The number of students studying Ph.D in IIT was increasing every year. The IIT director Baskar Ramamurthy had informed that because of the Increase in the number of students studying PHD in IIT a Centre with research labs will be constructed in the 150 acres of space assigned for the IIT in the Thaiyur location.
The get to together meeting of the students studied at IIT in the year 1970 was conducted in the IIT campus. In this the baskar Ramamurthy had given a speech: New IIT’s will be started in the Tirupathi of Andhra and palakad of Kerala. The IIT will help in developing the syllabus and also in the student’s admission. There is a chance that the IIT’s professors of Chennai will go there to take the classes for the students studying there.
8,500 Students are studying in IIT. In this 3,500 students are studying undergraduate courses and 2,200 students are studying Research courses. Every year around 200 people are completing the Ph.D Degree. This number will soon increase up to 400. In 1970-80’s there are very few students from rural places had studied in the IIT.
But now a days more than 18-20 percent of students from the rural areas are joining in the IIT’s. So, it is necessary to develop the infrastructure facilities. Around 150 acres of land has been assigned to IIT in the Thaiyur location present in the vandalur- kelambakkam road . Here We had made the facility for the research. In this function a centre has been opened. This centre produces artificial organs at less price. The mechanical engineering department of IIT had made association with the TTK Company and they are taking some necessary actions to implement this.