Tuesday, June 10, 2008

IIT plans mental test of candidates

IIT-K authorities are planning to hold detailed mental examination of candidates, in addition to the routine physical tests, from this year. The examination will be conducted after the counselling session.Students would be given appropriate counselling as well as medicines if needed and their parents would be kept informed. No candidate will be denied admission on these grounds, however.The counselling session for the 527 candidates selected for the Kanpur Zone through the IIT-JEE examination is to begin on June 17. Once the candidates are finalised, physical and mental examinations will follow. In the past two months, two students have committed suicide at IIT-Kanpur, while the number is up to six since November 2005.

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