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IIT Alumni Association to meet PM over new entrance test pattern

In an attempt to express their concern over the newly introduced
format of IIT joint entrance test, alumni of the institute in Delhi have
decided to form lobby groups and meet the prime minister to get the decision
rescinded.

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi Alumni
Association decided to meet the prime minister next week to submit a memorandum
with objections on the new pattern, the body’s president Somnath Bharti said.

The association has also decided to file public interest
litigation in various high courts within a week and try to get the petition
heard before June 5, the day Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) is set
to meet.

CABE, which has representatives from the central government
and all state governments, is a key decision-making body of the human resource
development ministry.

The new pattern, which combines IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of
Technology-Joint Entrance Examination) and AIEEE (All India Engineering
Entrance Examination), will be discussed in the meeting.

“It was felt that Mr. Sibal did not keep his promise
made to different stake-holders of not going ahead (with the new pattern) if
there is even one dissent and here five out of seven senates have given their
dissent in writing but the human resource development ministry still went
ahead,” he said.

IIT-Kanpur senate met on the issue on June 2, 2012. The
association demanded that senates should have the last word in taking a
decision on the new pattern.

[Source: Sify]

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