New Delhi, July 14: It seems that getting admission into the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) have become a joke. Last week, IIT-Roorkee was in news for expelling 73 students for scoring poor grades, less than 5 (CGPA).
According to TOI report, now the IITs are planning to lower the bar for the admission process for the students, belonging to weaker sections.
IITs will open its arms for those students, who have managed to score just 31 out of 504, or 6.1 percent, to fill vacant seats.
As this year, subjective components in the JEE (Advanced) were tough, IIT decided to lower the bar for qualifying it.
For general category, it has been dropped down from 35% to 24.5%. For the reserved categories ( ST (scheduled tribes) and PwD (people with disabilities), it has gone down to 12.25%.
A third category of students require to score at least 6.1%.
Under the new admission process this year, over 180 students across 18 IITs have been given admission in the preparatory programme, who scored above 31 and less than 62 marks.
What is preparatory course?
It is a year-long special coaching programme in physics, mathematics and chemistry, for reserved category candidates who fail to make the cut in the entrance.