The escalating standoff between the Centre and the IIT’S regarding the common entrance test indicates that neither of them is interested in resolving the matter. Surprisingly not all IITs are opposed to the idea of 'one-nation-one-test' theory proposed by the Centre. The manner in which IIT-Kanpur has rejected the new format and constituted a nine-member committee to look into the admission process conducted by the college next year reflects that the hope for resolving the matter is bleak. The conflicting views among the various IITs over the issue are certainly baffling. They should sit together and chalk out a way to resolve the raging row. This ‘one-nation-one-test’ theory is a little tricky and may leave many students in the lurch. This concept is going to prove tough for students of those state boards where scoring 75-80 percent marks is a tough ask. Therefore giving weightage to class 12 marks for admission to the IIT’S is not justifiable.

If the IITs are protesting in order to keep their distinct identity intact then there should be no problem. The distinct identity of IIT’s should certainly be maintained but opposing the concept of common entrance test is not the only solution. Finding a solution to the problem is not a big task provided inhibitions and egos are set aside before coming to the negotiating table. In principle there is no harm that a common entrance test is held for the IITs. If this is the trend all over the world then why cannot India adopt the same process? Appearing for separate exams for separate institutes is not only a cumbersome work but also adds up to the financial burden on the candidates. About 15 lakh students appear for engineering exams every year for which they begin preparations much in advance therefore this matter should be resolved as soon as possible.