IIT-Delhi alumni association reject compromise agreement

The alumni association of IIT- Delhi on Thursday "rejected" the compromise agreement reached by IIT directors.

Updated: Jun 29, 2012, 00:20 AM IST

New Delhi: The alumni association of IIT- Delhi on Thursday "rejected" the compromise agreement reached by IIT directors yesterday on holding the common exams saying the decision is against the interest of students.

It said the 20 percentile criteria which was agreed upon yesterday at the IIT council meet to end the logjam will make it difficult for students, especially from rural areas where school education is in shambles to get admitted to IITs.

"The 20 percentile criteria for school boards stands rejected because such patch-work solutions taken in haste to meet deadlines of 2013 by HRD Ministry are contrary to the objectives set out by it and prejudicial to the interests of students," president of IIT Delhi Alumni Association Somnath Bharti said.

As per the agreement reached yesterday, admission to the IITs from 2013 would be based only on rank achieved in the advance test subject to the condition that selected candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards.

Bharti said they will follow up with the senates on the 20 percentile issue and conducting the test from 2013.

Sources on the other hand claimed some of the senates are unhappy with the latest development and have already expressed their opposition to the compromise agreement.

They said senates of IIT Kharagpur and IIT Guwahati are against the 20 percentile formula.

All the senates will discuss the agreement reached at the IIT council before giving their final approval.

IIT alumni which is also represented by some faculty members met here today and passed a resolution rejecting the new agreement.

Bharti said the demand of delinking the centrally funded institutes like NITs and IIITs from the IIT under the common entrance has not taken place.