Following the footsteps of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur,
the Senate body of IIT Delhi has rejected the proposal of the new
entrance format for the IITs by the Human Resource Development (HRD)
minister Kapil Sibal. The Senate, comprising of 200 faculty members,
unanimously rejected the proposal announced by Mr Sibal on May 28.
Here is a look at the four-point resolution adopted by IIT Delhi:
With respect to the recent decisions on admissions to the undergraduate programs at the IITs, as proposed in IIT Council meeting of May 12, 2012 and the joint meeting of the councils of the IITs, NITs and the IIITs held on May 28, 2012, the IIT Delhi Senate unanimously resolves that:
1. These decisions, which are against the stated position of the Senate of IIT Delhi, impinge on the autonomy of IIT Delhi. Further, they are academically unsound and procedurally untenable. The Senate rejects the proposed admission procedure.
2. For the year 2013, the IIT Delhi shall admit students to its undergraduate programs through an examination which will be on a pattern similar to the one used in IIT JEE 2012.
3. For the above examination in 2013, as in earlier years, a committee is to be appointed by the Chairman Senate, IIT Delhi. This committee will coordinate the conduct of the above examination jointly with other IITs to the extent possible.
4. For the year 2014 and beyond, Chairman Senate shall constitute a committee to review the IIT JEE examination.