ANDHRA PRADESH

FIIT-JEE to set up six colleges in State

HYDERABAD Nov. 13. The Forum for Indian Institutes of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination (FIIT-JEE), a premier institute for IIT coaching in the country, is planning to set up six junior colleges in the State starting from next academic year with a focus on IIT coaching.

Srikanth Kumar, Chairman, Academic Council, FIIT-JEE said that these institutes would be set up in Hyderabad, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada. The idea is to provide right guidance to the students of the State who have been making waves in the IIT entrance. The fee would be around Rs. 55,000 for two years inclusive of Intermediate study and IIT coaching. Coaching for EAMCET would be extended as a value addition though the focus would be on IIT coaching.

Mr. Kumar said that FIIT-JEE has also drawn up plans to train teachers who give IIT coaching. "Many students look forward for coaching from our institute. To fulfil that gap, we have decided to train selected teachers in nuances of IIT coaching so that later they can go back to their colleges and impart the same to the students," he said. He said training would be offered in three categories - College teachers, Individuals and Teachers who work for coaching institutes and they would be selected based on certain criteria. The fee ranges from Rs. 55,000 to 90,000 for the three-month course. The certification would be in five levels. Mr. Saras Sethi, Deputy General Manager was also present.