14 Dec : Unhappy over thousands of students failing to write the Common Admission Test (CAT) due to technical problems, the govt has convened a meeting of IIM directors on Wednesday to express its concerns.
Higher Education Secretary Vibha Puri Das will chair the meeting of IIM directors to discuss the issue in detail, a Human Resource Development Ministry official said.
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has already expressed displeasure over students facing problem during the computerised test which was marred by glitches from its beginning.
The issue was raised in Parliament when BJP members criticised the government for the fiasco.
The test, which was supposed to be taken by 2.41 lakh students, was conducted by an American firm Prometric in a staggered manner over 11 days.
However, all candidates failed to appear in the test due to the “virus attack”.
Meanwhile, the IIM directors met in Mumbai yesterday where they reviewed the entire computerised test and tried to assess the problem.
The ministry is expected to tell the IIM directors to have a foolproof system in place to avoid any such problem in future.
Sibal has already said that precautions should have been taken before starting the computer-based CAT.