IIT ENTRANCE

  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC June 2, 2014

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a levelplaying field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD...
  • 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...
  • IITKanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure July 28, 2012

    Kanpur/New Delhi: IITKanpur 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...
  • IIT Bombay accepts common entrance format July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: IIT Bombay on Wednesday gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013 under a format which will admit students having top 20 percentile of their respective boards. The senate approved the IIT council's resolution regarding admission to the IITs based only on...
  • IIT entrance row over, agreement on new format June 28, 2012

    The IIT council and the HRD Ministry agreed upon a new formulae for admissions and it would be implemented from 2013. ...
  • Sibal to meet deemed universities' representatives June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: After facing opposition from the IITs, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is trying to seek support from deemed universities on his controversial common entrance test. Sibal will meet the representatives of 130 universities on Monday to get them on board for his one nation, one test plan. Earlier, the IIT...
  • 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 CNNIBN 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 onenationonetest 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 ForumIIT 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...
  • IITs split over joint entrance test, to meet PM June 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...
  • 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...
  • Opinion divided on counting class XII marks in IITs May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The opinion over making Class XII results count for IIT entrances has been divided. While career counselors say it will increase stress on students, IITs insist the move will rejuvenate the schooling system. Speaking to CNNIBN Career counselor Zubin Malhotra said, "I am of the opinion that it...
  • Class 12 results to count; IITs, NITs to have one JEE May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Starting 2013, students appearing for the country's most prestigious engineering institutes will face a whole new system class 12 board exam results will be taken into account along with a twotier joint entrance examination. There is mixed reaction to the move so far. While some think this will...
  • IITJEE 3rd ranker aims for civil services exam May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Chandigarhresident 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...
  • Student from Madras zone tops IITJEE 2010 May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: A total of 13,104 candidates on Wednesday cleared the prestigious IITJoint Entrance Examination (IITJEE) 2010 with Anumula Jithendar Reddy from Madras zone topping the test. These students will be eligible for admission in 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and ITBHU. There are 9,509 seats in these institutions. Over 4.5...
  • Watch: IIT entrance proposal dead before takeoff October 20, 2009

    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 cutoff 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...