The decision of some IITs to defy the cEntral Governments decision to conduct a common Entrance Test ( CET) is being opposed by IIT ,Kharagpur and some others while Chennai and Other IIT s are for the move.
One may fault Kabil for shooting his mouth off in 2 G scam unsolicited, but in this case he has his marbles right.
The decision to give weightage to XII std marks is rational.
The proposal was sent to IIT Council and they have endorsed it.
Now IIT Kharagpur is defying it.
Let not IIT or the Alumni of IITs think that they are Supra Intelligent beings and that others are fools.
We have seen their character when they formed a party to contest elections!
Let IITs remain a Teaching Institution, nothing more.
IITs appeared to be divided today over HRD ministry’s ‘one-nation one-test’ proposal with the prestigious engineering institutions at Guwahati and Kharagpur opposing IIT-Kanpur‘s decision to conduct its own entrance exam from next year and backed the Centre’s move.
Criticising the decision taken by IIT-Kanpur Senate yesterday, Director of IIT-Guwahati Gautam Barua said he was “surprised” at their “reaction.”
“I am sad actually that they have to take this extreme step for such a small matter,” he said.
“Right now, we are not talking about one common entrance exam. We are basically talking about…. For having a common exam for NITs, IITs and IIITs. Whether this lead to a common exam for everybody, only time will tell,” Barua said.
Professor Damodar Acharya, Director of IIT-Kharagpur, said the institution does not have any objection to the Centre’s move to conduct a common entrance exam for central engineering institutions.
At its meeting, the Senate of IIT-Kanpur had said the IIT Council’s recent proposal on admissions is “academically and methodically unsound” and decided to go it alone.
“In all likelihood, IIT-Delhi Senate seems to be geared up to follow IIT-Kanpur Senate,” IIT Delhi alumni president Somnath Bharti told PTI.
Sources said a meeting of the Senate of the IIT-Delhi is likely to be held in the next 10 days and its decision is expected to be made known.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on May 28 had announced that from 2013, aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit under a new format of common entrance test, which will also take teh plus two board results into consideration.
They can not arrogate themselves to be arbiters of Laws.