The war within the IITs over the Centre’s ‘one-nation one-test’ proposal escalated today with faculties of all IITs attacking director of Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya, for his support to the government’s move.
In a statement,All India IIT Faculty Federation said it was “shocked to learn that the director of IIT Kharagapur has made public statements which are in contradiction to the resolutions made by the Senate of IIT Kharagpur.” Acharya had said yesterday that the institution does not have any objection to the Centre's move to conduct a common entrance exam for central engineering institutions.
The Federation said that resolutions of the IIT Kharagpur Senate did not recommend inclusion of Class XII board marks, and conduct of JEE by a third party.
“IIT Kharagpur Senate categorically said that till 2014, no change should be made and status quo be maintained,” it said.
Separately, faculty of the IIT-Khargpur also issued a statement rejecting the Centre's proposal for a Common Entrance Test into IITs, NITs and IIITs.