The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has sought some changes in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) formula, for admission to the IITs, adopted last month.
The IIT Bombay Senate accepted the JEE, but said there should be lesser number of students from the JEE Main to be eligible to write the Advanced Test that would be held only for IIT aspirants. It has suggested reducing the number from 1,50,000 to 50,000.
The Senates of IIT Delhi and Kanpur are likely to endorse the suggestion when they meet shortly to adopt the new JEE.
In the formula, arrived at in a special meeting of the IIT Council on June 27, it was agreed that only the top 1.5 lakh students, across all categories in the JEE Main, would be eligible to appear for the Advance Test.
Students shortlisted on the basis of performance in the test must be among the top 20 percentile in the applicable category in their respective Boards.
The IIT Bombay Senate meeting on Wednesday said there were only 9,640 seats in the IITs and, therefore, there was no point in shortlisting more than 50,000 students. This would give them a ratio of 10 students per seat.
A larger number of students for the Advanced Test would only put pressure on the IIT’s entrance examination machinery.
Keywords: IIT admissions