Sabbatical for Hyderabad IITians to work on their startups
| Friday | 14th February, 2020
Mayank Tiwari ByExpress News ServiceHYDERABAD: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H), will soon permit its B.Tech students to take a ‘leave of absence’ or sabbatical for up to one year to focus on their individual startups.
“For the past few years, several students from B.Tech have been asking for long leaves to work exclusively on their startup ideas.
He said, “The sabbatical will be granted to those students who come up with startup ideas that demand their undivided attention.
Any B.Tech student from IIT-H can apply for the leave, provided they have an idea to work on.
“Even if the idea doesn’t work out, they can rejoin the institute,” he said, adding, “We are encouraging all the students to take a sabbatical.