New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 15 gave an assurance that the autonomy of IITs will remain "intact", the IIT faculty federation, opposing the proposed common entrance to these institutes, said after meeting him.
"We explained each of our points to him(PM). He has told us he will talk to HRD Minister and assured that the autonomy of the IITs will remain intact," secretary of All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) AK Mittal informed after the federation met Singh.
The federation has contended that the common entrance test for admission to the undergraduate programme to the IITs and other Centrally-funded institutes will undermine the autonomous status enjoyed by the IITs.
The meeting came in the backdrop of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal cutting short his US visit and returning to India late last night....more
02:57 PM, Jun 15, 2012
New Delhi: Leaders of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF), who are on the warpath over the Centre's 'one-nation one-test' proposal for admission in IITs and other centrally-funded engineering institutes, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. "Prime Minster's Office has responded to our request. We will meet PMO officials tomorrow and Prime Minister on Friday," a top official of AIIITFF said. Delhi Alumni Association, which has threatened...
08:44 PM, Jun 13, 2012