Joint admission board of IITs to meet tomorrowThe writer has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jun 22, 2012, 01.48AM IST
KANPUR: The IIT Council, on the instructions of HRD ministry, had convened a meeting of joint admission board (JAB) to discuss the future course of the advanced joint entrance exam ( AJEE) to be conducted in 2013. The meeting would be attended by the directors of all the IITs scheduled to be held in Delhi on June 23. IIT-Kanpur director S G Dhande would attend the meeting.
This development has taken place at a time when the IIT-Kanpur has decided to conduct its own entrance examination and not to participate in the common engineering test or the advanced JEE. The HRD ministry is keen on implementing the CET from 2013. But with objections raised by the IITs, it is ready to make some changes. During the meeting, the preparations regarding the CET would be discussed. The anger of the faculty members of the IIT-Kanpur had surfaced. The faculty members are annoyed that the JAB meeting has been called to discuss about the preparations about the advanced JEE. The teachers would meet Dhande on Thursday and ask him to put forth the institute's decision of conducting its own entrance examination.
"We would also be asking Dhande to keep IIT-K's view that it is too early to implement CET from 2013. Therefore, the HRD and the IIT Council should not bring about a change in the entrance examination before 2014," said a members of the faculty forum. The institute is in contact with other IITs on the issue and it is expected that IIT-Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur and Roorkee would be following IITKanpur in not participating in CET.