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Meet 'fruitful', but no formal decision on JEE

The HRD ministry on Wednesday held discussions with IIT directors, chairpersons, faculty members and academicians on a proposal to change the pattern of the IIT-JEE examination from next year, by including 40% weightage of board marks.

delhi Updated: Apr 11, 2012 23:22 IST
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The HRD ministry on Wednesday held discussions with IIT directors, chairpersons, faculty members and academicians on a proposal to change the pattern of the IIT-JEE examination from next year, by including 40% weightage of board marks.

Most of the attendees said the meeting was fruitful.

HRD minister Kapil Sibal held separate meetings with the directors and members of the All India IIT Faculty Federation. However, no final decision seems to have been taken on the inclusion of board marks.

One of persons present in the meeting said that since girls do well in board exams, the proposal to include the board marks could help improve the gender ratio in IITs too. At present, the percentage of girls in these institutes is just around 10%.

"The discussion was amicable and fruitful," said Prof Narsimhan, president of the All India IIT Faculty Federation.

Meanwhile the Leadership Summit of the IIT Delhi Alumni Association will conduct a separate session on April 15 to spell out their reservations against the proposal for including board marks. PANIIT, a federation of IIT alumni, will meet on April 14 to chart out a set of recommendations for the government.