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IITs' faculty federation rejects new format

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The main building of the IIT-Kharagpur. The row over the joint entrance examination for undergraduate engineering courses nationwide intensified on Sunday with the All-India IIT Faculty Federation rejecting the plan and expression
The Hindu The main building of the IIT-Kharagpur. The row over the joint entrance examination for undergraduate engineering courses nationwide intensified on Sunday with the All-India IIT Faculty Federation rejecting the plan and expression "shock" at the statement of the Director of IIT-Kharagpur in support of it.

IIT-Kharagpur Director's support for Centre's proposal draws fire

The ongoing row over the joint entrance examination for undergraduate engineering courses intensified on Sunday with the All India IIT Faculty Federation virtually rejecting the common test and expressing “shock'' over the IIT-Kharagpur Director's statement in support of it.

“The Director has made public statements which are in contradiction of the resolutions passed by the Senate of the IIT-Kharagpur. The resolutions did not recommend inclusion of board exam marks and the conduct of a joint entrance exam by a third party. The Senate said categorically that till 2014, no change should be made and status quo maintained,” A.K. Mittal, secretary of the Faculty Federation said in a statement here.

On Saturday, two Directors — Damodar Acharya of the IIT-Kharagpur and Gautam Barua of the IIT-Guwahati — backed the Human Resource Development Ministry's decision and criticised the IIT-Kanpur's Senate for its decision to hold a separate entrance test in 2013.

IIT-Kanpur Director Sanjay Dhande had backed the government plan, but the Senate overruled his decision.

However, Mr. Damodar Acharya told The Hindu that at a special meeting held on May 2, the Senate agreed to open the JEE to all other institutions which would like to use it; but it came with a rider: the policy decisions, including paper setting, model answer preparation, printing, evaluation and the merit list preparation should be under the control of the IITs through a Joint Admission Board (JAB).

Core syllabus

The Senate wanted a common core syllabus in physics, chemistry and mathematics across the Boards, which was done through the COBSE (an apex body of all State Secondary Education Boards) and two years of lead time to examine the effect of the Board performance on the JEE ranking and the availability of Board exam results in time. It had already been agreed that for the final ranking, the inclusion of the Board's normalised score could be considered only in 2015.

“It may be noted that the proposed examination in two papers, JEE-main and JEE-advanced, are not very different from the current one. The perception that it will adversely affect the quality of input to IITs is without any basis. In fact, students with better Board performance will now get a chance to get into IITs. These students shall perform better than students who have cracked the JEE with poorer school performance, Prof. Acharya said.

‘Continuous evolution'

The faculty of the IIT-Kharagpur also issued a statement, rejecting the Centre's decision. “The trust that the IIT-JEE has earned over the last five decades is due to the continuous evolution of processes and unflinching devotion of the faculty and staff of the IITs. Any test leading to ranking in IIT admissions must be wholly owned by the IITs,” it said.

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Hi I went through all comments. In India, parents have lots of money and they can pay exam fees and it is not the problem. It is a game between Politicians and IIT Unqualified Professors/ Directors. Can you all believe? Kapil Sibal and IIT Professors are comparing Indian education system with America Education system. It is hale and heavenly different. Does Kapil sibal know about NITs? Professors in NITs are promoted to Professor status without a single research project and without a PhD guidance and without a single paper publications (forget about International). Even, they don't know what is the need of research.Is it the criteria of promoting them to Professor's status. I believe Indian students are equivalent to World's most best student and they compete anywhere.Indian politics and unqualified professors (those who are promoted to Professors through political pressure and other influence) are destroying the education system and destroying the life of creamy student

from:  Rinku
Posted on: Jun 16, 2012 at 18:28 IST

Imagine having to decide between someone who scored 99.998% vs someone who scored 99.997%. Can one say that the person with 99.998 is brighter than the person who got 99.997?
That is what will come to happen if the Ministry of HRD's recommendations are taken up by the IITs. Ridiculous and puts enormous strain on the students to do better and better in the board exams.

