Drop-Outs Increasing Over the Years at IITs and IIMs – 2,000 hit between 2014 and 2016
It has been reported by The Times of India that the number of students dropping out from India's most preferred institutions for pursuing higher studies, the IITs and IIMs, are increasing year by year. The newspaper reported that more than 2,000 students had not finished their courses between the years 2014 and 2016.
Poor academic performance and inability to cope with academic stress are the top reasons cited by IIT and IIM faculties for the students' decision. Among students, those coming from the reserved categories are observed to struggle more after getting into these colleges.
Academic experts have identified the spread of coaching centres as one of the major reasons of students being able to clear the entrance exams, yet being unable to complete the courses.
"Coaching centres today have become shops, where students continue to suffer due to lack of a focused approach." said Nupur Sharma, VC, Delhi Women Technical university.