IIT VS MIT: 6 reasons why MIT is better than IIT
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IIT VS MIT: 6 reasons why MIT is better than IIT

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is considered to be one of the eminent universities.

No wonder the entrance exam for it is the most difficult as compared to other competitive exams in India.

It takes a lot to get into IIT but the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is surely better as compared to IIT. Let’s see how:


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1.) Creativity levels and admissions: Sadly the kind of competition IIT entrances create has led to more of a diplomatic strategy to clear those entrances.

Gaining more of knowledge is not the goal but gaining more marks for selection surely is. Students are usually conditioned at their coaching centres to not to focus on their board examinations and just lookout for ways to manage time during the entrance.

Also, they are made to believe that they should leave out the tough questions and should work according to a maximum marks gaining strategy in order to qualify.

But MIT considers a person’s passion and interest to be of utmost importance. It believes more in the concept of helping students gain knowledge rather than just running in a rat race with the idea to out-do others.

2.) Selecting streams: Sadly your IIT-JEE rank will define the field of engineering for you. If you can’t clear the cut off for the Computer science branch, you will have to adjust with the one that matches the criteria of your score. In-short for the tag of IIT you will have to be in a field which might not even fascinate you. MITs value the interests of an individual for that matter.

3.) Infrastructure and faculty: MITs obviously beat IITs in that sense because they have more resources to provide the students with the best of equipment, labs, teaching facilities, hostels and food. Teachers in foreign countries deal with a small number of students which in turn enhances their educational experience.

4.) Life and future personalities: IITs try to make the students eligible for the job environment while MIT students are trained to face the actual life where the job is a part of it. By organising club parties, trips and internships they try to develop the social skills in their students.

5.) Research: Sadly IITs provide you with just academic education which obviously involves practicals but MITs are more of research institutes where students and teachers share a more casual bond that is where both learn together and somehow that structure of the hierarchy is blurred. Both are researching to learn more whereas IITs just provide information flow from the teacher to the student.

6.) Crowd and funds: Students in MIT are from various interesting backgrounds and that is what affects the education pattern along with better facilities owing to the better fund schemes along with grants from organisations that appreciate the research work.

Overall, IITs still have a lot to improve upon as compared to MITs because they are way more ahead of IITs in almost all aspects be it infrastructure, facilities and educational norms. Though IIT has the best of students with better enhancements, IITs can improve a lot better because as of now they are far behind MITs.


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  1. Same is case with IIM. That is why one year programs at IIM are getting better off than traditional 2 year program. They offer better graduates, provide peer to peer experiential learning, better infrastructure/resources, cutting edge research.
    Probably that’s why they are accredited as MBA abroad and 2 year program accredited as MIM abroad