All proposals to revamp the JEE Advanced exam has been unanimously rejected by the IIT council at the meeting held at IIT Delhi today. The IIT council, the highest decision-making body for the IITs met today, however, they gave a nod of rejection to all the proposals in the direction of taking down or reforming the JEE Advanced examination. In the meeting, the IIT Directors, and Chairpersons underlined that the aim should be to strengthen the current system.

It was made clear that no such proposals which might undermine the credibility of the IITs and the JEE in any way will be acceptable. There were proposals to form a panel which could make the JEE Advanced ’more scientific’ and  ‘reduce dependence on coaching centers’. In addition to that, there was one more proposal –  to let the selected students choose their preferred college and rather than the branch of study. Both these proposals faced rejection at the IIT council meeting.


Other proposals that suggested doing away with the B.Tech courses and scrapping the JEE Advanced examination were vetoed at the meeting.

As per many reports, the majority members in the council said that a change has already been made in the JEE system by changing the conducting body and going completely online. Right now, there are rooms for improvement in questions but not for any radical reforms.

The Changes That Got Green Flag In The Meeting

Apart from the radical proposals, there were few that got a green signal in the meeting. IIT Council agreed to a key demand by the IITs to relax fee for foreign students which currently stands at Rs 6 lakh per annum. The Council has now allowed each IIt’s Board of Governors to decide on the fee for foreign students.

In addition to that, the IIT PAL or IIT Professor Assisted Learning lectures would be made accessible to students preparing for JEE Advanced on SWAYAM portal.

Also, there were discussions on the construction of campuses of new IITs. A committee would be set up which would comprise of directors from IIT Delhi, Hyderabad and Tirupati to further discuss the construction and infrastructural development in IITs. Further, there were talks on organising an annual Tech Fest to demonstrate and showcase various innovations and technologies developed by various IITs.

What do you think of the IIT Council’s decisions? Let us know in the comment section.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Dependence on coaching centres can be reduced only when there is a strict vigilance of the government on them.They let the students for very long hours to sit and study irrespective of their interest. They want ranks by hook or cook to improve their business. I doubt the IIT profferssors can frame such question papers after watching IITPAL lectures.

  2. Yes coaching classes charge like anything and unnessecerily they have made a hype of iits peole r not ready to go in certain iits only few iits r the favourite the whole pattern should be changed the students who dont go to iits are bright also so there is no point in creatung hype of iits as tbey have made the exam n its standard so high n every year so many seats remain vaccant even in top iits so whats the point in giving such education.this will only increase tbe coaching classes as i have seen people r creazy to pay anything for such classes.

  3. Its good that council has taken this decision , JEE advance maintains the dignity of the IITs.
    But they should actually focus more on research based studies through MTech and PhD programs. This will help in increasing quality of studies as it make students go on discovering .

  4. Doing away with the B.tech was not feasible but efforts should be made so that IITs could be remembered for their research not only in sciences but also in social sciences as public health and educational administration of primary and secondary level throughout the country. These are the severe problem our education system is facing.

  5. Awesome… Very well decision. Thank you for keeping the diginity of IIT in India as well as in the world.

  6. good decision by iit council. it saved the dilution of iits with ordinary engineering colleges. my tributes to those who have framed and passed in parliament iit act which has given such power to iit council.

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