Students of Government Medical College (GMC) here on Saturday staged a protest, demanding expulsion of those students who gained admission by unfair means in the Common Entrance Test (CET).
Alleging that the NC government had failed in maintaining the "sanctity of an institution like BOPEE", JD(U) on Wednesday accused the state of playing with the future of meritorious students.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered an inquiry into the goof-up by the BOPEE leading to cancellation and subsequent rescheduling of CET.
With University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University still dithering from it, the next round of deliberation has been fixed for November, said HRD Ministry officials.
IIT faculty would be increasingly involved in key decision-making process on the matter of common tests to ensure broader consensus at different levels, HRD Ministry sources on Monday said.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors tomorrow to resolve the common entrance exam row as the government proposal is being resisted by some of the IITs.
Over 25,000 candidates sat for CET for various professional courses across Jammu and Kashmir, said an official of the board for professional colleges.
Sources in the IIT faculty said that the government is considering this proposal to break the logjam over the proposed common entrance test.
In view of stiff opposition to the proposed CET for admission in IITs, the government is mulling a new formula to resolve the controversy.
The IIT faculty federation, opposed to the proposed common entrance for admission in IITs and other centrally-funded technical institutes, on Thursday met senior PMO officials and sought a roll back of the decision.
Maintaining that the move is in the best interest of students and parents, Sibal has offered to address the objections being raised by certain IITs.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has clarified that the government has no intention to impinge on the autonomy of the IITs.
The national body of IIT faculty was Upset over the common entrance test proposed by the human resource development ministry.
Govt rejected criticism of the decision to have a common IIT-JEE exam from next yr, saying it was approved without dissent at the IIT Council meeting.
Centre`s proposal for a CET for all engineering institutions for admission in IITs,NITs and IIITs, met with stiff resistance from some states.
Government faced the ire of SC for its unwillingness to go ahead with first-ever common National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for all MBBS courses.
The Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct a common test for undergraduate medical courses even as it decides on pending cases against the council.
SC has asked union health ministry, why it was opposed to a CET for engineering and medical courses.
The common entrance test for undergraduate and post-graduate courses in medical colleges across the country from the next academic year is set to become a reality.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said efforts are underway to hold a single entrance test from 2013.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai