Indian Higher Education Institutes IIT vs IIM
IIT and IIM are both centers of excellence in the field of higher education in India. That is the only similarity between IIT or Indian Institutes of Technology and IIM or Indian Institutes of Management, if there is any. In a country like India with a population of more than a billion, it is extremely important to get a professional degree and that too from a reputed institute, in order to secure a better future. Both IIT and IIM are considered to be institutes of national importance and a degree from either is sufficient to guarantee a successful career. But there are stark differences between IIT and IIM which are enumerated below.
IIT stands for Indian Institute of Technology and is a dream of every student who wishes to pursue a career in engineering and technology. IIT’s were established by the government with the intent of imparting quality education in the field of engineering to prepare a skilled workforce to give important contribution in the field of social and economic development of the country. At present there are 15 IIT’s at different locations in the country and all are autonomous bodies that conduct a Joint Entrance Examination after 10+2 to select students for various streams of engineering. Selected students pursue a 4 year course divided into 8 semesters and become qualified engineers after passing the exams.
IIM stands for Indian Institute of Management and imparts quality education in the field of management to prepare world class managers that are industry ready and take up all challenges of business. IIM’s give away degree known as MBA that stands for Masters in Business Administration. At present there are 7 IIM’s in the country. Though there are many more institutions producing MBA’s in the country, a degree from any of the IIM’s is considered to be a guarantee for a very successful and satisfying career. A student needs to clear a Common Entrance Test, known as CAT for admission into various IIM’s. The duration of an MBA course is 2 years and it can be taken after doing graduation.
Both IIT and IIM are centers of excellence in higher education in India.
While IIT is a dream for all who wish to make a career in engineering, IIM produce MBA’s.
IIT can be taken after 10+2, while for IIM a student needs to be a graduate.