A consensus between the government and IITs over Common Entrance Test (CET) has reached on Wednesday.
Ahead of their meeting with Sibal later today, IIT directors met on Wednesday and reportedly agreed at the compromise formula floated by the ministry.
As per reports, the compromise formula reached states the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will set and conduct the CET as proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry.
However, the IITs would conduct an advance test in which top 1,50,000 students from the CET would sit. This advance test would be held on a date different from the CET.
Further, as proposed earlier, board marks would not be considered for admission into the IITs, NITs etc.
The CET as proposed by the government was being resisted by some of the IITs in its original format.
Sibal will later today chair the meeting of the IIT Council, the highest decision making body of these elite institutes comprising IIT directors and heads of other educational bodies, deliberating on a resolution adopted by the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) which met in New Delhi last Saturday.
The resolution was adopted by the JAB after discussing a compromise formula which was supposedly floated by the HRD Ministry to end the current impasse.
IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur had rejected the proposed format on the ground that the test was “academically unsound and procedurally untenable”.
The government had on May 28 announced the new test from 2013, under which aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes such as NITs and IIITs will have to take tests under a new format of common entrance test which will also take the plus two board results into consideration.