IIT-Kanpur to reconsider conducting its own entrance exam now

Published On: 28 Jun 2012

 | Last Updated On: 28 Aug 2012

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur was one of the first IITs to reject the HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal’s proposal of conducting a common entrance test for admission to all the engineering colleges from 2013 and take its decision of conducting its own entrance exam in the future.

On June 27, 2012 during a meeting between the IIT Council and the Government, a compromise decision was reached for conducting the CET in 2013 where only the top 20 percentile of students from each board will qualify for admission to the prestigious IITs. This compromise caters to both the IITs and the Government’s demands. IIT- Kanpur was represented by its Director – Prof SG Dhande at this meeting.

After this compromise was reached, the IIT-Kanpur senate is currently reconsidering their decision of conducting their own entrance exam. Sources from IIT-Kanpur faculty forum revealed that the senate will take a decision on what is to be done next after this new development.

Source: Times of India

For Frequent updates you can share with your friends,

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Google+

Do you like this story?

Engineering Colleges in India

Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee

Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India

Department of Architecture & Planning, was established in 1956 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. In the year 1961, the Department was housed in its own independent building and premises. The B.Arch. course was recognized by the Indian Institute...

View Courses

Department of Architecture & Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Department of Architecture & Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur established in 1952, under the leadership of professor E.Braner, a group of ten students formed the nucleus of this department. Soon it developed into a full-fledged undergraduate program also...

View Courses

Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), IIT Kanpur was established in 1974 was one of the first in the country to recognize the strength of combining the training of engineers with management. Today the department is engaged in a diverse set of...

View All 4 Courses

IES Institute of Technology & Management (IITM)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

IES Institute of Technology & Management, Bhopal is managed by IES Group. The IES Group of Institutions is promoted by Infotech Education Society, working towards education excellence and meet the need of highly demanding professionals since 1998, in the...

View All 5 Courses

IITT College of Engineering

Nawanshahr, Punjab, India

IITT Colleges of Engineering, Pojewal are duly approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, State Government of Punjab and Affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar for the College at Pojewal. Diversity at IITT is about...

View All 7 Courses


Request for Information


Are you Interested in ?
Please provide the following details

Related Question and Answer

Ask A Question