The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are against the proposal which suggests that the seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) join the counseling process of the JEE Advanced.
In a meeting held on August 20 by the Joint Admission Board (JAB), the matter was considered again in great details.
According to the sources, in the meeting, the decision remains inconclusive but most of the IITs are not convinced about sharing the counseling platform with the IISERs.
Currently, the counseling process is shared by both IITs and NITs for admissions into the B.Tech courses but the students in the IITs are admitted based on their rakings in the JEE advanced exam while in the NITs the ranking in the JEE main exam is considered.
According to the IITs, the counseling process based on the JEE advanced exam exist only to cater the admission needs of the IITs and if any other institute wants to joing the process the idea must be put before the Senate of IITs.
The Senate is an apex decision making body in every IIT and is responsible for maintaining the standards related to examinations, infrastructure and education.
“They want the IISERs to participate in the counseling process through JEE (Main). There is a feeling that permitting IISERs to admit students along with the IITs could dilute the JEE (Advanced) brand and, maybe, a few candidates might opt for an IISER over, say, one of the newer IITs,” said a source in the government who did not wish to be identified.
With HRD ministry pushing the IITs to accept the proposal, JAB has decided to form a committee with the representatives from both IITs and IISERs to work out a possible solution, if any.