IITs reject central government’s plan to do away with JEE Advance
Ten News Network
New Delhi, 24th June 2023: An IIT council meeting today shut down the Central government’s idea to do away with the JEE Advance examinations and have just one common entrance exam for all centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs).
The IITs currently admit students through the joint entrance test, or JEE(Advanced), which the institutes administer rotating. Before taking the JEE (Advanced), candidates must first pass the JEE (Main), which is administered by the national testing agency (NTA) for other CFTIs, such as the National Institute of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology.
NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) chairperson Anil D Sahasrabudhe acknowledged that the suggestion was brought to the council with the welfare of students in mind. “It is consistent with NEP 2020, which advocates for common entrance exams to reduce the burden on students. However, it is still in the early stages of discussion,” he added.