656 students dropped out of IITs, 49 from IIMs in 2016


As many as 656 students dropped out of IITs in the 2015-16 academic year, highest being from IIT Delhi, while 49 students left IIMs, the government said today.

IIT Delhi saw 256 students dropping out, followed by IIT Kharagpur which had 198 such cases, IIT Kanpur – 47, IIT Madras – 35, IIT Mumbai – 34 and IIT Patna – 22, as per the data provided by Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

Ten students left IIM Rohtak, nine IIM Indore, eight IIM Raipur and seven IIM Kozhikhode. IIM Bangalore had four such cases, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow three each, IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong two each, while IIM Trichy had one.

Mr Pandey said the number of drop outs from IITs and IIMs has come down due to proactive measures taken by these institutions.

As per the data, 1,126 students had dropped out of 16 IITs, while 55 had dropped out of 13 IIMs in 2014-15.


  1. Performance of Indians a country of 129 crore will probably be minimal if not zero. There are definitely many adibasis with in-born skills in many different sports like – archery, rowing, wrestling, even athletics, but will never make it to Olympic. Why? Because for them to reach the level where they can compete Olympic- first criteria is they must speak English. Hence language in India is a deterrent and it is done by design.