June 8, 2012

IIT Kanpur to conduct its own examination!

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय - Lead Me to Light. Logo courtesy : IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur faculty & students were pretty pissed off with the JEE being scrapped. You can read about it here Why I feel betrayed - Musings of Dheeraj Sanghi, Professor of CSE, IIT Kanpur .

Now, you know just how pissed off everyone was.

IIT Kanpur Senate has passed a resolution to conduct its own examination for admission to IIT Kanpur undergraduaate programs for the year 2013.

The official text of the senate resolution :

The Senate of IIT Kanpur resolves that:
1) a. The recent IIT Council proposal on admissions to IITs is academically and methodically unsound and in violation of the Institutes of Technology Act (1961) and IIT Kanpur Ordinances (Ordinance 3.2 (Admissions)).

b. In view of the Senate resolution adopted in its 2011-12/9th meeting held on April 10, 2012, invoking Ordinance 3.2 the Senate resolves that IIT Kanpur will conduct the entrance examination for admissions to its undergraduate programmes in 2013.

c. Given the present exigency, the Senate authorizes the Chairman Senate to constitute a Committee with the help of DOAA for conducting JEE 2013 by IIT Kanpur.

d. The Undergraduate Admissions Committee will organize the entrance examination and counselling, and deal with all other matters pertaining to the undergraduate admissions in 2013.

e. To the extent possible, the committee will coordinate with other IITs to conduct the entrance examination jointly.

2) In order that the views of the IIT Kanpur Senate on the issue of undergraduate admissions are represented in the public domain adequately and accurately, the Senate authorizes the following senators as its spokespersons till further order: Profs. Y. N .Mohapatra, Harish Karnick, Somenath Biswas, H. C. Verma, A. K. Chaturvedi, C. S. Upadhyay and Deepak Gupta.

3) IITK Senate reiterates the stand it took as represented by its Chairman in the May 12, 2012 meeting of the IIT council. Consequently the Senate resolves to record its forceful dissent of the Council resolution related to JEE. This dissent may be recorded by a letter to the Chairman, IIT Council and Chairman, BOG from the Chairman Senate.
Following on the lead taken by IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi Senate is also expected to pass a similar resolution for accepting students to Undergraduate programs for the academic year 2013 through an independently conducted examination.

+1 to the decision.

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