IIT-Delhi decides to go its own way

The  Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi [IIT-D] passed a resolution on Thursday, deciding to conduct its own entrance examination and refusing the Central government’s decision to conduct a combined entrance examination from 2013.

On 28 May, the IIT Council had said a joint entrance examination will be held from 2013 for admission to the centrally-funded engineering institute, including Indian Institutes of Technology [IITs], International Institutes of Information Technology [IIITs] and National Institutes of Technology [NITs].

Sources said IIT-D Senate has decided to hold its entrance examination on the lines of Joint Entrance Examination 2012, along with other willing IITs to the extent possible and has invited other IITs to join them.

It further said the IIT-D Alumni Association fully supports the resolution and has communicated to the Senate through its representatives that it is solidly for the autonomy of the IIT and their Senates.

The association also said that in this matter, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has not taken into account the effect which the Council decision will have on bright students who are poor and those in rural areas, where school education is not up to the mark.
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