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IIT-Kanpur rejects Sibal's one nation one test plan

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2012 11:37 IST
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IIT-Kanpur has decided to go its own way on how it picks students from the next academic year.

The institute Friday shot down the IIT council's proposal of a common entrance test for all centrally-funded engineering institutes and announced its own exam.

A resolution to this effect was passed unanimously at IIT-Kanpur's special senate meeting attended by around 80 members. The admission committee for the exam would be announced shortly.

"In the interest of students, we have decided to hold a separate exam. We will not be part of the joint test proposed by the IIT council in 2013," said Dr YN Mohapatra, spokesperson, IIT-Kanpur senate, adding that the rules gave IIT senates the right to decide their admission process and syllabi.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/6/09_06_12-metro1b.jpg

While Dr Mohapatra invited other IITs to follow in Kanpur's footsteps, there was no immediate support. IIT-Bombay director Devang Khakhar said there were no plans of holding a separate test like Kanpur.

"We will go with the decision of our own senate on the issue," said IIT-Delhi director RK Shevgaonkar.

HRD minister Kapil Sibal could not be reached for comment.

If the move comes about, this would be the first time an IIT would not be a part of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). The IIT-Kanpur Students' Forum had criticised the single entrance test format for all engineering admissions, saying it would put students under greater stress.