The new format would increase dependence on coaching institutes, they argue BS Reporter / New Delhi May 31, 2012, 16:53 IST
Alumni members of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are gearing up for a legal recourse on the changes to be introduced in the joint entrance examination with effect from 2013.
IIT Delhi alumni president Somnath Bharti told Business Standard, "We will have a meeting tomorrow at IIT Delhi campus to work out the modalities of which court to approach and decided on the petitioners."
The new format would increase dependence on coaching institutes and would be subject to the varying standards of Class XII boards, bringing down the standard of IITs. IITs have technical leadership and by doing this, Kapil Sibal would be jeopardising the vision Nehru had while creating IITs as a centre of excellence, he added
Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, who made the announcement after chairing a joint council of IITs, NITs and IIITs, said the selection of the candidates for the IITs and other central institutes would be different even as all the aspirants will have to go through all the steps under new format. This system will replace the IIT-JEE and AIEEE.
The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), which meets on June 6 at New Delhi, is expected to pass a resolution to hold common entrance test for all technical educational institutions across the country.