Today, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni association will move to the Delhi High Court in order to oppose the new format for admission to IITs and other central institutes from 2013 proposed by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry.
As per the reports, the association claims that the ministry took the decision without consulting them. The alumni and faculty members of institutions like the IIT, NIIT and IIT have decided to file a PIL against the common engineering test.
Sources informed that IIT Kanpur faculty members will also protest against this new format by boycotting the institute’s convocation ceremony on Saturday.
According to the association HRD Minister Kapil Sibal failed to keep his promise of not going ahead with the new format if a single dissent from IIT senates.
Recently the HRD ministry announced a new format for the IIT entrance under which the plus two board results of the candidates would be taken into consideration.
Under the format, from admission to all centrally-funded institutes, there would be 40 percent weight for performance in class XII, 30 percent weight to perform in main and 30 percent in the advanced test.