Wholeheartedly support the decision taken by the IIT's faculty federation.

from:  ramesh
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 23:23 IST

CET would be closer to AIEEE than JEE because of the same reason that a teacher has to teach according to the capability of the least intelligent student of the class. AIEEE paper is nothing more than an exam of NCERT books whereas JEE test the aptitude and intellectual ability of students. I agree that board exams are trempled in the process but I don't think you should throw baby along with bath water. Surely we can come up with a better solution.

from:  arpan
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 17:26 IST

The JEE exam has alraedy diluted their standard and encouraged the coaching centres when they started objective type questions instead of subjective. No coaching institute can teach the students to clear the exam based on concept and application. Any student enrolled in a coaching centre can clear JEE. No basic and natural intelligentia is required in clearing JEE now. By thrashing the new system proposed by HRD Minister, IITs are trying to cover up themselves from getting exposed. Setting wrong questions, unanimous decisions in giving marks for wrong quetions, these are some of the features of JEE. As a parent, I found the standard of AIEEE questions more competitive than JEE. So instead of fighting with HRD MInister, IITs should more concentrate on improving the education system and quality of student and leave the conducting of entrance test on centre.

from:  Anamika Jha
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 15:48 IST

MHRD is certainly going the wrong way. Board examinations are themselves becoming easier day by day. And then to replace JEE (which is one of the most reputed entracnce test in country, others being AIIMS, Civil services, and few more) with board marks makes no sense. People arguing that this increases the burden of students must think that why they need to prepare differently for different tests. Board exams never tests logical thinking of a student. A topper will perhaps perform good in any such tests (be it board or JEE), but most of the people who cram all the chapters also get good marks in Board exams and they are easily filtered out by JEE.

from:  Swapnil
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 15:47 IST

IIT JEE is based on testing your basic concepts. Board exams is
entirely a different ball-game. And including board exams percentile
in the selection process mess up with IIT standards. There is a great
amount of disparity in state board exams which is impossible to be
normalized as they claim. It results in utter chaos and below par
standards. My sincere request to politicians: You have played enough
with the education system in the name of reservations. IITs have
already started complaining about the deteriorating standards. Don't
do it further! Please stop playing with it!
Wide consultations and consensus is must on this issue. May be 'The
Hindu' can take an initiative and can bring everyone to single stage
where they can discuss, debate and come up with a solution.

from:  Narendra
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 13:38 IST

"Spare the rod and spoil the child". IITs are the pride of India. They are special infact very special. They deserve special status in the education system for churning the cream of India in to a better global technocrat. The entry into such prestigious institutes should not be compromised lest we damage the very fabric of technical education in India. Talking in lay man terms will a professor mentoring a student for his entire life know what is better for the reputation of an institute or a politician who just frames the namesake policies ? I was a student myself who wrote all these competitive exams, my personal experience says if a student can master IIT JEE then other competitive examinations would be a cake walk for him/her. So the argument of common entrance test reducing the student's burden doesn't gel in well in this context. If one has common entrance exam as the only option for the student then a single mishap on d day would be detrimental for the student's future.

from:  Chandrasekhar Susarla
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 13:16 IST

Indeed it is a shock that one of premier institutions of India have shown such disregard for a move which could prove to be a boon for the masses. Considering the amount of money that parents invest in the endeavor to secure a seat for their wards in such institutions, a single exam would prove to be a huge relief in monetary terms for the middle class man. It would even ease the pressure on the students of today who have to undergo immense mental stress going through the rigmarole of rigorous coaching and then sitting for one exam after another.
One can only imagine the situation that would prevail if all the IIMs and other such institutions also seek to conduct a separate exam for selection. And why should particular institutions be singled out? Let the students appear for a single test and gain admission to a suitable college/institution in accordance with their calibre.

from:  Reetika
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 13:07 IST

One wonders why is it that some professors in IITs get the scare when the mode of entrance examination is altered. Is it because students of lower calibre will reach the institute? How is this possible when only the top performing students can only reach there - so IIT-JEE or common-JEE what is this fuss about, if the same top students will eventually make it. Is it because of teachers getting exposed when students of lower calibre reach the institute ? Well, then, teachers should get scared - because if a teacher cannot train a student from non-IIT-JEE stream as efficiently as those from IIT-JEE stream, then people will get suspicious about claims and it might have a say on the funds that the institute receives from external sources. But doesn't it also reveal that teachers are in fact committing a sort of anti-thesis to their own existence and profession while claiming so ?

