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.