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Updated: July 17, 2013 12:21 IST

JEE: Kiran seeks justice for AP students

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AP Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Mohammed_Yousuf AP Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has urged the Centre to take steps to compute 20 percentile of the candidates who appeared for CBSE examinations by taking all the subjects into account instead of those of his/her stream. This alone will help Andhra Pradesh students who appeared for JEE-2013, he said.

Review of procedure sought

Mr. Reddy has written to Union Minister for HRD M. M. Pallam Raju, seeking a review of procedure being followed for admission into engineering colleges, including the suggestion to abolish weightage for Class XII marks and to select the candidates based on all-India exam only.

The procedure should be “transparent and rational” without giving any room for doubts among the candidates.

Anomalous situations

Referring to admission in NITs, he said the 40 per cent weightage being given to marks for Class XII exam was causing anomalous situations.

Two students from the State stood first and second in the country in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains but their names did not figure even in the top 300 ranks due to the 40 per cent weightage given to the XII marks.

He said in the case of IITs, the top 20 percentile of XII class examination at 91.89 per cent for Andhra Pradesh was the highest in the country.

Consequently, many students who cleared the JEE (Advanced) exam and secured good marks, failed to get eligibility to join IITs as they obtained less than 91.89 per cent marks in the class XII exam. “This is highly discriminatory”.

Meanwhile, an official in the Chief Minister’s office said all the necessary arrangements had been made to commence admissions into the engineering colleges in the State, once the stay obtained by the engineering college managements over filling of “B” category seats was vacated.

We are with CM Mr. Kiran. This new system has ruined the future of brilliant students and students may commit suicide. CBSE Board and IITJEE has given weightage to Board examination and it is not fair because in India, mass cheating in Board examination is so common that now it is a small scale industry in different parts of UP, Bihar and other northern states. My one student failed to score 113 marks(Gen) in JEE(mains) and failed to appear in JEE(Advance). It means he failed to score her position in top 1.5 lacs students but after adding marks of Board(she got 95.60) she got an AIR of 28000 while my one student got 169 marks and he qualified for JEE(adv.) but after adding Board marks (87.2) he got a rant of 32000(approx.) . So please remove this normalization formula as soon as possible. Paresh Singh from Varanasi

from:  Paresh Singh
Posted on: Jul 17, 2013 at 16:08 IST
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