[A2A] The hype around IITs in today's society is simply because of advertisement of salaries offered to IIT students. I don't think it is worth the hype, because there are easier ways of making more money than by going through IITs.
The reason IITs are better than other engineering colleges is because the best students and the best engineering teachers go to IITs. I agree some of us may not be very good teachers and some may not be good students, but on an average this is the best you will get in India if you wish to study engineering.
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