In a statement released by the government today it said "Over 656 students left IITs in the 2015-16 academic year, 49 students dropped out of IIMs."
According to a data provided by the Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey in reply to a question in Lok Sabha:
"¢ Highest number of students (256) dropped out of IIT Delhi, followed by IIT Kharagpur (198), IIT Kanpur - 47, IIT Madras - 35, IIT Mumbai - 34 and IIT Patna - 22.
"¢ Ten students dropped out of IIM Rohtak, IIM Indore (9), IIM Raipur (8), IIM Kozhikode (7), IIM Bangalore had four such cases, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow three each, IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong two each, while IIM Trichy had one.
In 2014-15 the number of dropout students was 1126 from IITs and 55 from IIMs.These numbers have decreased due to some proactive measures taken by the government.
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