The debate on the IIT entrance examination refuses to die down. Some IITs claim that the standards will be diluted if the criteria are changed to consider school marks, while the HRD ministry disagrees. Most of the candidates are likely to enter the IIT irrespective of the mode of selection. Alas! JEE has long been defeated by the coaching factories. Those who live in regions that are close to the successful coaching factories have joined the IITs in hundreds. The best-coached students seem to be the most eligible ones to study at IIT. In this situation, an alternative way of selecting students appears relevant.
It's rarely the same individual who scores the highest in school, in JEE, IIT, CAT or IIM, lands the highest paying job and goes on to become the most successful professional. There are not many school toppers among our most successful managers or engineers. JEE ranks do not correlate well with the academic performances at IITs. Rarely has the JEE topper finished first in the BTech programme. Read more
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