New Delhi: The IIT-Delhi alumni association, which is opposing the new format of the IIT-JEE entrance test, on Friday met HRD minister MM Pallam Raju and said he has promised to look into the issue "afresh".
"The honourable minister after hearing the delegation promised to visit afresh the issues concerning IIT including the controversial changes inducted in the JEE by his predecessor," said the alumni association in a statement.
The association claimed that the minister showed inclination to take actions which are in the interest of all the stakeholders of the IIT system.
It said they will be meeting Raju once again in the coming week to discuss the issue.
Aspirants to the IITs and other technical institutes like NITs would be appearing the IIT-JEE next year under a new two-tier format which also gives weightage to the class XII marks.
Despite initial objections, most of the IITs have given their nod to the format.