Rabindranath2 June 2012 04:27
Your point about "Anyone who can make it to the top 10,000 in JEE-Advanced is not going to fail to make it to the top 50,000 of the screening part just because of marks in the State Board exams, especially when the latter contributes only 50% to the screening marks." This is a facile argument as it is very well recognised that many JEE toppers do well but are not necessarily at the top of the heap. The skills and capabilities required to do well in the CBSE are hardly adequate to do well in the JEE.
Second, why are so many people joining the coaching institutions or labour camps as you are calling them? It's because the schools simply do not equip them with the depth of concepts and problem solving skills. Coaching institutes provide these, so what's wrong with labouring? The ones who are labouring aren't complaining so why's the HRD ministry trying to improve their lot?
Your article simply does not stand up to scrutiny with the facts.