The senate of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) will meet on July 5 to discuss the contentious issues of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) reforms.
On Thursday IIT-Delhi decided to go with IIT-Kanpur, whose senate had said earlier this month that it would conduct its own exam. IIT-B is yet to take a stand.
The IITs have been opposed to the ministry’s proposed reforms, which include using board marks as a criterion and having a two-part test, which would be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Faculty members had earlier decided to meet on June 27, but postponed the date for the meeting on account of certain academic engagements next week.
The mood among faculty members is inclined towards the decision of IIT-K and IIT-D, said a member. “The general feeling is to go with IIT-K so that there will be one exam for all the IITs,” said a faculty member. “But I cannot say anything until the senate formally meets and decides.”
Director Devang Khakar refused to confirm or deny the date of the meeting. “I will not say anything about the JEE issue,” he said.