IIT: The Initial Concept
Did you ever wonder how did the IITs come into being what they are today?!
Even before India got Independence, a committee was setup (the N R Sarkar Committee) to come up with a plan to suggest steps for the development of higher technical education in the country.
The elaborate thought-process includes everything from planning the buildings to where each of the institution must be situated.
Read the Quartz article for the full details. A glimpse into the history of education in India, right at the beginning.
This PDF is from the IIT website and contains the link to the original Sarkar Committee report, if you are inclined to read it ☺
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