IIEST locks door for foreign admissions, ask the students for self-accommodation
The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has allegedly asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entreating them for no more admissions from foreign origin, as the institute is short of space and has to accommodate for 150 more students within the campus, which has made the admission a harder task.
"This year, we could not give any more seats to students of foreign origin after admitting the extra 150 candidates. Now, the total strength of students in the first year is 735. Only one applicant from Bangladesh and two from Bhutan will be allowed this year, “Ajay Roy, Director, IIEST.
With an increasing burden on the faculty to provide a residential environment to the aspirants, it has miserably asked the students to make individual arrangements of their own.
"The hostels do not have enough space for all the students and we do not even have enough seats in classrooms. The civil engineering department alone has admitted 134 students when the capacity is only for 90 students. So that most candidates did not have to find their accommodation, we had to convert a few old and dilapidated buildings inside campus into hostels. In each classroom, we have added 10 more chairs. We have even divided the classes into groups for students for better ratio," Roy added.
"We were reluctant. I feel perturbed and sorry if basic facilities cannot be provided to students as making their own arrangements would mean extra monetary burden on the parents. We are hopeful that the Human Resource Development Ministry will provide adequate funds so that we can initiate immediate construction of classrooms and hostels," IIEST director added, with its letter to the Ministry about their miserable condition and residential woes.