We all know that getting into IITs and IIMs is tough as it requires clearing an exam of high standard at national level. The other side of the story is not all those who clear the exam complete their studies.
According to the data, nearly 2000 students have dropped from IITs and IIMs in last 2 years. This academic attribution is highest in IIT Delhi and it is then followed by IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay.
IIT-Bombay director Devang Khakhar said "Most of those who leave the course are those pursuing PhDs. PhD dropout numbers are not so much about performance as the punishing tenure of the course."
The number of dropouts at IIMs seems to have risen over the years. While 37 students dropped out between 2003 and 2005, the number rose to 69 between 2006 and 2008. It touched 104 between 2014 and 2016. "Poor academic performance is one of the reasons," said an IIM-Calcutta faculty member.
A faculty member said "it wasn't just students from the reserved categories who found it difficult to cope. once a candidate is in, she or he is on the same platform as everyone else."