Students of IIT Kanpur expressed their hostility over the suggested changes in the pattern of joint entrance test for IITs from 2013. They have articulated their strong dislike regarding the interference of HRD ministry into the process of JEE. Their view is that, any modification in examination pattern will lower the standard of JEE.
Students stated their view that, as there are several educational boards in the country, so giving importance to Class XII result is not a practical move to measure the performance of a student. That is why the present pattern of JEE is better way to judge the ability of a student.
Pupils of Student Gymkhana of IIT-Kanpur have planned to join the faculty members to take decision about this issue.