From: Ram Krishnaswamy
Date: Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Save IIT JEE Petition
If you have not seen or signed this petition we created in April 2010 please read it now and sign it for what it is worth to protest against ISEET that will be controlled by the Ministry and we know what happens when Govt Depts control anything..Seats in IITs could be up for sale.
Pass it around to family and friends and members of the public and get them to endorse the petition if they believe in it.
On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Chandra Jain wrote:
Chandra k Jain
From: ramakant gupta
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:23 PM
Perhaps this may not mean scraping the IITJEE!
Please correct me , if I am wrong.
From: Somnath Bharthi- IITD
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 22:01:40 +0530
Thanks for sharing your understanding of the issue. The question which the Govt was obliged to answer before touching JEE was why to touch it in the first place. Committees after committees were kept on getting formed till Minister got a committee to rhyme with what he wanted them to come out with.
Following are major issues with this unholy touch of JEE.
1. The control will go out of IITs on the quality of entrants to IITs.
2. One exam for all engineering colleges would be too vulnerable and can easily be rigged, more so if that does not get conducted/controlled by IITs.
3. One exam will anyway increase pressure on the students because missing/spoiling one exam means wastage of one full year.
4. The proposed test is an objective one which by no standard can come closer to a subjective test in testing the intelligence/brilliance of the students.
5. Giving weightage of class XII that too to the extent of 40% in the new format speaks of the rot. Hope you are aware that Right to Education has done away with examination altogether till class VIII.
When Obama praises India for its education system it’s because of the tough examinations helping students sharpen their minds to the best of the possibilities. Here is Kapil Sibal who thinks otherwise.
Somnath Bharti, Advocate
Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court
Partner, Bharti & Associates (Advocates and Corporate Lawyers)
From: akshat shankar
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 00:53:28 +0530
I don't know much about law but saw an article which suggests that the proposed change can be challenged legally.
If that is found to be the case, we should think on exploring this option as well.
We may agree or disagree with the present form of JEE but isn't it true that the present proposal intends to take away autonomy from the IITs?
PS: This article is written by an IIT Kanpur professor. These are the links for his other blogs on the same subject
From: ramakant gupta
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 20:14:30 +0530
To: Somnath Bharthi- IITD
The view points which you have mentioned are really well conceived and need consideration.
These are my open thoughts and please do not take it seriously.