Former IIT Madras Director is new chairman of JEE Apex Board: Education ministry

The JEE Apex Board (JAB) will administer the JEE Main and JEE Advanced entrance exam for the years 2022 and 2023.

Former IIT Madras Director is new chairman of JEE Apex Board: Education ministry Former IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Source: Twitter/@iitmadras)
Anu Parthiban | May 7, 2022 - 10:10 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The ministry of education has reconstituted the JEE Apex Board (JAB) for the conduct of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main) for admission to undergraduate (UG) engineering programmes in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

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Former IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi has been appointed as the chairman of the JAB. The National Testing Agency (NTA) director general Vineet Joshi will be the member secretary. In addition, IIT, NIT directors, CBSE chairman are among the 17 members of the board.

The JEE Apex Board (JAB) will administer the JEE Main and JEE Advanced entrance exam for the years 2022 and 2023.

The ministry said, "The JAB would have a permanent secretariat which would be provided by the NTA. JAB will be assisted by the JEE Interface comprising five members drawn from NTA, IITs and a senior representative Indian Statistical Institutes (ISI) nominated by the Joint Apex Board."

JEE Apex Board (JAB) has been reconstituted with the following composition

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Further, the JAB will be the final authority for setting up the policies, rules, regulations for the conduct of JEE (Main). It will also coordinate with the JEE (Advanced) Group and its chairman.

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NTA will provide the administrative and logistic support for the conduct of JEE (Main) across the country. The JAB of the IIT system (JAB-IIT) shall continue to assume responsibility for the conduct of the JEE (Advanced). The NIC / C-DAC will help in all information technology related (software) support and back-end activities for pre and post-examination work, including on-iine submission of application forms, the ministry informed.


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