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IIT Bombay Accepts New Format of Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE)

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IIT Bombay, on Wednesday, gave its acceptance to the new format of common entrance for admission to the undergraduate engineering programs. The new format, which shall become applicable from 2013, allows students having top 20 percentile only to seek admission to the undergraduate engineering programs in IITs.

IIT council had adopted a resolution, on June 27, regarding admission to the IITs based only on rank achieved in JEE-advance test subject to condition that selected candidates are in the top 20 percentile of successful list of their board, as part of a compromise formula, bringing an end to the a deadlock between the government and the IITs which had been opposing giving weightage to the board results.

IIT Bombay senate has given its acceptance to the resolution with the suggestion that the number of candidates to be allowed to appear in JEE-Advance should be restricted to 50,000 instead of 150,000 as proposed in the resolution.

IIT Kanpur is also expected to meet later this week to examine the IIT concil resolution amid indications that it is in favour of adopting it.

The resolution is to be vetted by other IITs too before the Joint Admission Board (JAB) gives its final seal of approval to the format.

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