In a bid to encourage more girls to appear in IITs joint entrance examination (JEE),
the IIT joint admission board has decided to waive off their application fee from
In a bid to encourage more girls to appear in IITs joint
entrance examination (JEE), the IIT joint admission board has decided to waive off
their application fee from next year.
However, the application fee for boys would be raised from Rs 1, 000 to Rs 1, 800.
From 2012, applicants would also be allowed to carry a copy of optical response
sheet, on which answers are inscribed immediately after the examination. Also, answers
can be circled by pen, instead of pencil as is the norm now. These decisions were
taken on Friday by the admission board.
Next year JEE would be conducted by IIT Delhi. IITs have initiated reforms in small
measures from last year. For instance, answers were put out by the admission board
before the results came out. However, it was done 35 days after the test. Also,
the scanned copies of optical response sheet of candidates were put on the admission
board’s website after the results were published.
Though a PIL by one Rajeev Kumar of IIT-Kharagpur seeking reforms in IITs was dismissed
by the Delhi High Court, the Supreme Court has set aside the order and the matter
has since then gone back to the Delhi HC.
Courtesy: Times of India