New Delhi: The IIT governing body, a top decision-making system associated with country’s highly regarded engineering colleges, has approved a proposal for a year-long executive MTech course made for professional’s short of time to do, a complete two-year term.

A quantity of IITs reported facing trouble in maintaining MTech students because most of them quit midway after acquiring opportunities. IIMs and other management schools offering such professional MBA programmes.

The decision was taken at a meeting on April 27 that has been chaired by human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar.

Besides professionals, the program will provide more IIT students opt for research work.

“The MTech programme is an essential step towards good research. We want more students to complete their masters. Students get jobs after graduation and this programme can cater to such students,” a source said.

IITs offer a two-year MTech programme, which will cost you approximately Rs 20,000 a year.

When it comes to reduced and compressed MTech course, the IITs have proposed a fee that is an exact carbon copy of the ‘market rate’ that will help increase revenues. The rate could add upto the fee of private institutes which charge far more as compared to government-funded IITs.

The board of governors of each of the 23 IITs in the UK will decide the fee structure. Regarding the 72,000 students within the IITs, around 14,000 are performing MTech.

In accordance with the moments of meeting, the IIT directors recommended the council in regards to the short MTech programme for people working as of now but seeking a postgraduate degree.