The decision by IIT-Kanpur to hold a separate entrance test from 2013 is a right decision (June 9). The IITs are the benchmark of academic excellence and they need to maintain standards. The IIT entrance exam is based on concepts and only a student who is thorough and clear in concepts can crack the exam.
Whatever the opinions expressed in the articles “IIT-Madras to go with Centre's JEE proposal & “Will IIT-Delhi go the Kanpur way?” (June 10), the fact is that there is a clear and distinct class of students which aspires for admission to the IITs. Let us maintain this exclusivity so that the IITs continue to remain a benchmark for excellence in engineering education.
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