The first meeting of the admission committee of IIT Kanpur, set up for conducting a separate exam in 2013, was held on Wednesday.
“We had a discussion on the exam format for 2013 and decided that it would be exactly like the one in 2012. Also, the eligibility requirement would be the same,” said Dr Neeraj Mishra, chairman of the committee, said.
Meanwhile, representatives of the All India IIT Faculty Federation are slated to meet the Prime Minister on Friday to put forth their points. A delegation of the body will meet officials of the Prime Minister’s Office also on Thursday.
The nine-member admission committee was formed on Monday after the senate of IIT Kanpur passed a resolution on June 8 to hold a separate entrance exam in 2013. The resolution was passed after stiff opposition to the government move to change the JEE pattern from 2013.
The members also explored on the possibilities of other IITs joining it in conducting a separate exam. “We discussed it and have decided that the director will make a request to other IIT directors.” There are around 850 undergraduate seats in IIT Kanpur.