The meeting also said that it is based on the Common Entrance Test giving weightage to class XII scores and focuses on Research. When the minister was questioned about this he explained “ We said, the fee cannot be hiked, but under the new system discussed, the student will have to pay the same fee at the same time of admission. When they start working, the rest of their fees will be paid in installments from their salaries”. But it is sure that the students from the students from Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes and from the Non Creamy layer of other backward category will be exempted from the hike.
Sibal, who is a part of this agreement also said “ According to the calculations, only 25 percent of the students will be affected by this hike. The two aims behind this act of holding the Common Entrance Test is, first to reduce the burden on students for giving multiple entrance test and second is to maintain the diversity of India inside the IIT's" .
Though weightage is given to the marks scored in Class 12 examinations, presently only those candidates who can afford coaching for entrance exams are going to IIT's. It is yet to be decided whether the colleges under State Government will be included under this system or not .
What impact does this bring towards students? Will this act be a better one ? Or, Is it a rough issue for General category students? Already 49.5 percent of seats are reserved by the general category students.Even though the ministry and the IIT's have aggreed to this proposal, it can only be implemented if Sibal suceeds in getting the Finance Ministry on board. Then, there is no deadline for the implementation of this act for now.