HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test

June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur’s way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of the IIT councils to discuss the situation.

A statement on Friday from the HRD Ministry said that a meeting will be called Wednesday in the national capital.

“The uncertainty faced by the student community, consequent to the resolutions of the senates of IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi, requires to be addressed,” the statement said.

“Consequently, a special meeting of the IIT Council is being convened on 27.6.2012,” it said.

Several Indian Institutes of Technology are opposing the proposed common entrance test, which merges IIT Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) with the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and includes a fixed weightage for school board exams.

IIT Delhi Thursday rejected the common entrance test and decided to hold its own entrance exam from 2013.

IIT Delhi said after its decision, that the exams would be conducted in association with IIT Kanpur, which has also rejected the government’s single entrance test.

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