Indian Institute of Technology Council hosted 49th meeting with Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) on Tuesday regarding some of the major changes in IITs as the need of time to enhance the productivity of the institute. The Five outcomes of which are :
1. Quota of students appearing in JEE Advanced increased.
The council has approved the proposal of increasing the quota of students appearing for JEE Advanced from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh. The proposal was put forth by IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) in September.
The change was proposed taking into consideration the two-fold reasons, first, around 200 seats are lying vacant this year in IIT, and second, three more IITs will be taking admissions in next academic year. Continue reading