Published On: Wed, Feb 29th, 2012

All-India IIT Faculty Federation opposes IIT-JEE changes

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The All-India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) has strongly opposed the proposed changes to the existing IIT-JEE entrance examination pattern, alleging that it was an arbitrary decision being imposed by the Union human resource development ministry.

The latest opposition could seriously jeopardise the government’s ambitious plan to introduce a common national examination for undergraduate engineering courses across the country.
In a letter to the directors of all the IITs on the issue of modifying undergraduate admission process at IITs from 2013, the AIIITFF has claimed that the views, comments and recommendations of one of the main stakeholders, namely the faculty of the IITs, have not been taken at all till now. “Many IITs have debated this matter on different platforms and have passed resolutions expressing concern over the proposal,” the letter written by secretary, AIIITFF, Prof. Atul K. Mittal, adds.
“It is felt that issues pertaining to the IITs must first be debated at the statutory bodies (senate) for views, recommendations and acceptance before is implemented,” the letter said.

(source: Asian Age)