We get more that 50 comments or queries everyday regarding the new pattern for JEE. And there are some questions that have no answers. And to add to it, there does not seem to be an end to the face-off between pro-JEE (old pattern) camp and the MHRD pushing the ‘one-nation one-test’ philosophy.
Here are some recent news items in the major dailies -
Anand Kumar, founder of Super 30, Patna writes a column in Indian Express. A well written article on how IIT-JEE offered a level playing field for students and how the ‘reforms’ could skew it.
With the HRD Minister virtually ruling out going back on the new ‘one-nation-one-test’ proposal for engineering colleges, the Faculty Federation and Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) hope for some positive response from the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The senate meeting is unlikely to take place for another week at least, because many members are still on leave. The new term begins on July 1. In another event, non-profit group Forum For Fairness in Education said it would file a public interest litigation in the Bombay HC against the Centre’s decision.
According to IIT Kharagpur direction Damodar Acharya, “The proposed new JEE system would help students from rural areas and girls as with their effort and performance in school they will get a chance to enter into professional education”
As the government remains silent on the controversy over the common entrance test for admission to undergraduate engineering courses, the All-India IIT Faculty Federation and the IIT-Delhi Alumni Association hope for an early response from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to their request for an appointment.
For those who have been lagging behind in catching up with the news, here are our previous commentaries on the current happenings -
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