The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are planning for the first time to hold entrance tests in foreign countries, will not do so in Pakistan, for the upcoming year.

While preparations are underway to hold the test for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Singapore, the UAE and SAARC countries and the sources said, Pakistan will not included in the list. For selecting Foreign students for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, IIT is going to conduct entrance test also in foreign locations. From the sources,

“After considering various issues, including that difficulties involved with regard to procuring visas for students, it has been decided that Pakistan has been excluded from the list for the upcoming year.”

This is for first time that it has been planned for conducting entrance test in foreign countries for selecting foreign students. Another shocking thing is that some additional seats will also be allocated for foreign students and there is no change in the numbers of seats available to Indians.

It is learnt that the government is keen on more foreign students studying at IITs as it could enhance their international academic rankings.