from:  CK Raju
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 12:36 IST

Recruitment of the best and the brightest in the IITs were the kernal principle of creating IITs by Pandit Nehru.Each IIT was granted academic freedom in evaluation as best to achieve this objective.The system worked extremely efficiently and India produced first class IIT graduates who were able to compete after IIT training any where in the World.This excellence was eroded because bureaucratic and political interference in the functioning of universities and portals of learning, subjugating academic autonomy, became the norm of poorly conceived poitical expediency.The JEE is to be replaced by the CET which is still worst scenario.Therefore to stand against assault on the academic freedom to preserve the best and the brightest training objective, the faculty of the IIT Kanpur and other's revolt against a sinister move is just and timely.The USA has the best and most outstanding universitries and institutes in the world because of the academic autonomy that each enjoys unmaligned.

from:  Prof A N Malviya
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 12:24 IST

@Himanshu Chaturvedi- you need to appear IIT-JEE or browse through
previous years question papers....because,
1. Only chemistry portion has questions directly evolving from syllabus
till 12th.
2. It depends on your talent and analytic skills that guessing weather
question needs rigorous learning or analytic skills. Most of the
questions appearing are analytical.
3. Most of the question are more concept based only, again it depends
on examinee's understanding of concept weather to pick pen or not.
4. Set any type of pattern, there would be rat-race because some are to
be rejected and some selected.

from:  vijay
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 12:22 IST

I strongly support and back the decision taken by IIT professors. MHRD is trying to dilute the process thinking and paining a picture that they are stream-lining the admission process. If at all MHRD thinks of stream-lining the education system; they have to do it at the root level. Ministry (Mr.Sibal) should consider increasing the standard of School Exams and education before the idea of Common Entrance Test for all enginnering college, which directly reduce the standard of IIT JEEs.

from:  Bala Viswanathan
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 12:18 IST

Its quite shocking that IIT faculty federation is against the conduct of
common entrance examination. Common entrance examination would reduce
the burden of the students who need to appear for numerous exams and
then wait for their results.Moreover it would be a relief to the
students who prepare for different entrance exams separately. I find it
difficult to understand that how the quality of IIT would decline when
its going to admit the top scorers of the exam.

from:  Mitasha
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 11:59 IST

I am surprised by the comments here. Why do people think that IITs are reluctant to include board results in their selection procedure? It is not because they doubt toppers of state boards. It is because there is no fair way to normalize the board marks. Every board has different syllabus, different pattern and different marking scheme. JEE offers a level playing field for everybody, no matter where they come from. Most of the students who clear JEE perform well in board exams as well. So, using the board exams as a cutoff makes sense. Another argument that I see in favor of common test is that it'll reduce the burden on students who have to prepare for different exams currently. I disagree. It'll increase the burden tremendously. A student's fate would rest on a single examination. One bad day would mean one year of hard work down the drain. Current system gives the students a second chance. Why fix something that isn't broken? I hope other IITs support IIT Kanpur in their decision.

from:  Aman
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 11:49 IST

Its sad enough to see reservation being implemented in IITs. And now
they want to combine it with other inferior(in comparison to the
IITs) institutes of the country, which will seriously denigrate the
status of IITs even more. The Indian education system is already in
shambles. Implementing the govt proposal will do no good.

from:  sandeep sinha
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 11:45 IST

IIT jee is a different ball game and they test the depth and real understanding and ability to
apply theory. Where as most state and central entrance exams test a breadth of knowledge
and ability to do simple mathematics on straight forward or slightly twisted questions in a time
bound manner. So IIT topper may not necessarily be a topper in AIEE. This is why all IITs
are opposing common entrance exam. Mr.Sibal a good lawyer, but poor understanding of
how engineering world works is testing his Tughlaqian ways in telecom, internet policies in
the country and premier national institutes at one go! Congrats Mr. Sibal...

