Infosys chairman emeritus N R Narayana Murthy expressed his displeasure over the quality of engineers that pass out of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and said there is a need to overhaul the selection criteria for students seeking admission to these institutions.
Murthy was addressing a gathering of hundreds of former IITians at a ‘Pan IIT’ summit at New York. He said the quality of students entering the IITs has deteriorated over the years due to the coaching classes that prepare engineering aspirants. He said the majority of the students fare poorly at jobs and global institutions of higher education.
He said apart from the top 20% of students who crack the tough IIT entrance examination and can stand among the best anywhere in the world, quality of the remaining 80 per cent of students leave much to be desired.