Joint Entrance Exam or JEE scores will now decide the process of admission in National Institute of Technology (NIT). With a government appointed panel, who are likely to suggest the scrapping of weighting given to marks obtained in the annual board examination. According to the director of IIT Bombay, who is a member of the panel confirms of the news regarding the scrapping of the weightage given to the board members. HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, who is chairing the meeting, council, will announce the final decision early next month after necessary council recommendations.
The current policy states, 40 percentiles of the weightage is given to the class XII board marks and 60 percentiles to the JEE Main scores to find one admitted in reputed college named National Institute of Technology. However, if the proposal is accepted, then, upcoming 2016 scores will be based thoroughly on JEE Main scores.
This procedure occurred due to the delay in declaring the JEE Main 2015 rank and hence, such an alteration declared. According to DNA India report, Devang Khakhar, a committee member of the panel has said, “It was felt that the reform would put an end to the menace of coaching, but on the contrary, more students went for coaching to better their scores in board exams. Besides, attracting an increasing number of rural students into the premier technical institutes met with little success as the admission (rural: urban) ratio during the last three years remained practically unchanged at 30:70.”
While recommending the removal of weightage system, the panel has suggested securing 60% marks or 70 percentiles in class XII, whichever is lower, the only criteria for eligibility of a candidate to appear for the examination conducted for admissions to the premier Technical Institutes. JEE Main paper which consists of major two papers for BE/B. Tech and also for B. Arch. JEE Main paper is basically the gateway to JEE Advanced (IIT JEE). It is being said that, the process of counseling and seat allotment would particularly be in July, 2016; after the conclusion of JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2016. Previously JEE Main was being conducted by CSAB, a common abbreviation for Central Seat Allocation Board, however, now JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation) will be taking care of it.
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