After a council meeting today it has been decided that class 12 marks will be counted for admission into IIT’s , deliberating on the report by Dr Ramasami for a country-wide common examination for admission to undergraduate programmes in sciences and engineering.
The Council noted that the burden of multiplicity of competitive examinations was causing immense stress, both financial and otherwise, on parents and students at the time of admission at the UG level. The basis for reform in the examination process that reduces dependency on coaching, aligning the testing process to Class XII syllabus, reducing the multiplicity of tests to one was considered.
There could be a single national examination to test for aptitude and advanced domain knowledge or for aptitude alone to supplement the weightage given to performance in Class XII. Six options were placed before the Council for consideration and views of the members were sought. Based on the views expressed, the report would be finalised by Dr Ramasami in a month. The report would also be placed before CABE and State Education Ministers for a final decision so that the new system could be put in place by academic session 2013-14.
alking on the fee hike issue, Sibal said, “Entry fee has remained Rs 50 thousand per year at entry level. There was a proposal to increase this to Rs 2 lakh. The remaining Rs 1.5 lakh per year to be paid if the student gets a job with private sector.” as quoted on ibnlive