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 to move court against the Centre's proposal, said that it is a "very positive development" and expressed hope that something would come out in the meeting to protect the IITs' independent academic entity. They have also sought a separate audience with the Prime Minister.
The meeting assumes significance in the wake of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal virtually ruling out going back on the Centre's new proposal....more
08:44 PM, Jun 13, 2012