IIT-Bombay senate meeting on entrance test put off
The special senate meet of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) to discuss the compromise formula on the common entrance test might be postponed till after mid-July or even the end of this month.
The meeting, which was to be held on Thursday, had to be postponed as the minutes of the June 27 IIT council meeting were not out yet. The institute's faculty members might recommend relaxing cut-offs for board scores for the 2013 examination in the senate meet.
The IIT-Madras senate agreed to the compromise formula at a meeting held earlier this week, setting a positive tone for all IITs, said faculty members.
While IIT-B director Devang Khakhar said it was a good sign, a professor said: "The institute met on the basis of the discussions that happened in the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) meeting held last month." He added that the meeting at IIT-B might be postponed till the end of the month as the director was not available for the next ten days. Besides, after mid-July, the institute could remain busy with admission-related work. Khakhar added that the minutes would have to be read thoroughly before the meeting.
"As we cannot have a senate meeting based on media reports, we will have to wait till the minutes are made public. Decisions taken in the council meeting should be documented," said a senior faculty member of the institute.