IIT council meeting tomorrow, a range of issues to come up

Appointment of foreign nationals into faculty positions, introducing courses on medicine and streamlining of examination system are likely to be discussed at the IIT council meeting here tomorrow.

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010, 00:28 AM IST

New Delhi: Appointment of foreign nationals
into faculty positions, introducing courses on medicine and
streamlining of examination system are likely to be discussed
at the IIT council meeting here tomorrow.

The proposal for setting up of setting up `centre of
studies` on foreign countries is also expected to come up at
the 41st edition of the council meeting, to be chaired by HRD
Minister Kapil Sibal.

Sources said an interim report of the Prof Acharya
committee, which was constituted to look into streamlining and
rationalising JEE, GATE and other such examinations, would be
circulated at the meeting.

The committee was mandated to explore possibility of
having one exam in place of the present IIT-JEE, AIEEE and
other state joint entrance examinations for admission to
engineering programmes.

Inclusion of medicine in the Institute of Technology Act,
1961 will also be discussed, sources said.

PTI