A change in the fee payment policy of the IITs could well be on the cards to augment fiscal resources of these institutes.
IIT Bombay gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013 under a format which will admit students having top 20 percentile of their respective boards.
The government has called a special meeting of the IIT Council next week to address the concerns of students after IIT Delhi and Kanpur rejected the proposed single entrance test.
The IIT council met against the backdrop of sustained opposition to the proposed single entrance test for admission to engineering programmes.
The council of IITs on Wednesday
proposed a pan-India common entrance test for admission to
engineering programmes possibly from 2013.
Those aspiring for IITs may have to get over 80% in their XII boards from 2011, as govt has appointed a panel to revise eligibility criteria.
Day in Pics: 26th November
Showbiz World - November 26, 2014