JEE Admissions 2019-20

JEE Admissions 2019-20

3-fold rise in PhD students at IIT-B

PUBLISH DATE 26th February 2017

The Indian Institute of Technology , Bombay , has seen a three-fold rise in the number of its PhD students.

While awarding degrees to 158 students at its 55th Interim convocation, director Devang Khakhar said that there had been a steady increase in the doctoral student count.While there were only 771 PhD students on roll in 200102, the number has increased to 2894 in 2015-16.

On Saturday , total degrees awarded were 179, which include 110 PhDs, 42 dual degrees which were awarded to 21 students and 27 E-MBA degrees. The joint E-MBA degrees, in association with Washington University in St Louis, were conferred by professor Mark Taylor, dean, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis.

The degrees were conferred upon those PhD students who have completed all requirements between August 2016 and January 2017 and have requested for the degree to be awarded earlier than the 55th convocation.

Khakhar said,