IIT Entrance Exams

  • Sons of gas vendor, generator operator top class 12 board exam May 28, 2014

    Sons of a gas vendor and a contractual generator operator in Bihar have topped the state board Class 12 examination in science and commerce. Both are from the rural background with their families struggling to eke out a living. The result was announced Tuesday evening. Ravish Kumar, 17, who topped in Bihar...
  • IIT-Kanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure July 28, 2012

    Kanpur/New Delhi: IIT-Kanpur on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012. For 2014 and onwards, it suggested constitution of a senate committee which will study...
  • The old IIT entrance test was for the rich: Sibal June 21, 2012

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has made it clear that there is no going back on the new entrance test format for all the engineering institutes including the IITs. In an interview with CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, he defended the new format saying it would help improve...
  • Should IITs be totally independent from the govt? June 12, 2012

    Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday virtually ruled out a rollback on his new one-nation-one-test proposal for engineering colleges. But defending the format, he did say that the government had no intention of infringing on the autonomy of the IITs. The IIT Faculty federation has want the Prime...
  • Senate's views discarded by the Govt: IIT Delhi faculty June 12, 2012

    Sanjeev Sanghi, President, Faculty Forum-IIT Delhi, says they want the Prime Minister to intervene and have sought an appointment with him. ...
  • IIT faculty upset with Sibal, wants PM to intervene June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Faculty Federation and Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have accused Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal of disregarding the senates' concerns about the new format. They want the Prime Minister to intervene and are pushing for an appointment with him this Thursday. ...
  • Sibal defends IIT test, fails to impress faculty June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's assurance on the new entrance test format seems to have done little to allay the fears of some of the IITs. The faculties of some of the IITs were not impressed with Sibal's defence. President of the Faculty Forum of IIT Delhi Sanjeev...
  • Divide in IIT Kharagpur over entrance exam June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Differences have begun to emerge among the IITs over HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's proposal for the entrance exam procedure. The Director of IIT Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya, is the first to go against the wave of opposition, endorsing Sibal's idea. This has upset the institute's senate, which is to come...
  • IIT-JEE 3rd ranker aims for civil services exam May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Chandigarh-resident Himanshu Gupta, who stood third in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exam, wants to take the civil services exam after completing his engineering course. "Right now, completing my engineering course will be the main focus. Later, I want to give exams for the IAS (Indian Administrative...
  • Watch: IIT entrance proposal dead before takeoff March 27, 2010

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal clarified on Tuesday that the Government has left it to the IITs to decide on the new pattern on the Joint Entrance Examination. His statement came after protests from students worried that his suggestion of a cut-off of 80 per cent for the IIT...
  • IIT proposal: Education not about entrance exams October 20, 2009

    Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday appointed a committee of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) directors to suggest the revised entrance system under which marks obtained in Class XII will be given importance along with the entrance marks. Securing 60 per cent marks in Class XII will not be...