Securing of 60 percent marks in class XII will not be sufficient for those aspiring for IITs from 2011 as the criteria is being revised wherein higher percentage would be required which will be taken into account unlike the practice now.
The government on Monday appointed a committee of IIT directors to suggest the revised entrance system under which marks obtained in class XII will be given importance along with the entrance marks.
The move is aimed at ensuring that students take their class XII seriously and checking the growth of coaching centres, which are thriving on imparting coaching to students for IIT entrance, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said.
"The present criteria is that students need to secure 60 per cent at class XII for appearing in IIT-JEE. This is not acceptable. The minimum marks required for IIT-JEE could be raised up to 80 to 85 percent," Sibal told reporters after a meeting of the IIT Council, the apex decision making body for the elite institutes, here.
At the same time he added that the decision about the required percentage will be taken by the committee.
We Want to get Rid of Coaching Centers...
"The coaching centres are giving training for the IIT entrance. As a result, the students are not studying seriously for class XII exam and giving more attention to entrance. We want to get rid of the coaching centres by giving more weightage to the board exam," Sibal said.
The IIT-JEE system was revised three years ago when the eligibility criteria was raised to 60 percent at class XII level for appearing in the entrance.
Sibal said a three-member committee has been set up to look into the curriculum and submit its report within three months, suggesting required changes.
The committee comprises Science and Technology Secretary T Ramasami, Secretary Department of Biotechnology M K Bhan and CSIR Director General Samir Brahmachari.
The committee will deliberate on new age courses to be started by the IITs. Sibal has been insisting that the IITs could explore starting courses in Humanities and Medicine also. The committee will give its report by January.
Besides, the government has decided to change the eligibility of students for availing the merit-cum-means scholarship being given at the end of class XII. The income criteria, which was Rs two lakh per annum as family income, has been changed to Rs 4.5 lakh.
To attract more foreign students, the government will reduce the fee structure for students from SAARC and African countries, Sibal said.
A Message to Kapil Sibal from an IIT Aspirant:
This is an unacceptable proposal. What do they think students are? Learning machines? They expect us to be good students in boards as well as prepare for IIT-JEE at the same time, the latter having a humongous syllabus and the most difficult exam in the world? And what’s with the "Get rid of coaching institutes" bull talk? They expect us to prepare for JEEs all by ourselves AND cope up with school-schedule ((most of them hardly co-operate with JEE aspirants and demand we pay great attention to hardly useful or productive activities in the name of "extra-curricular")) AND do very nicely in board exams.
This is a stupid idea based on ignorant notions and almost inhumane expectations from students. People who approve of it are no more than pseudo-intellectual dumb asses who have only one mugged up filmy line about students is that they should pay more attention to their studies and work hard and do whatever the system wants them to no matter how realistically possible it is.
Most of the teachers in almost all schools in India are hardly qualified to teach the ABCs for JEEs and, most of them just come in babble out mugged up lines and leave the classroom hardly caring about whether students have understood the topic or not. They are not dust compared to coaching institutes' teachers and this Sibal calls the latter "shops", maybe he is just insecure that there are institutions on which students rely that are not under his control
Most of the schools consume up students' time with unnecessary 100% unproductive and unfruitful activities and subjects that we will hardly have any use for and there are idiots who think it should be easy for an aspirant to get 80-85% marks in boards.
The naive shit-heads who think mugging-up is not necessary to get 85% in boards while preparing IIT-JEEs syllabus need to wake up and get a reality check.
Source : Times of India
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