IIT-JEE 2013: PM to meet facultyEditorial Team1092|4Last Updated:10:14 am, June 14, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet the Faculty Federation and Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) today over the Common Entrance Exam (CET).
IIT-Kanpur opposed the plan of Human Resource Development minister Kapil Sibal and sought the direct intervention of Prime Minister to settle the issue.
The faculty members and the majority of the alumni believe that single Common Entrance Exam (CET) will add burden on the students. Currently various entrance exams are being held which include AIEEE, NIT, IIT-JEE for admissions to engineering course.
Earlier IIT- Kanpur had decided to hold its own entrance test from 2013.
Upset with the ministry's decision to merge IIT Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) with the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), the 210-member senate of IIT-Kanpur passed a resolution rejecting the new format.
The students also believe that due to different boards in the country, measuring the performance of the students based on class XII results is not possible on the basis of any statistical formula.
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