New Delhi: Even as confusion reigns over the HRD Ministry's proposed common entrance test for all IITs, with some institutions backing it and others opposing it, it is the aspiring engineering students who are suffering the most.
Kshitij is one of the lakhs of students every year who dream of joining the prestigious IITs. But with the deadlock persisting between the HRD minister's proposal and the senates of different IITs, confusion reigns about what admission format will be followed next year.
Barring minor changes, IIT Guwahati and IIT Madras are backing Kapil Sibal's proposal. IIT Kanpur has rejected the changes and is considering conducting a separate independent entrance exam in 2013. IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur have voiced their dissent as well but are waiting for the next round of Senate meetings to decide if they should go along with IIT Kanpur.
Major sticking points continue to be the inclusion of Board marks and introduction of the new format from 2013....more
06:40 PM, Jun 11, 2012
New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are split over the joint engineering exam for all centralised institutions. While IIT Madras and Guwahati back the government's proposal on the new format, IIT Kanpur and Kharagpur oppose it. The All India IIT Faculty Federation is likely to meet the Prime Minister on Tuesday. Differences have also emerged within the IITs. The Director of IIT Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya, is the first...
01:30 PM, Jun 11, 2012