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IIT Delhi for flexibility in eligibility next year

More than a month after deciding to have a separate exam, the IIT Delhi on Friday broadly accepted the 20 percentile formula but suggested measures that would give more flexibility to eligibility in the 2013 exam.

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2012 02:42 IST
Vanita Srivastava

More than a month after deciding to have a separate exam, the IIT Delhi on Friday broadly accepted the 20 percentile formula but suggested measures that would give more flexibility to eligibility in the 2013 exam.

The senate of IIT Delhi has recommended that the eligibility criteria for those appearing for the exam next year should be either 60% in Class 12 or 20% percentile bracket of the board.

The IIT Council had on June 25 announced the new formula for 2013, which made it mandatory for an aspirant to be in the top 20 percentile of his board to be eligible for the exam.

But this had to be approved by the senates of the seven old IITs. While Madras, Bombay and Kanpur IITs have already accepted the new formula with broad recommendations, Delhi IIT senate had proposed 60% eligibility criteria for those students who appeared for the board exam in 2012 and were planning to re-appear the next year.

“A large number of senators strongly felt that there should not be any change in the 2013 pattern. But as a few IITs have already accepted the new pattern…, we decided to accept the same,” says an IIT Delhi professor.

Among other proposals made by Delhi IIT was setting up of a committee which would act as an advisory body to the Joint Admission Board of IITs.

“The panel would have two representatives from each IIT senate and would analyse data and statistics and help the JAB to evolve the system more dynamically,” said another don.