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FINAL: New Format for IIT JEE from 2013

June 27, 2012
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A compromise formula on the new controversial exam formula has been worked out between the government and the Indian Institutes of Technology at an IIT council meeting today. According to reports, the new format may be introduced from 2013. The meeting was chaired by Dr MM Sharma, the chairman of IIT Madras’ governing board. The IIT council is headed by the HRD minister and comprises the Chairmen and directors of all IITs, Chairman of the University Grants Comission (UGC), three MPs, appointees of the central government and those of the …Read More

Kapil Sibal Skipped the IIT Council Meeting of 27 June

June 27, 2012
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According to a news article by IBNLIVE, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal skipped today’s meeting with IIT Council which was convened to discuss and resolve the common entrance exam controversy. The article claimed that Kapil Sibal was not present as he wanted to show that the IITs are autonomous and there is no government interference. Mr. Sibal, who is also the IIT Council Chairperson, instead sent a written statement to Council. He will address a press conference at 5:30 pm on the common entrance exam. After HRD announced a common entrance …Read More

HRD Ministry Calls Special Meeting of IIT Council on 27th June

June 22, 2012
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After the verdict of ‘reject’ from IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi, HRD ministry has called upon a special emergency meeting of IIT council on 27th June. In a press release, HRD ministry said, “The uncertainty faced by the student community, consequent to the resolutions of the Senates of IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi, requires to be addressed. Consequently, a special meeting of the IIT Council is being convened on 27.6.2012.” IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi already snubbed the ministry by announcing their own entrance examination for admission in 2013. There …Read More

New Common Admission Test Will Not Be Delayed: Kapil Sibal

June 20, 2012
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In an exclusive interview with CNN IBN, Kapil Sibal rules out any possibility of delay in implementation of new common admission test beyond 2013. He said, “Given the decision to hold the new format of the entrance exam was taken by the IIT Council there was no question of going back on it.” The HRD minster refused to buy the against claims that the new system will be against the autonomy of the IITs or lower the quality of the students entering the institutes. However, he mentioned that he was …Read More

Press Release: IIT Kanpur Faculty Forum on Newly Proposed Common Entrance Examination

June 15, 2012
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IIT Kanpur Faculty Forum has come out strongly against the changes proposed in IIT JEE examination pattern for 2013. Here is the press release by the forum: The examination announced by MHRD is a unilateral decision of IIT Council against the advice and decisions of IIT Kanpur Senate, which has the prerogative of deciding its admission criteria.The format announced is a piecemeal patch-work with serious academic and organizational lacunae in each of the components of the test. It has the potential of becoming a national disaster if not opposed by …Read More

IIT Faculty Federation Seeks Scrapping of New JEE

June 14, 2012
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In today’s meeting with PMO officials, All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) opposed the newly proposed common entrance test for admission to IITs. As we reported that, faculty and alumni representatives sought a meeting with prime minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh, to request him to interfere in the matter and resolve the issues. On 31st May 2012, the faculty members cited Articles 28 (a) and 29 (1) of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which states that as far as the decision on admission standards is concerned, the IIT senate’s word …Read More

Latest News on ISEET/ IIT JEE

June 5, 2012
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We will keep you posted on the latest news on common admission test here in this website. 27th June: Kapil Sibal and the IITs have reached a compromise, say sources 27th June: IIT-CET row: Compromise formula reached? 21st June: IIT entrance test row: Kapil Sibal refuses to budge from 2013 date“With IIT-Delhi Senate scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss its response to the common entrance test human resource development minister Kapil Sibal reiterated that the exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) would be implemented from next year. “ 20th June: CET …Read More

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