IIT JEE 2013: Older alumni reject common examEditorial Team551|7Last Updated:11:40 am, April 13, 2012
Results of an online poll conducted by IIT Bombay alumni revealed that a greater percentage of older alumni oppose a common entrance test than alumni who are younger.
Both old and new alumni at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) agreed with their faculty’s decision not to support the new common entrance test.
IIT Bombay’s Alumni Association (IITBAA) had conducted an online poll where over 1824 people had taken part. The results for the poll were published in the alumni magazine, Fundamatics.
The results showed that 77 percent of older alumni were against replacing IITJEE with a common entrance exam compared to 61 percent of younger alumni.
A total of 78 percent of those surveyed said they did not agree with the HRD Ministry’s decision to give 40 percent weightage to Class 12 board exams.
A meeting with Kapil Sibal, senior HRD officials, IIT directors and faculty on April 11, 2012 on replacing IITJEE by a common entrance exam turned out to be inclusive with faculty members stating they needed more time to review and discuss the implications of the change. IIT directors are in agreement with Sibal over the introduction of a common entrance exam.
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