IIT-JEE Quest to Rule
Student should be of top priority. The government should take care of the their interest first and introduce systems that would benefit them. Education is for becoming a better human being. Of getting a footing in today’s world and holding ones own. It is so that one can be successful at ones endeavors. A system that overlooks all these factors and confuses the student is not a student friendly system. It defies the very right of a student to have a fair chance to exhibit his or her talent.
Kapil Sibal HRD minister made major changes in education system. Firstly CBSE 10th boards Exams were made optional then the single entrance exam for Engineering was done way with. He felt he would make enduring impact and merit the recognition of those around him. That this would be revolutionary break through in the annals of history and would bring a good name to him. But that was not the case. This decision brought about great chaos and confusion for the students as well as institutions
It was imagined that all institutions in different states would agree to this new change but this was not so. States such as Gujarat, Nagaland and Haryana and Uttarakhand agreed but IIT-JEE Quest to rule had a different take on this. They didn’t want the students to get away easily without giving an entrance exam as this would not ensure quality students and would give way to the mediocre ones also. Their take was that an entrance exam is a stringent method of examining the student’s caliber and without it JEE reputation would be at stake.
The situation was a complex one, where everybody was at logger heads and no solution had come about. Finally a normalization system was devised to bring everybody to agree with. It was decided to club 12th board exam scores with that of JEE aspirants as a graduating factor for NIT and other government technical institutes.. There was great emphasis on 12 board scores and the student had to be amongst the top 20 percentile board scores. Now in place of a single exam students had to yield to a two tier education system for becoming an JEE graduate. About 1.5 lakh students cleared the JEE entrance exam were eligible for JEE main and advanced but out of them 1.2 lakh finally appeared. Even an JEE main and Advance score could not be the passage on the road to the prestigious JEE. This greatly added to the woes of the students who were bewildered as to what to do. It was much easier to give a single exam to enter.
IIT director RV Shevgaonkar put his hands up and said that the situation was rather unfortunate and that nothing could be done. CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said that things would normalize later as this was just the first year of this experiment. The end result is that the students are at a loss which should not be the case.