IIT-Kanpur & Delhi To Go For Its Own Entrance Exam

IIT Kanpur & Delhi Rejects IIT-CET
The IIT-CET (Indian Institute of Technology-Common Entrance Test) recently received a formal rejection from IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K).It was HRD Ministry, Kapil Sibal's decision to hold a common entrance test for IIT's and NIT's.


IIT-K has come across a decision to conduct its own entrance test in 2013. The decision, not to participate in the common entrance test suggested by the HRD Ministry was made by the institute on Friday, 8th June, 2012. IIT alumni planned to move court against CET and there are signs that other IIT's too may follow the IIT-Kanpur example.

IITK officials reveal that students can appear for the entrance exam in 2013 and the institute will look into the proposal of common entrance exam for 2014. As of now they would conduct the own entrance exam for which the exam committee has been formed. Dr.YN Mohapatra, spokesperson, IIT Kanpur senate, adding that the rules gave IIT senates the right to decide their admission process and syllabi said "In the interest of students, we have decided to hold a separate exam. We will not be part of the Joint Test proposed by the IIT council in 2013".

Well, After Kanpur its IIT Delhi who has raised question on the proposed joint entrance exam for the I

IT's and all centrally-sided engineering colleges. Yes, IIT-D is also likely to follow the Kanpur model and hold its own entrance tests for 2013. The Delhi senate may oppose the Entrance Exam proposal.

The president of IIT-Delhi Professor Sanjeev Sanghi speaking to reporters said, "We fully support what IIT-Kanpur has done. They were left with no option. What IIT Kanpur has done was only expected as IIT's views were not considered by the senate. The HRD Ministry cannot force the IIT's on academic issues".

Terming it as a very important development, IIT-Delhi alumni present Somnath Bharti said "other senates are likely to follow the suit". The senate of IIT Kanpur sid that recent IIT Council proposal on admissions to IIT's is "academically and methodically unsound and in violation of the Institutes of Technology Act (1961) and IIT Kanpur Ordinances (Ordinance 3.2 (Admissions)". It said that...."The senate resolves that IIT Kanpur will conduct the entrance examination for admissions to its undergraduate programmes in 2013".

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal claimed that it was approved without dissent at the IIT Council meeting and had the backing of the senates of four of the seven Indian Institutes of Technology.

Well, for now IIT Delhi is following IIT Kanpur in not accepting the Common Entrance Test for IIT's. What do you think!! Will other IIT's too, follow IIT Kanpur and Delhi for the same proposal?What would be the impact of IIT's on Entrance Exam? Post your comments now- Self Entrance Exam or Common Entrance Exam??

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