The Union HRD Ministry has approved more than two-fold hike in annual fees for UG courses in Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) from the present Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh from the next academic session.
“An initiative of CBSE, UDAAN, is to enable disadvantaged girls and other students from SC/ST and minorities to transit from school to post-school professional education especially in science and mathematics. The first flight of UDAAN is to address lower enrolment of girl in engineering colleges which is currently about 23 per cent girls as against 77 per cent of boys,” says a MHRD note on the highlights of the new initiatives taken up by Centre.
The decision was made due to the recent uproar the admissions created as there were candidates who besides getting distinction in Class XII exams and doing well in their JEE exam could not manage a seat in the IITs.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common entrance examination conducted in order to provide admission in various engineering courses. The prestigious entrance exam is conducted into two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Candidates who clear IIT-JEE main examination are eligible to appear for IIT-JEE advance which provides and entry to IITs and institutions alike.
Wanting to do away with the present system of top 20 percentile in the board exams and clearing of the JEE Main, JAB wanted to make the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced a bit more of ease and fair. With the new system in place, it will enable students to deal with the state boards and CBSE that have been making the marking system to be more lenient.
The Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) never witnessed so many successful candidates in their very first attempt before. According to reports, a record high of 88 per cent cracked the exam in their first attempt this year.
“It has been reported that some of the schools are running coaching institutions on the school premises under the pretext of providing preparations for entrance examinations. This is not approved by the board and schools need to stop such malpractices immediately,” the circular signed by CBSE secretary Joseph Immanuel read.
Anand Kumar of the Super 30 fame says that Joint Entrance Examination should follow the footsteps of UPSC to give engineering aspirants across the country extra chances to clear the exam.
The Joint Admission Board of IITs announced the dates for IIT JEE 2014 Advanced exam for admission to IITs. JEE Advanced will be held on 25th of May 2014. Rest of the eligibility is as per IIT JEE Advanced entrance exam held in 2013. Each paper will have separate sections in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
IIT JAB decides to have paper-pencil JEE Advanced 2014. In a meet on Sunday, the IIT Joint Admission Board has finally decided not to have