IIT-Delhi goes the Kanpur way, to hold own entrance

Rejecting HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's single entrance test proposal, IIT-Delhi today decided to conduct its own entrance exam.

hidden June 21, 2012 19:51:51 IST
IIT-Delhi goes the Kanpur way, to hold own entrance

New Delhi: Rejecting HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's single entrance test proposal, IIT-Delhi today decided to conduct its own entrance exam from next year, following in the footsteps of IIT-Kanpur.

The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of the institute's senate here. "We will not accept the proposed single entrance test and will conduct our own exam," said a senate member, adding the proposed test "impinges" on the autonomy of IIT-Delhi.

IITDelhi goes the Kanpur way to hold own entrance

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"The proposed test is academically unsound and procedurally untenable," the member said. He said the other IITs have been asked to reject the new system and join hands with IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur.

Indications are that the senate is in favour of retaining the existing format of the IIT-JEE test even as it has decided to set up a committee to examine the issue.

The decision of the senate comes a day after Sibal reiterated that there was no going back from holding the single entrance test from next year. IIT-Kanpur had early this month rejected the proposed test terming it "academically and methodically unsound".

The government had on 28th May announced the new test from 2013, under which aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IITs will have to sit under new a format of common entrance test which will also take plus two board results into consideration.

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