IIT-JEE 2013: Dissent grows over new patternEditorial Team1610|14Last Updated:12:23 pm, May 31, 2012
Even as the government has decided to go ahead with a new pattern for the joint entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE), the teachers and alumni of the IITs are not happy, some even planning to approach the courts.
According to sources, as many as five out of seven senates of the IITs had expressed opposition to the idea but the government chose to proceed regardless.
President of IIT Delhi Alumni Association (IITDAA) Somnath Bharti said the step diluted the vision of the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru about the IITs, and added that the association may go to court to get a stay on the government decision "if required".
"This is dilution of the IIT envisioned by Pt. Nehru," said Bharti.
"We will have a meeting soon and, if required, we will approach the court," Bharti, who is also a Supreme Court advocate and a former member of IIT Delhi senate, told IANS.
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