It is proposed:
a. To compute normalized percentile score for the school scores (aggregate and subject performance in class X and XII) for each candidate.
b. To conduct National level Screening test comprising of Aptitude section (on the lines of SAT for admission to colleges in US) and Advanced section (on the pattern of JEE). Advanced section will be optional.
Each candidate will therefore have School Performance score, Aptitude test score and Advanced test scores.
Different institutions may create their own merit list based on a combination of these three scores giving different weight to respective score within certain prescribed guidelines.
Question paper for these tests may be setup by experts drawn from IITs, NITs, IIsc etc. And logistics support for conducting the National level screening test may be assigned to a specialist organization.
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- I have attached the PanIIT Pancha Ratna ducument as a PDF file that was presented to the President of India in 2009. I have also extracted text where it is claimed that the entire higher education in India is obsessed with entrance exams and recommends a single National exam as a solution.
- Today the same PanIIT Organisation that dug a Big Grave for JEEs is shedding crocodile tears and seeking our input on Ramasamy Committees recommendation.
- If you are fighting to Save JEE the last thing you want to do is trust the self appointed honchos of PanIIT. We did not elect any of these honchos and they do not represent all IITians. They just represent themselves and their Big Egos.
- We cannot blame Ramasamy committees report as I am sure they were influenced by Mindless PanIITian's Report titled Pancha Ratnas
- Interesting that this task of trying to get alumni to give suggestions and silence all opposition to ISEET has been cleverly entrusted to Yogesh Andalay.
- I find it interesting that Ashank Desai and Ashok Kalbag do not wish to get their hands dirty. It is not the current Pan IIT India Chairman reaching out either.
- This whole thing stinks, worse that the sewer. PanIITs self assumed right to represent all Alumni from All IITs needs to be challenged legally sooner the better.
Extracts from PanIIT Pancha Ratna's" Five Actions to reform higher education in India
- I really appreciate the efforts put in by the team under the leadership of Vijay Thadani to prepare a comprehensive report. In particular, would like to thank Ashok Kalbag, Ashok Saxena, Krishna Vedula, M P Ravindra, Nitish Thakor, Pradeep Gupta, Ramakrishna (Ram) Akella, S N Zindal, and Vivek Singhal, who have contributed to this document. I am also grateful to Parimal Mandke, Adeesh Sharma and Maitreyee Mukherjee for their painstaking efforts in giving a final shape to this document. We strongly believe that adoption of PanIIT Panch Ratnas will truly propel Indian higher education to a level where it will set the global benchmark.
Ashank Desai Chairman, PanIIT Alumni India July 14, 2009
- The entire higher education system is obsessed with entrance examinations. There are a multitude of entrance examinations for admission into colleges,ranging from national and state examinations, to those conducted by individual institutes. Preparation in the form of coaching for the entrance examinations has created a burgeoning Rs 8,000 crore industry.
1.2 Abolish Multiple Entrance Examinations
- 1.2.1 Introduce one National University Entrance Examination (NUEE) system. Such a system would test not only for facts and fundamentals but also for other qualities and qualifications, including creativity, scholarship, problem solving ability and leadership. Such a system would ensure credibility of the selection process for a diverse student applicant pool. For specialized courses, such as Engineering and Medicine, introduce an advanced examination after NUEE to test special skills and knowledge.
1.2.2 Allow institutions the flexibility to decide on a transparent criterion, in addition to NUEE, they would like to introduce in their admission policy. For example, the criteria could be judging on the basis of performance in classes X and XII, involvement in extra-curricular activities such as sports, fine and performing arts, social service and community activities.