Friday

are you listening Mr. HRD minister??

Thank god.. that obc quota is put on hold at least for one yr... a relief to all the talented aspirants of IITs , IIMs , and other govt. colleges..
but while everyone is concerned abt quota based on classes...
i want to highlight some other important quotas in some of the top institutes of our country...
as most of you might be knowing about AIEEE, all India engg. entrance exam... for admission to National institutes of Technology( NITs) and other deemed universities..
well i'm not here to comment abt that exam.. sure its a very good and reputed exam..
but what i'm trying to focus here is on the admission process that is followed after the exam..
Anyways before that i must tell u about the results of the exam ... every selected candidate is given an all - India rank(AIR) and a state rank... (ur standing in ur state)
while the private colleges and institutes like IIITs (including hyderabad, allahabad etc.) give admission on the all India rank basis...
All the NITs give admission on the basis of state ranks (SR)...
well... u may ask, so wats the big deal..
but there is a problem..
actually in these NITs there is a quota for every state like particular no. of seats in specific branch for a particular state..
50% of the total seats are reserved for the state in which that NIT is located and rest 50% is divided among rest of the states..
and here comes the difference... while a student in andhra pradesh of an AIR under 100 will have an SR of around 40 or more... and rajasthan just close to that...
a candidate from other state may have a SR under 10 at the same AIR !! (if u still can't get my point ... don't worry... continue reading..)
And the bigger problem is as ofcourse all the NITs are not of equal status ,some are of course much better than others and which aspirant would like to join...
but because of this state quota system .. he may not be able to..
to show you an example..
if u look at the statistics of yr. 2006..
the opening and closing rank for Andhra Pradesh for comp. sci. engg. in NIT trichy was AIR - 127... (only one seat for AP in comp. sci. engg.)
for delhi it was AIR - 2235...
for Tamilnadu (the state where NIT trichy is located) had an opening rank of AIR 1406 and closing rank of "AIR 7721" !!!

check it on here.

the same trend follows for other branches too..!!

now just tell me how fair is that to give admission to a student in TN at an AIR of 7000+ and NOT to a student at the same AIR from other state...!!!

while he perfectly deserves admission in a better college (which may not be located in his state)... because he performed better in the AIEEE....
his only mistake is that he did his 12th from (or he is born in) AP or rajasthan or some other state and he has to pay for it!!

will anyone come answer me for that..?
even if u support caste based quota ... then i must tell u that this is the trend in the same category (general)... the only difference is state...!!

The trend is following since these colleges had the REC (regional engg. college) status...
what i think is while converting RECs to NITs Mr. Murali manohar joshi (ex-HRD minister) might have thought of changing this state quota system in near future as his next step towards making admission process to engineering colleges easy for aspiring students...
but the present scenario is not at all going that way..
with the changed govt. and our very GREAT Mr. Arjun Singh... i have no hope to see any correction in this procedure...

i just wish if i had the right to vote for HRD minister... but unfortunately he's not from my constituency...!

5 comments:

Pulkit said...

Yeah you are quite right in saying that Bhuvi... but, don't you think there is another perspective to it... you see... the RECs which later turned into NITs, were run for 30-40 years, maybe more by state govts, and it's there resources and support that made them so reputed. And therefore, you see states like TN, AP and Karnataka promoted their RECs heavily, so they got the most reputed RECs.

So you see, the states that devoted so much resources to their RECs, should definitely get their share of seats. Shouldn't they?

Of course, we should get over and avoid state politics and state wise classification of anything in this era of globalization... but, still it will take time and a centralized entrance exam (AIEEE) is just the right initial step to that... though the point you raised would need to be adressed in near future...

Suchithra said...

Wel, good work dude.. since dis s my 1st comment, i must tel u ur blog s cool.. neway, abt dis topic, i think u r rite! t s really sad esply, for ppl who don ve an nit in deir own state n for those whose states ve too much competition(like d golts). bt i don think ll scrap t in d near future.. :(

Prakash Kumar Tiwari said...

kya be bandar tere ko aur koi kaam dhanda nahi hai kya

saala ghuss gaya politics main , mujhe lagta hai ab tera dhyan bandiyon se hatt gaya hoga issliye tu ab ye sab kaam kar raha hai

at last this ones a good stuff kep struggling dude..........

bhuvan gupta said...

@pulkit : yea... but now, 5 yrs. after aieee started and RECs turned NITs and started receiving all their funds from central govt wch made them much better than they ever were.... i think is the perfect time we must do this...

@suchi : thanx for ur support :-)... loooking forward for more comments from a gr8 writer... ;-)

@prakash : yaar.. politics !! abhi waisa toh kuch nahi socha be.. i just expressed my opinion on a topic which must be given a thought... and dont worry about that gals part.. u know dude... somethings neva change.. :-D

Anonymous said...

See dude!...u r right abt. ur views wid regard to the quotas!...but u must be knowing the reason behind AP or Rajasthan stories!...And still its not necessarily the AIR 1200 candidate does better than the 6000 AIR guy when given a level playing field!..i am currently studying in NITT!...Looking at it in the larger picture i can see that its all poltics!..u r right!..the only better option would be to increase the number of Quality univs(But cut down those almost immaterial private eng. colleges)...