Govt for common counselling system for IIT, NIT
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2009, 18:21
  
New Delhi: To smoothen the admission into IITs and NITs, the government is considering a common counselling system for both the sets of institutes.

At present the IITs conduct their own entrance for taking students, while the NITs take students from the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) merit list. Students have to attend separate counselling for admission into IITs and NITs.

However, there is a plan to have common counselling system for both IIT-JEE and AIEEE, which was discussed at the IIT directors' meet here yesterday.

"But, no decision could be taken. The matter will again come up at the IIT Council meeting to be held later," an IIT director said.

The proposed system will be of immense help as it will smoothen the process of admission. Students will be able to chose their institute from the common counselling session and take admission there.

In case of separate counselling, students at times end up taking admission in two different institutes following which they quit one of the institutes, resulting in vacancy of seats.

About 10 lakh students appear for AIEEE every year while about four lakh sit for IIT-JEE.

Bureau Report


First Published: Thursday, September 03, 2009, 18:21


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