“We are coming up with a scheme where students can convert their hostel rooms into entrepreneurship offices at a much lower expense instead of taking rooms in STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park),” Chakrabarti said. STEP has been established at the institute to encourage entrepreneurship.
The director also said that the institute planned to have at least 10% of faculty from foreign universities in five years’ time to raise its global standing.
The institute’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are also going to be restructured in the near future, Chakrabarti added.
“We are going to completely restructure the undergraduate postgraduate programmes to offer very specified course having the core competence but retaining large flexibility,” Chakrabarti told reporters after the 63rd annual convocation of the institution.