IIT-Bombay senate meeting on entrance test put off
Times of India - 9 hours ago
MUMBAI: The special senate meet of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) to discuss the compromise formula on the common entrance test might be postponed till after mid-July or even the end of this month. The meeting, which was to be held on ...
Teething issues loom for new IIT entrance
Livemint - 13 hours ago
New Delhi: The government and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may have agreed to a common admission test for all centrally funded engineering schools, but the inaugural edition of the exercise next year could well turn out to be a logistical ...
Dream of IIT? Cough up more fees
Hindu Business Line - 16 hours ago
Aspiring IITians will now have to cough up 15 per cent more fees after the new rule regarding entrance examinations for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Fees for a two-year IIT coaching programme currently costs anywhere between Rs 1.2 lakh ...
NITs adopt common entrance for admission to undergrad programme
Times of India - Jul 4, 2012
NEW DELHI: With some tweaking in the proposed format, National Institute of Technology (NITs) on Wednesday adopted the common entrance for admission to undergraduate programme from 2013 giving 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent ...
NITs adopt CET: 40% for boards, 60% for JEE Main
Financial Express - Jul 4, 2012
New Delhi: Adopting the Common Entrance Exam, the NIT Council on Wednesday decided to give 40 per cent weightage to Class XII board scores and 60 per cent weightage to performance in JEE Main in determining admissions. NIT aspirants will now not be ...
IIT aspirants still in a bind
Daily News & Analysis - Jul 4, 2012
By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Naveeta Singh (name changed) is not buying into claims that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the ministry of human resource development's (MHRD) 'compromise formula' will help cut through the ...
NIT to rework its admission process, twelfth score to be included
Economic Times - Jul 4, 2012
NEW DELHI: With the IITs tweaking the common entrance examination to suit their needs, the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) have also decided to rework the admission process. Admission to undergraduate programmes at the NITs will be done on the ...
NIT Council adopts new JEE
The Hindu - Jul 4, 2012
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) on Wednesday adopted the new Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) system for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes from 2013. It has decided to give 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per ...
NITs decide to give 40% weightage to board exams
Times of India - Jul 4, 2012
NEW DELHI: With the `one nation, one test' proposal still a distant dream, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) on Wednesday resolved to give 40% weightage to class XII board results for entrance to their undergraduate programme from the next ...
PM panel slams IIT entrance test
Indian Express - Jul 4, 2012
The Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Council (PM-SAC) has drawn attention to the multiplicity of entrance examinations, backed the idea of a national test, and attacked the IIT entrance exam for its “negative effect on young minds”.
NITs agree to adopt single-test formula
Livemint - Jul 4, 2012
New Delhi: The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), an elite group of engineering colleges, on Wednesday agreed to opt for the common admission test devised by the central government. The colleges will select students through a two-tiered process ...
IIT-JEE format a boon for coaching schools
Business Standard - Jul 4, 2012
The idea of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to tweak the joint entrance examination (JEE) to discourage the coaching culture has done exactly the opposite so far. Coaching institutes Business Standard spoke to said, with the MHRD ...
Nearly 400 IIT aspirants opt out under exit policy
Hindustan Times - Jul 3, 2012
Even as the online counselling for IITs is underway, nearly 400 students have surrendered their seats after the second round of allotment under the 'exit policy' introduced this year. "We have so far got around 380 applications.
IITJEE 2013: IIT-Bombay senate meet postponed
Indian Colleges - 3 hours ago
The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) senate meet regarding IIT-JEE 2013 Common Entrance Test (CET) has been postponed to mid-July. The meeting was to be held on July 5 to discuss the new IIT-JEE 2013 (CET). The meeting was apparently ...
Making admission to IITs fair
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine - Jul 4, 2012
Students of IITs are bright no doubt, but it is the IIT experience that brings out the best out of the one who entered the institute. The admission process should be such that the 'best' get a fair chance More than 50 years back, Indian Institutes of ...
School that helps students crack IIT
Deccan Chronicle - Jul 4, 2012
By Vinod Nedumudy The suspense over the process of admission to the IITs, may have ended now with a two-test formula in place for gaining admission to them, but even before the decision was taken a Kochi school quietly tied up with a premier institute ...
NITs accept weightage to board marks
Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 4, 2012
New Delhi, July 4: The National Institutes of Technology today embraced a new admission procedure with provision for 40 per cent weightage to board marks normalised through a percentile-based formula found unsuitable for IITs.
NIT to give 40 per cent weightage to XII results
Deccan Herald - Jul 4, 2012
The National Institutes of Technology (NIT), while preparing an all-India merit list, will give 40 per cent weightage to candidates' class XII board marks and 60 per cent to their performance in JEE-Main, proposed to be conducted under a joint entrance ...
NITs Adopt Common Entrance Test; 40% For Board Exams & 60% For JEE Main
careermitra.com (blog) - Jul 4, 2012
The National Institutes of Technology today has taken a vital decision on the selection process that they would adopt for next year admissions. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has earlier called for a merger of AIEEE with IITJEE, as a result the JEE has been ...
National Institute of Technology accepts CET
Indian Colleges - Jul 4, 2012
National Institute of Technology (NITs) has accepted the controversial common entrance test (CET) for admission to it's undergraduate programme from 2013. According to sources, the new format will give 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per ...
Call for subjective-type JEE Advanced
Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 3, 2012
New Delhi, July 3: The JEE Advanced will be a subjective-type test if the IIT teachers have their way. Most of the IIT senates want the JEE Advanced examinees to solve problems on the answer sheets rather than merely choose the correct answer from ...