NITs adopt common entrance for adms to undergrad prog

The National Institute of Technology (NITs) adopted the common entrance for admission to undergraduate prog from 2013 giving 40 pc weightage to board results and 60 pc weightage to the main exam for preparing merit list.
Students seeking admission to these institutes would not have to appear for the advance test as had been proposed earlier.

"The formula worked out is very simple...40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent to the mains," chairman of the standing committee of NITs, R A Mashelkar, said after a meeting chaired by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal .
He said the 40 percent weightage to the board results will be given after the process of normalisation of marks of the state board.

A committee comprising NIT directors would be set up to look into the issue of normalisation.

Officials said the committee would basically look into validation of the formulae already proposed for normalisation of marks with the respective board results.

The meeting comes in wake of the IITs arriving at a compromising formula last week for admission to undergraduate programmes, taking the top 20 percentile of successful candidates of their Boards for preparing merit list and their performance in the advance test.

The government had on 28th May announced the common entrance test for IITs and other centrally funded institutes.

Under the new system, for admission to all the centrally funded institutes like the NITs there would be 40 percentage weightage for performance in Class XII (after normalisation of marks), 30 percent weightage to performance in main and 30 percent in the advanced test.

Giving details about the composition of the committee to look into the process of normalisation on percentile basis, a statement issued by the HRD Ministry said it will comprise a few NIT directors, chairman of the council of Boards of School Education in India and other experts.

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