IIT JEE 2013: Two lakh alumni against common examEditorial Team1015|3Last Updated:11:57 am, April 25, 2012
An association representing over two lakh alumni from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has stated that the government has no right to impose a common entrance exam on the IITs.
The PanIIT Alumni Association, which represents over two lakh graduates from the IITs, has written a letter to the HRD Ministry and IIT directors on April 24, 2012.
The association agreed with IIT Bombay faculty who had felt that a common entrance exam was being forced on the IITs.
The association, like the faculty, felt that more time was needed to discuss the implications of the new IIT JEE which will be known as the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE).
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the association’s chairman was quoted as saying that IITs are autonomous bodies and it is up to individual IITs to decide upon rules of the exam and not the government.
It has been agreed that Class 12 marks will no longer be accepted by IITs in 2013.