Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Faculty Federation have accused HRD Ministerof disregarding the senates’ concerns about the new format. The group demanded Prime Minister to intervene on the issue.
President of the Faculty Forum of IIT Delhi Sanjeev Sanghi said that the idea of including the Class 12th marks was not good. “Different states have different boards. How can you evaluate their marks in the admission procedure? See when the government came with the inclusion policy IIT did take it into effect, new IITs were opened, the old IITs nurtured them. So whatever decision the government has taken we are supporting the government, it’s not that we are outside the government. But these issues of school marks and coaching at a different place bother us and we have been thinking of how to find a solution,” Sanghi said, talking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose.
IIT Delhi Alumni Association President Somnath Bharti said that before taking such decisions, the government should discuss them with the faculty and Senate.
Author and IIT Alumni Chetan Bhagat also said that the new format will take away a lot from the IIT brand.
Kapil Sibal on Monday virtually ruled out a rollback on his new one-nation-one-test proposal for engineering colleges. But defending the format, he did say that the government had no intention of infringing on the autonomy of the IITs.
Sibal also claimed it was a unanimous decision of the IIT Council.
Sibal further said that the decision of the IIT Council was in tune with the international practices.