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IIT-Delhi too decides to hold own entrance

PTI 21 Jun 2012, 20:28:35 IST
New Delhi, Jun 21: Rejecting HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's single entrance test proposal, IIT-Delhi today decided to conduct its own entrance exam from next year, following in the footsteps of IIT-Kanpur.

The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of the institute's senate here.

“We will not accept the proposed single entrance test and will conduct our own exam,” said a senate member, adding the proposed test “impinges” on the autonomy of IIT-Delhi.  “The proposed test is academically unsound and procedurally untenable,” the member said.  

He said the other IITs have been asked to reject the new system and join hands with IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur.  Indications are that the senate is in favour of retaining the existing format of the IIT-JEE test even as it has decided to set up a committee to examine the issue.

 The decision of the senate comes a day after Sibal reiterated that there was no going back from holding the single entrance test from next year.

IIT-Kanpur had early this month rejected the proposed test terming it “academically and methodically unsound”.

The government had on May 28 announced the new test from2013, under which aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit under new a format of common entrance test which will also take plus two board results into consideration