NITs approve CET for undergrad courses
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Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 20:33
New Delhi: After the IITs, National Institute of Technologies (NITs) have endorsed a proposal for a single entrance test across the country for admission to undergraduate programmes in science and engineering.

The Central Advisory Board of Education will take a final call before the single entrance aptitude test is put in place by 2013-14 academic sessions, HRD officials said.

The chairpersons and board of governors at the NIT council meeting here today, chaired by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, also agreed for a revised NIT merit award with waiver in tuition fee to all those who are ranked in the top bracket of the AIEEE examination.

On the issue of a common entrance test, the meeting arrived at a "consensus that the system, which envisages a judicious mix of school performance and the performance at proposed common test, will usher in an alternative admission system which will reduce the multiplicity of tests and dependency on coaching," said a statement issued by the HRD Ministry.

The testing process will be aligned to class XII syllabus.

The IIT council, which deliberated the proposal for a common entrance test earlier based on the recommendations of the T Ramasami committee, had decided that weightage of class XII board exam should also be taken into account for admission after including the performance of students appearing in respective board exams.

The NIT council also decided a four-tier flexible system for faculty appointment, as existing in the IIT system, be introduced in NITs.


First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011, 20:33

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