from:  burt
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 11:38 IST

Being an IIT Graduate, I back the decision taken by professors. State
Board exams just test the mugging capability of students,nothing else,
I definitively do not recommend it as a signature of
excellence/intelligence.
MHRD Already reduced the standard of IIT JEE examinations, by reducing
the screening test (MCQ based) and Main Exams(Descriptive/Problems) to
just JEE based only on MCQ's. Now they are trying to reduce the
standard by including State board exam marks!!.MHRD introduced
reservations in MTech and Even PhD !!..Introduced 8 IITs and started
classes without even having a college CAMPUS!!!..Now they have come
up with these ideas......MHRD Should consider increasing the standard
of School Exams! and education standards and then think of these
ideas...rather than directly reduce the standard of IIT JEEs....
I do agree there is a slight burden on parents on the exam fees,
considering the fact that quality will be degraded, Its better to hold
on to the current situation...

from:  Radhakrishnan
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 11:35 IST

I would like to clarify Ravi that all state boards are not same. You must know that scoring 70% in Bihar or UP board is an achievemnt and around 55% is considered good performance while 90% score in Maharastra Board is common. And you know the number of peole competing in IIT from these two states (of whom most are from state board only). If +2 board exam is to be considered percentile should be the criteria (as in CAT) & not percentage score otherwise there is a possibility of elimination of a large number of deserving students.

from:  Vivek
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 11:33 IST

I don't know why Kapil Sibbal wants to make a system of "one
country one entrance exam".Before going to make a such kind of
decision government should enhance quality standards of state
boards.First make a one syllabus for whole country then you can
think about it.In Kapil's point of view they are going to
diminish the coaching business,but i think they are making a
competition between state boards & CBSE due to consideration of
40% weighta of 12th marks.On the other hand they are providing a
better option for coaching business.I just want to say to
government save the prestige of brand IIT.

from:  Mukesh Chauhan IIT Bombay
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:43 IST

I would like toreally appreciate the professors of IIT, that they took such a great step to maintain the older system of IIT-JEE.
According to the new system of a common test,I think that real talent of the students will not be recognised.I really want to salute the professors of iit who are trying to conserve iit's older system of JEE.
please save IIT from being destroyed.

from:  ASHISH KUMAR TIWARI
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:35 IST

There is a need to streamline admissions to all Engineering Colleges...be it IIT / REC / Govt aided ones. Students are now having to make decisions on their career because admission closure dates are controlled by colleges and is not uniform. Students should have greater choice and not be controlled by so called last dates of admission.He then ends up compromising.
How to govern the new system can be discussed. The world over u have a common test....why not India?

from:  Kartik Vallioor
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:31 IST

Damodar Acharya of IIT Khargapur and Mr Barua from IIT Guwahti is most unqualified director in history of IIT. I do not know how they managed to get such a position. Kapil Sibble should first try to make single examination for 10th & 12th and then should intervene in to higher education if want add some weightage of board marks in IIT. Not only single examination for board but he should bring education standard to same level in remote part of India where true Indian lives. This man is just trying to spoil the well establish system of IIT. It is just start of government intervention in IIT and god knows, what would be consequences of it.

from:  sandeep
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:29 IST

IIT is a premium institution common to all Indians. So the platform for entrance should be uniform All India. The quality of the state boards their curriculum and the grading system is not uniform and cannot be normalised by adjusting the scores as they are not measurable on a fair basis. The system on JEE should be continued for IITs. There can be only one other entrance exam for all NITs and other engineering institutions all over India. Each state can use this score along with or without the board marks to fix the norms for selection. The surplus engineering seats in states like Tamil Nadu can be allocated based on the marks on the second exam.

from:  N.Ramesh
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:28 IST

IITs should be answerable only to the Supreme Court and no govt.
Everything the govt has put its hands on, it has polluted with selfish
agendas, bribery, mediocrity and many times total stupidity. What
qualifications do politicians have to take a decision on IIT admissions?
The system has been working great for so many years and does not require
any changes.

from:  Arun Rangarajan
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:28 IST

I am very much astonished to read the news in The Hindu about IIT Kharagpur directors decision.How could a director overrule the Senate decision and causing great harm to the IIT JEE .My children passed out JEE and admire the great system.Let the teacher of IIT must take decision not the politicians to spoil the entire system.My apprehension that if you allow these examination to be conducted from Delhi it will be fully controlled by such persons who have political and private coaching connection. Save IIT from great disaster.

