Friday, April 06, 2007

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

With only two days to go before the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, there’s a cloud of uncertainty among students, professors and administrators regarding whether or not the quota system will be implemented this year. The Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) is yet to issue a formal notification to IIT after the Supreme Court stayed the government’s much-hyped 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes. In the absence of clear guidelines, IIT Bombay, like its counterparts across India, can’t take a decision about whether to implement quota system for this year’s IIT-JEE examination. While the entrance exam is scheduled to be held on April 8, admissions will begin from June.

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