The council of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) under the ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) plans to change the eligibility criteria for admissions into IITs. As per the present guidelines, students securing positions in the top-20 percentile get selected for admissions. However, in future, the department has decided to give another provision to the students based on the marks secured in board exams.
With the new eligibility conditions, students who have scored more than 75 per cent in board exams can participate in IIT counseling. In case of SC, ST and differently-abled, the score is 70 per cent apart from passing the JEE.
MHRD also plans to complete the formulation of an India-specific ranking system for higher education institutions that will be communicated to international ranking agencies. India will have its own ranking for various universities in the country. Generally, global agencies use ranking parameters that do not comply with the Indian universities and this is why Indian higher educational institutions do not get a higher ranking in these surveys.
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