Kapil Sibal’s ‘one nation one test’ proposal rejected by IIT Kanpur, will conduct its own entrance test .
Linkedin

Kapil Sibal’s ‘one nation one test’ proposal rejected by IIT Kanpur, will conduct its own entrance test .

Kānpur : India | Jun 09, 2012 at 3:31 AM PDT
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Current electricity potential IIT JEE papers, CBSE Physics preparation, class 12 Physics

The IIT kanpur decided to conduct its own entrance exam for undergraduate programmes from 2013. Rejecting Human Resource development Minister Kapil Sibal’s ‘one nation, one test’ proposal, the institute’s 210-member senate took this decision.

A resolution adopted by the meeting also authorized the chairman of the senate to form a committee for conducting JEE 2013 by IIT Kanpur and said that the undergraduate admissions committee would organize the entrance examination and counselling, and deal with all other matters pertaining to the undergraduate admissions in the coming year.

“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,” said Dr YN Mohapatra, spokesperson, IIT-Kanpur senate, adding that the rules gave IIT senates the right to decide their admission process and syllabi.

“Hopes of lakhs of students each year rest on these exams. So the government shouldn’t take it lightly. The decision on JEE should be taken after proper research and figures are taken into account.” said, IIT Kanpur Professor AK Chaturvedi.

The Senate of IIT Kanpur said that the recent IIT Council proposal on admissions to IITs is academically and methodically unsound and in violation of the Institutes of Technology Act (1961) and IIT Kanpur Ordinances (Ordinance 3.2 (Admissions).

Everyone felt that JEE’s new format was not good for either the future of the students or the institute. Now, a panel will be constituted and will outline our own admission guidelines. This decision will be communicated to the IIT council and other IIT senates,” a faculty member who attended the meeting said.

According to the professors, the senates of the first five IITs – Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur and Bombay – which first agreed to admit students through a joint entrance test also have the power to disassociate themselves at will.

The decision came days after government rejected criticism of the decision to have a common IIT-JEE examination from 2013.

Sibal had 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.

Meanwhile, The IIT-Kanpur Students’ Forum had criticised the single entrance test format for all engineering admissions, saying it would put students under greater stress.

1 of 1
Kapil Sibal (L) says that 800 to 1,000 new universities would be needed within 10 years
Kapil Sibal (L) says that 800 to 1,000 new universities would be needed within 10 years
liyaroy is based in New Delhi, Delhi, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • IIT Kanpur defies Sibal?s one-test plan, says will set own JEE

      Indian Express
    IIT Kanpur defies Sibals one-test plan, says will set own JEE '+google_ads[i].line2 +'  '+google_ads[i].line3 + ' Rejecting union HRD Minister Kapil Sibals idea of one nation, one test from 2013 for entrance to the Indian Institutes of Technology (...
  • IIT Kanpur defies Kapil Sibal, to conduct its own entrance test

      The Economic Times
    According to a Times Now report, IIT Kanpur will conduct its own entrance test from next year. The news channel says the institute's 210- member senate has taken the decision at its meeting on Friday. The senate has rejected human resource...
  • IIT-Kanpur to skip CET, conduct own exam

      Times of India
    The move the first formal rejection of the ministry's decision to hold a common test comes when the IIT alumni are planning to move court against CET and there are signs that other IITs too may follow the Kanpur example. If these institutions indeed...
  • IIT-Kanpur defies Sibal; will have own exam from 2013

    Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow I n what is seen as a flat rebuff to Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's proposal to bring about major changes in the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, IIT-Kanpur on Friday...
  • IIT faculty & alumni await PMO response

      The Hindu
    They have been asked to wait till Sibal returns from the U.S. As the government remains silent on the controversy over the common entrance test for admission to undergraduate engineering courses, the All-India IIT Faculty Federation and the IIT-Delhi...
  • Centre weighs legal strength of IITs' stand

      Times of India
    In a bid to thwart the growing opinion against the common entrance test (CET) within the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the government is examining the legal strength of the position taken by the IIT Senates . So far, the human resource...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.