The government is set to ease regulatory norms and make it easier for foreign faculty to be appointed in the IITs.
According to official sources the HRD ministry has put forward a proposal to the Ministry of External Affairs and the Home Ministry to ensure the norms related to allowing foreign faculty are made easier.
"The HRD ministry has proposed that norms related toallowing qualified foreign faculty to teach in the IITs beeased. Both MEA and MHA have been positive in this regardduring the consultations," a source said.
It is also learnt that apart from the faculty coming fromPrior Requirement Countries, the clearance norms for othersteaching in India could be eased.
Sources said there is a move to relax work visa regime bybringing down the threshold annual salary to Rs 9.1 lakh perannum from the current limit of Rs 16.7 lakhs (USD 25,000).