Saturday, December 31, 2005


A very rough comparison of the HRD higher education and Sc & Tech budget (with respect to institutions) between Orissa and West Bengal

We make the following comparison based on the following documents (Thanks to Manoj and Digambara for the pointers.):

Technical education at the central level comprises the


7 IITs 255.6 crores/yr avg of 36.51 crores/yr
(Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati, and Roorkee),

6 IIMs 60 crores/yr avg of 10 crores/yr (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode),

IISc Bangalore, 30 crores/yr

ISM Dhanbad, 6 crores/yr

SPA Delhi, 6.8 crores/yr

IIITM Gwalior, 16 crores/yr

IIIT Allahbad,

IIITDM Jabalpur (under construction),

18 NITs 140crores/yr total avg of 7.77 crores/yr (Allahbad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Hamirpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kurukhetra, Nagpur, Patna, Rourkela, Silchar, Srinagar, Surat, Surathkal, Trichi, Warangal),

NIFFT Ranchi, 8.8 crores/yr

NITIE Mumbai, 8 crores/yr

SLIET Punjab, 10 crore/yr

NERIST Itanagar, 10 crore/yr

4 NITTTRs (Bhopal, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai), and

4 BOATs. 3 crores/yr total; 0.75 crore/yr/each BOAT


16 central universities = 692.3 crores = 43.3 crores/univ


WB vs Orissa

WB = IITKGP + IIM Cal + Shanti Niketan + ISI Cal + NIT Durgapur

= 36.51 crores + 10 crores + 43.3 crores appx + 10 crores appx + 7.7 crores = 98.51 crores

Orissa = NIT Rourkela = 7.7 crores

We realize that the above data is outdated and incomplete. For example, according to a source with close knowledge of NIT RKL and IIT KGP budget, the current funding of NIT Rourkela is about Rs 15 crore annually on non plan (revenue expenditure) and 10 crore on plan (construction, special projects), and the current funding of IIT Kharagpur is some thing like Rs 80 crore under nonplan and Rs 30 crore under plan grant.

Similarly, according to the current funding (in 2005) of ISI is 40 crores. However, ISI is not funded by the HRD ministry. We have taken it into our calculation as it is an institute of national importance.

We have requested for and are waiting for the exact data for all the HRD institutes.

Nevertheless, the above analysis gives us a rough idea of the magnitude of the disparity and imbalance in the HRD ministry's funding with respect to its technical and higher education institutions.
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