New Delhi Starting this academic year, IIT Delhi will admit non-residential students for the Masters programme.

A decision regarding this was taken last year by the IIT Council, the highest decision-making body of the institutes, to admit day scholars who can study from home or stay in a rented place outside the campus.

The move is part of HRD ministry’s plan to increase their number of seats to 100,000 by 2020.

Sources said that depending on the success of the move, other IITs can take a decision whether to introduce the day-scholar system in their institutions.

All the IITs were asked to assess their infrastructure and faculty strength to decide how many more students they can admit without stressing resources.

The proposal for admitting day scholars was taken keeping in mind that creating infrastructure for hostel accommodation of additional students would require more time, officials said.

Source: Hindustan Times