New Delhi: The human resource development ministry has called a meeting of the IIT councils to discuss the situation, a day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur’s way against the proposed common entrance test.
A statement on Friday from the HRD Ministry said that a meeting will be called on Wednesday in the national capital.
"The uncertainty faced by the student community, consequent to the resolutions of the senates of IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi, requires to be addressed," the statement said.
"Consequently, a special meeting of the IIT Council is being convened on 27.6.2012," it said.
Several Indian Institutes of Technology are opposing the proposed common entrance test, which merges IIT Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) with the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and includes a fixed weightage for school board exams.
IIT Delhi on Thursday rejected the common entrance test and decided to hold its own entrance exam from 2013.
IIT Delhi said after its decision, that the exams would be conducted in association with IIT Kanpur, which has also rejected the government's single entrance test.