with OCI certificate (Overseas Citizenship of India) can directly appear for JEE Advanced exam.

Two major changes have been approved by the IIT council :

  1. Early exit option for B.Tech students
    Under this rule, academically weaker students have an option to exit from the course in three years by taking a B.Sc degree.
    Until now, B.Tech. students were required to complete eight semesters in order to receive their graduate degree. With the early exit option in place, students will have to choose to opt for a B.Sc. degree instead after their second semester and leave after three years, provided they meet a set of minimum academic criteria
  2. To increase the fees for M.Tech courses
    IIT Council on Friday approved a fee hike for MTech courses to bring it to the level of BTech courses.

The Council may also explore the possibility of offering online courses to students in India and abroad. They are also in a mood to plan a scheme for providing scholarships for foreign students.

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