Sunday, 13 September 2015

Admissions to NITs likely on JEE-Main scores alone from 2016

Admissions to the NITs from next year could be based entirely on JEE-Main scores, with a government-appointed panel likely to recommend scrapping of weightage given to marks obtained in board examinations.

“We would be recommending scrapping of weightages given to board marks,” Director of IIT Bombay and a member of the panel, Devang Khakhar, has said.

A final decision on the issue could come early next month when HRD Minister Smriti Irani chairs a meeting of the NIT council, which would take a call on the committee’s recommendations.