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  On 23.09.13
UGC, AICTE heads out of body that picks IIT directors-TOI, 23rd September, 2013

The composition of the search-cum-selection committee for the director's post of IITs has been changed. In the new selection committee, chairpersons of University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education have been removed. The new selection committee will have the HRD minister as chairperson, two members from the Standing Committee of IIT Council (SCIC) to be selected by the chairperson, chairperson of the board of governors of the IIT for which director is to be appointed and the chairperson of the SCIC. In case the chairperson of the SCIC happens to be the chairperson of the IIT concerned, then the chairperson of the board of governors of another IIT will be nominated by the HRD minister. Additional secretary or joint secretary in-charge of technical education in the HRD ministry will serve the selection committee as non-member secretary.