Thanks! - for listening

Sometime back I had written about the 'state-quota in NITs'. Thanks to the media, for when it was published in JAM, it did get some notice and brought me some appraisal :). But it feels great when something that you bring into the light, gets noticed and some step is taken towards it by the government. Well, I agree it won't have been just my article in JAM bringing this revolution, but I guess there's nothing wrong in claiming for your piece of cake, if you deserve some. :D

According to the corrigendum issued by the
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, for filling up seats in NITs
amongst the candidates declared eligible for counseling, on the basis of results of
AIEEE conducted by CBSE, the seats in the NITs shall be filled up with following
(i) 50% of the seats in an NIT shall be filled by the eligible candidates who
have passed +2 examination from the State in which the NIT is situated. For
example, in NIT Agartala 50% seats shall be filled by the eligible
candidates who have passed their +2 examination from Tripura.
(ii) Admission in NITs for rest 50% seats would be on All India Merit basis.
For these seats candidates would be admitted from amongst All India rank
holders in AIEEE.

Although this may be a little disheartening for those guys, who still don't have NIT in their state.
But its a good news for all those crying over not getting the dream college even after excelling in AIEEE. Still 50% is to be filled by the home-state candidates, but atleast the rest 50% will be filled on purely impartial way.
Although I was shocked to hear about this news considering the fact that our HRD minister is still the one who has the credit of bringing some 'historical' changes in the admission process in India, bringing in 'quotas' and arousing people to destroy railway lines in rajasthan to get the officially coveted status of 'backward class'.
But, after this rule coming into action from this year onwards (those taking admission in july'08) ,I think the better crowd these NITs get, better is going to be their reputation. And I guess the 50% home-state quota too is on its way to make way for 100% admission on All India Merit basis. Just keep your fingers crossed, because the HRD minister is still the same!


Swagat said...

What good will that do?? Will it stop the AIR scorers churning industries?? Wont education then become solely about how to survive and not about the total development, mental physical and cultural, of the students?? Stop thinking about what's right?? Start thinking what should be right and what you should do about it.

bhuvan gupta said...

i agree that it will help the coaching classes too.. but talent must get its value. Why r IITs the so called best institutions of country? or IIMs for that instance? just becoz they take up students on the basis of AIR, and afterall nobody forces you to take coaching classes... I 've frends at IITs who didn't take up any coaching at all..
but at some point I do think that although coaching classes are mostly profession oriected but aren't they doing some good work for the society? If a student can't get good teachers at school (bcoz schools don't pay teachers much) wats wrong in seeking the guidance of someone who knows a lot better ! And ofcouse if he's spoiling his life in teaching rather than working in some MNC then does he lose his right to earn money for his value/talent?

Abinaya said...

exactly! even i am with it!!
nicely written :)


Yes, but still there is scope for amelioration, I reckon that they should make it totally based on AIR.