With the shuffle that happened in the Congress Party, eyes are now set on the education reforms the ex HRD Minister Sibal has set. The major change and the much debated concept is on the new reforms Sibal has bought into, ‘The IIT Selection Process.’ Having a common entrance test for all engineering colleges in India is fine, but why make IITs take part in it? The autonomous bodies have the right to say NO to anything proposed by the Government, if they see no value add. However IIT board has taken their decision inline with the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. He is of the view to make board entrance exams more valuable than the entrance test for IITs (IIT-JEE), he made efforts and had succeeded in including a 40% weightage to board exams.
IIT board has already announced the JEE Main & JEE Advanced dates, unlike last year there will be two tests JEE Main & JEE advanced. If one needs to make it to IITs, he or she should take JEE Main and also ensure that he stays in the top 20 percentile of students from his or her respective boards. Parents of students are worried as how it could ruin the dreams of their wards, students often take coaching in specialized counselling centres for JEE Examination. Parents and students argue that the change is imposed from now where, in matter of few months the pattern and selection process is changed.
Plans are ON to approach the new HRD Minister Pallam Raju to request roll back of IIT Selection Process (via). Do share your views!
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