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IIT Kharagpur Director Bashed For Supporting Govt

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IIT Faculties Against Kharagpur Director
The war within IIT's (Indian Institutes of Technology) over the Centre's 'One Nation-One Entrance Test' proposal which escalated on Sunday with faculties of all IIT's attacking director of Kharagpur, Damondar Acharaya, for his support to the government's act. In a statement, All India IIT Faculty Federation said that it was "Shocked to learn that the Director of IIT Kharagpur, has made public statements which are in contradiction to the resolutions made by the Senate of IIT-Kharagpur".

Acharya had said on Saturday that the institution does not have any objection to the Centre's move to conduct a common entrance exam for central engineering institutions. The Federation said that resolutions of the IIT-K Senate did not recommend inclusion of Class 12 board marks, and conduct of JEE by a third party.

The Report also said "IIT Kharagpur Senate categorically said that till 2014, no change should be made and status quo be maintained. The trust at IIT=JEE has earned over the last five decades is due to the continuous evolution of processes and unflinching devotion of the faculty and staff of IIT's....Any test leading to ranking in IIT admissions must be owned by IIT's itself".

Separately, faculty of the IIT-Kharagpur also issued a statement rejecting the centre's proposal for a common Entrance Test into IIT's, NIT's and IIIT's. This fresh move by the Federation came a day after the directors of the Guwahati and Kharagpur IIT's opposed IIT-Kharagpur Senate's decision to conduct its own entrance exam from mext year and backed the Centre's move.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal had on May 28 announced that from 2013, aspiring candidates for IIT's and other central institutes like NIT's and IIT-Kanpur has rejected the Centre's 'One Nation-One Entrance Test' proposal and decided to conduct its own entrance exam from Next year.

The Statement says "It is expected that the government would continue to nurture excellence at all the levels including IIT's, other centrally funded technical institutions and state colleges. Education being the state government subject needed not be subjected to the tight central controls".

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