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IIITs okay single entrance exam

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2011 23:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) have given its approval to the proposed single national-level entrance test for admission to undergraduate programme for science and engineering.

At a meeting of the directors of these premier institutes here today, chaired by HRD minister Kapil Sibal, a proposal to have a council for the IIITs was also accepted.

The proposal to hold a pan-India common entrance test, recommended by the T Ramasami Committee report, has already been accepted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs).

The report recommends a mix of school and national level test performance for entry to undergraduate courses, thereby reducing multiplicity of entrance tests and over-dependency on coaching.

The Central Advisory Board of Education will take a final call before the single entrance test is put in place by 2013-14 academic session.

According to HRD ministry officials, a proposal to have a council of the IIIT on the lines of IIT and NIT council was also approved.