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Category: IIT-JEE

Forum for Fairness in Education

A parent who had enrolled her child in a JEE coaching institute for the boards recently, said, “Usually students prepare for their JEE from class XI itself and some take up integrated coaching from class VIII too. It is unfair for the students passing out of this batch.” Rishabh Iyer, one of the students said, “We do not know what format of exam we will be appearing in the next year. We want the government to at least pass the order soon.”

Another parent from Dadar said, “The new syllabus for maths and science in the state board is so elaborate, that it is almost difficult for our children to focus on both the entrance and the board exams. Students will now have to do well even in two languages for their boards, which is not important to get into IITs/NITs. Nobody is thinking from the students’ point of view.” He added that children are now taking up additional coaching for their boards as every score will count.

Pravin Tyagi, managing director, of one of the coaching institutes, said, “Parents and moreover the students are hassled over the implementation of the new JEE from 2013. Also, why should the government force students who are not aspiring to get into any IIT but a NIT to take the advanced exam, which could be difficult for students with no aptitude.” He added that the new system is only benefitting him as parents have been approaching him to train their students for their boards too. Several institutes are charging extra for an additional coaching for the boards.

One of the faculties at IIT-Bombay said, “Things are moving at a faster pace. The Joint Admission Board did discuss a compromise formula on Saturday. After the IIT council meeting approves it on June 27 it will be discussed by the senate of each of the IITs. We are expecting the final decision to come out by mid July.

The Forum for Fairness in Education is planning to move the court soon against introducing the new JEE from 2013. The president of the forum, Jayant Jain, said, “Our primary concern is that the new exam should not be introduced from the 2013. There are a few parents who have agreed to be the co-petitioners in the litigation that we plan to file.”

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