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You can now Change branches midway in IITs

Changing branches midway through the course has become the norm of many IITians. IITs also are on consonance with this immerging trend to help their students' persue studies in the stream of their choice, reported a daily.
Dean, academics, IIT-Madras, K. Ramamurthy said that 10 per cent of the total number of students in a steam are allowed to shift branches.
Linear ranking system of students based on their performance has made the competition so steep that the students are allotted branches in institutes based on their scores.
Irrespective of the norms followed, the branches are left with vacancies because of students leaving. Therefore, to make use of the vacancies, IIT Madras has allowed the students to change branch if they want so. The students are approved to shift branches based on their performance in the first year.
IIT-Kanpur is trending one step forward. It not only allows its students to shift branches, it allows them to shift even after two years. Students at the institute can also persue a second major under which 10 courses for another stream can be chosen apart from a minor (pick 3 to 4 courses in another stream).
The trend in IIT-Kanpur to switch between branches is seen most in students from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science stream.
IIT-Kanpur dean (academic affairs) Dheeraj Sanghi said the switching between the steams is allowed so that students realize were their real interest lies and take up stream accordingly.
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