from:  Rama
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 10:10 IST

Decision of HRD ministry to conduct a common entrance exam for all
center governed universities including the trademark, IIT is a very
good decision which should be backed by IIT's. As this will reduce the
burden of students who will not have to prepare for different exams
separately which unnecessarily mounts pressure on them. This will also
reduce their burden financially as each form cost to Rs 1000/- in
addition each exam cost an extra Rs. 1000/- for reaching to venue
which is mostly not the home city. Besides the financial angle, the
coaching institutes which are growing like mushrooms could be
regulated with this bold step. Presently students belittle the board
exams which is an integral part of academic curriculum as they are
constantly fed by opinions that, "if you clear competitions then
nothing matter and if you don't then your board exam result will not
fetch you seat in a good institute".

from:  Arpit Goel
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 09:40 IST

IITs seem to be acting like BCCI -
1. 1st the assumption that IIT exam format is a good is not correct.
There are number of questions, specially in Chemistry that do not
directly evolve from the learning up-till 12th Class.

2. Hardly any questions that checks the analytic reasoning. It is
important to note that the questions that require rigorous learning of
concept for hours everyday, cannot test analytic reasoning. This has
to evolve naturally.

3. Most of the questions are mathematical in nature (those that
require aspirants to pen down the detail answers). These questions
checks the forumla's taught in the coaching classes, however does not
check the grasp of concepts.

4. Paper's should be set in a way that encourage student to study for
acquiring knowledge, evolving as person. Unfortunately, the current
pattern of various entrance exams, encourages rat race; cracking the 2
hour exam has became the sole purpose of the studies. Genuine truth
seeker's do not fit in scheme.

from:  Himanshu Chaturvedi
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 09:15 IST

According to Mr.Acharya,students with better academic performances may
get into the IITs edging the students who write the JEE exams well but
have a poor school performance.My point is that even those students
can crack the mighty JEEs,then why not the simple board exams?I
support the proposal of this common JEE as it not only takes into
account the reasoning and logical skills but also gives tribute to 14
years of school education.The challenge is that a proper normalizing
procedure across all the boards like the D/L method in cricket should
be adopted.

from:  Manojkumar
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 08:41 IST

May be NIT, IIIT has not significant status than IIT but still they
exist with their entirety. so Center proposal one common test is
somewhat valid. Also it will reduce overall exam cost for government and students both.

from:  Chandan
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 08:10 IST

I think they overrate their capacities for achievement.They should try
taking over and running a hundred ITI and Polytechnics and teach all
and sundry how to change fuses and use a screwdriver,clean a sparkplug
and change bulbs and flourescent lamps.My Daughter had to change fuses
everytime the Electric Water Heater threw a tantrum. Finally the
fixture became so slack that the entire thing became overheated.There
is a lot to learn even in changing a fuse.

from:  Prof.Paul.V.John
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 08:07 IST

IITs and IIMs need to be left alone. While many may feel that IITs and IIMs breed elitism, what is overlooked, in almost every country such elite institutions exist and thrive. Whatever be the merits or otherwise, the IITs want to be a "law" unto themselves. Its is different matter that besides JEE, IITs contribution to the country is 'questionable'. There has been no great invention or innovation that have come out of IITs. They have at best been a 'Top' notch engineering college - nothing more. Certainly not in the league of MIT or CalTech in the US or a TUM in Germany.

from:  Shaun Warren
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 07:53 IST

If as now, IITs are getting competent students, whatever may be the process of admission proposed, if it is fairly executed, competent studens will pass the test and get admission. Why these IITs are scared of common entrance tests? Why should they doubt the top performers in state boards? After all, they are competing among several lakh students in their states and winning the place in rank list of the states. Currently, many parents are paying admission fee atleast at two different universities to secure admission for their wards. They are under tension as their wards have to write 5 ~ 6 entrance tests and wait for results, which are announced over a period of one month. There is too much tension among prospective students and parents regarding where to get admission. If there is a common entrance test and ranking, this will relieve most of the parents and students and save lot of money and energy for all concerned.

