Updated: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:43:53 GMT | By Headlines Today Bureau, IndiaToday
A day after the IIT Faculty Federation wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly opposing Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal's move, a professor of IIT Roorkee voiced against the implementation of the new system from next year.
Dr Kamal Jain of the institute said, "Whoever has proposed this, obviously has never sat for an IIT exam or has no idea on how the IIT functions... (because of the new system) the pressure on students will increase."
The HRD ministry had recently announced a new format for the IIT entrance under which the plus two board results of the candidates would also be taken into consideration. Under the format, for admission to all centrally-funded institutes, there would be 40 per cent weight for performance in class XII, 30 per cent weight to performance in main and 30 per cent in the advanced test.
Even as Sibal came under fire from IITs on his idea of conducting combined entrance test for admission to the premier institutes, he defended the government decision saying it was unanimously taken by the government and various councils, including the IIT Council, NIT Council and IIIT Council.