IIT Council will discuss on the proposal of scraping off JEE Advanced in its upcoming meet.
13th August 2018: The IIT Council is planning to revamp the education system of Indian Institute(s) of Technology in its upcoming IIT Council meeting. The meeting will be organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on 21st August and a proposal to eliminate the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced will be discussed. JEE Advanced is a national level entrance examination for taking admission to engineering courses offered by IITs.
The proposal was made under the idea “Revamping Engineering Education and Returning Childhood to Students” which aims at checking the multi-million IIT coaching industry. The proposal has been given by some of the eminent IIT faculty members.
As per the HRD Ministry sources, the proposal will be discussed in the meeting but the officials have not said anything on the feasibility of its implementation.
IIT Council is the governing body of all the Indian Institutes of Technology. It comprises of Minister-in-charge of technical education (Chairman), 3 members of Parliament, Chairmen of all IITs, directors of all IITs, Chairman of UGC, Chairman of IISc, Director of IISc, Director General of CSIR, Joint Council Secretary of HRD Ministry, three appointees each of the Union Government, AICTE.