from:  Ravi
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 07:33 IST

After all each IIT has a JEE office with Chairpersons, co-chairpersons, with lot of perks and privileges and office paraphernalia and assistants. Also each IIT has team of paper setters working round the years. Paper setters enjoy months of 5 star luxaries for confidential meetings etc. In the name of conducting examination at different centres, each representative (ie. IIT staff going to center) despite having free AC-II/Air travel is also handsomely paid. Why should they loose all these? Each IIT JEE office makes a significant saving despite of lavish expenditures on all these fronts, which is generally unaudited. The resistance motiff of IIT Faculty forums arise from these primary interests. Rest other quality talks are just smoke screens.

from:  R Prasad
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 06:31 IST

... Anna University till this day has produced wonderful Engineers in
TN . Many of them are selected solely on the Marks Obtained in 12th.
Board Examinations conducted by TN. When it is the case ,I feel that weight-age should be given to 12th. Scores in selection of candidates
for IITs . The tuition lobby is working overnight to put obstacles in
center's proposals. Now almost all states will have IIT . I request
50% of the seats in each IIT should be ear-marked for that particular
state. [ by selection process wholly supported by that State only
].Remember the lady who was responsible for the recent success in ISRO
activity is one from a Government Institution from Ariyalur ,TN and
she studied in Government Aided Engineering College. So IITs should
have the Inclusiveness in admission from all strata of Society in each
State.

from:  Prof.R.Krishnamurthy
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 06:27 IST

Once Infy's Narayanmurthy said that engineering graduates are not
employable in the industry because their syllabus is no longer relevant
and up-to-date with industry's present needs. The same kind of thing can
be said about the current Entrance Test format. Government needs to make
it relevant but it should not dilute its standard by admitting board
exam marks in any proportion. Mr. Acharya's statement," These students
shall perform better than students who have cracked the JEE with poorer
school performance" is rare phenomenon and holds no water.

from:  Wikrant Kumar Sharma
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 06:12 IST

In hearing this story we can decide Government loses organizing
power.Upto this time all IITs were equal and each of them were showing
vibrant and radiant in their own with a united law. As they are
autonomous it should have to mention by the minister before implementing
a new law. A common entrance for JEE and IIT is well criticized. It is
like a training test on Elephant and Mahout is same. At least before implementing or alternating a law to a well known and India's proud
teaching eminent must be by several meeting with all IIT deligates.

from:  Hariharan.D
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 06:04 IST

The only time tested institution in our country is IIT. Mr.Sibal is defintely not happy with that. Let him first make the syllabus across the country same before venturing to add board marks. As such we have a bad education system which only creates clerks, the way british wanted.
The way Kharagpur director reacted definitely indicates politics there. Mr.Sibal & Co keep their personal ego and do not disturb the students.

from:  Ganesh
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 05:19 IST

This good for nothing UPA govt is not yet content after mired in all around corruption scandals and wrecking Indian economy coupled with dithering and indecision in key policy matters, it is now embarked on the destroying the remaining centers of excellence of Indian higher education system the IITs. Take your hand off and stick with tinkering with "Akash tablet" Mr. Sibal!

from:  Jitendra Dutta
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 03:45 IST

I support IIT Kanpur's decision to have its own admissions test. Quality MUST be maintained to protect IIT's reputation. The government plan will certainly destroy the IIT brand image that India enjoys abroad. IITians will become just another call-center employees in the eyes of Western nations.

from:  Bob
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 02:15 IST

IIT directors think that they can now can relax as they will not have to conduct exams on their own..this short term personal gain however will poison the legacy and quality of IIT which their predecessors maintained for years.

from:  Alok Palliwal
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 01:52 IST

While parents and students who are to appear for the exams are extremely confused, the Directors, senate members, and the politicians and bureaucracy plays a cat and mouse game of who will win the situation.

Can these bumbling educators, politicians and bureacrats put their egos aside and think in the larger interest of the student community.

This is the reason why the IITs though famous in India, still don't rank in the top 100 institutes of the world.
The culture of IITs reeks of class, caste, and egoistical differences that have to be shed and the Govt. should pass a legislation and push its agenda after consulting renowned educationists and sincere policy makers (leave out bureacracy here..).

Think of the students.... and legislate the policies that would be beneficial to the students. Otherwise the rusted education machinery of India will never serve the masses and population of the country that still languishes in poverty and illiteracy.

from:  Dr. Prasad
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 at 01:01 IST
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