Common entrance test: Kanpur and Delhi IITs disobey Kapil Sibal, others supports

The Centre’s ‘one-nation one test’ proposal for IIT-JEE exams move seems to be the major cause of division of IITs and for that a decision is likely to be taken very soon may be on next week.

Most IITs are in support of Center, while other protesting against it.

According to source, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkie are in support to hold common entrance exam for engineering aspirants.

IIT Kharagpur that was earlier announced to reject Sibal’s move and decided to set its own entrance exam from next year, dismissed all the objection with matter and clearly admitted in front of media that it was with Sibal on the issue to hold common entrance exam for central engineering institutions.

After the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s move to change the format of IIT- JEE exams into common entrance test for all regional institutions of IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs from 2013, there are two ways reactions came out over this.

There are lots of IITs which are against the new pattern, and IITs- Delhi is the most that finally decide to protest against Center’s move.

IIT-Delhi Alumni Association is pushing IIT-Delhi to follow the suit, according to information provided from media.

It has been said that any decision regarding this issue is likely to be taken next week, setting a separate consensus very soon after holding a meeting with the Senate of IIT-Delhi.

IIT-Bombay is also with IIT –Delhi and both decide to follow Senate of IIT Kanpur that earlier claimed that Center’s recent ‘one nation, one test’ proposal on admissions for IITs is “academically and methodically unsound”, and decided to hold its own entrance test.

The one of the biggest 210-member senate of IIT Kanpur strongly rejected new format proposal, claiming that it was in “violation of the Institutes of Technology Act (1961).”

Moreover, instead of reacting over this, the HRD ministry said the decision was taken not as a single dissent as it has the back support of the senates of four of the seven IITs.


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