Mumbai: The India Institute of Technology, after a proposal to partially consider class XII scores for admission was shot down by the faculty members, has decided upon a fresh list of workable suggestions to select students for the elite institutions.
Discussions at all IIT campuses on the T Ramasami report, led to a decision which looks at having a single pan-India entrance exam for admission to engineering colleges. The result, more importantly raised innumerable questions on the fairness of the system that would normalize the Class XII scores of all the boards in India.
Devang Khakkar, IIT Bombay director said that there is a large support for some reforms. He added that the ball is in their court now and that they will come up with a proposal on how to select students.
The new suggestions will be placed before the respective IIT senates and each senate will discuss the proposal before all the IITs meet and ratify them by the mid of May.
Most of faculty members are of the view that the assessment of class XII and their teaching and learning facilities vary across school boards and could not be statistically normalized The IIT faculty federation has also submitted a list of its concerns to HRD minister Kapil Sibal
It is still very much unclear if the new admission method would start from 2013 or the roll out may be delayed by a year.
IIT-B in the meanwhile has decided has decided to identify the challenges in various sectors and create a road map for research & development with the concerned industries. IANS