New Delhi: The opinion over making Class XII results count for IIT entrances has been divided. While career counselors say it will increase stress on students, IITs insist the move will rejuvenate the schooling system.
Speaking to CNN-IBN Career counselor Zubin Malhotra said, "I am of the opinion that it is wrong on just about every objective that this new format seeks to address. Let's try and understand what those are. We want to reduce pressure on students whereas what this is proposing to do is to make it a one-shot hit or miss exam every year. In my mind that increases the pressure on the students."
"Narayan Murthy says he is bemoaning the quality of the students who are entering IIT's and IIT professors have gone on record saying so, I don't think this will change it at all. If you want to improve that, fix the school education system," he added.
However, IIT Kanpur Director Professor Sanjay Dhande differs. "Now the most important motivation is that the school system in this country needs to be given a certain importance in terms of the admission process, either directly or indirectly. Therefore, in the case of the IITs, senates of the IITs has indicated some preferences. They had made very clear that the ranking and selection of the IITs will be based on the advance test."...more
08:50 AM, May 29, 2012
New Delhi: Starting 2013, students appearing for the country's most prestigious engineering institutes will face a whole new system " class 12 board exam results will be taken into account along with a two-tier joint entrance examination. There is mixed reaction to the move so far. While some think this will shut out commercially run tuition colleges that are unavailable to the poor and in rural areas, others worry the...
10:18 PM, May 28, 2012