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Committee will examine the option of providing an online examination in addition to regular one
A separate committee has been set up to review the curriculum framework
NEW DELHI: After the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), it is now the turn of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to review their entrance examination system. With this end in view, the NIT Council has decided to set up a committee of three NIT directors to review the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) format.
In particular, the committee will examine the option of providing an online examination in addition to the regular pen-and-paper AIEEE that is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Further, the committee will examine whether Class XII results can be given weightage in the AIEEE score since the NITs have been complaining about how the proliferation of coaching institutes was skewing the pattern of entrants into these institutions.
The three NIT directors on the committee are from the institutes at Allahabad, Calicut and Agartala. They have been asked to submit their report by January.
They have also been tasked with the responsibility of addressing the problem of vacancies in the NITs. At the beginning of the month, there were at least 1,000 vacancies across the score NITs in the country. Given the vacancies in certain streams, a separate committee has been set up to review the curriculum framework and see if some courses have become redundant.
The committee of the NIT directors of Trichy, Surathkal and Warangal will interact with the industry to understand its requirement from engineering education, in a bid to enhance the employability of NIT graduates.
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