6/11/2005

S H O C K E R !!!!!

The Recent decision by Jayalalitha(the current chief minister of Tamil Nadu) regarding the cancellation of the common entrance test for engineering in tamilnadu (TNPCEE) lacks a sound reason.If You are asking me why read on ...........

1) Agreed the number of seats are more than the number of applicant's and that may prompt the question, why have an exam in such a condition? But let me tell you that She can still have the TNPCEE exams for admissions to A grade colleges (the goverment colleges) and for the rest of the other colleges as one cannot solely decide based on 12th standard marks as there is one huge factor that she has missed out to consider , a gaping hole in her judgement and that was the disparity or the huge difference in average marks scored by a student in the CBSE board and the local state board.

2) Given the fact that even a below average guy ...lets say crams his head the previous night before his state board exams, he could still walk away with 180/190 marks out of 200 as all the questions only test his "mugging"skills and that too the same questions as in the book tend to come, the CBSE student is as a inherent disadvantage as the correction in CBSE is much tougher than State board and so are the portions.The average score by a CBSE student would be around 80-90 percent which roughly translates to 160-180 out of 200 ........and a 15-20 mark difference is all that counts ,when it comes to getting into a good college and a not-so -good college.

3)So I feel that for the premier institutes, only the TNPCEE must be held,while for the other colleges a combination of qualifying exam + the entrancecan be taken , as it atleast puts them on a near-2-level footing ...as even then the CBSE students are not well compensated as the entrance test in TN focusses strictly on the stateboard portions.

4)Coming to the point of pressure being put on students ...as observed by Jayalalitha ,she has probabaly won the hearts of her voting "makkal" for a short while , but it would lead to disastrous circumstances ..especially if the admission procedures to engineering colleges are made on only the qualifying exams as there is no level footing for CBSE students to compete...

5)It is high time the DOTE makes some kind of a scientific formula that puts the CBSE on a level field by implementing some measures that will assuage the pain,anguish and pressure on the minds of the student comminity immaterial of whether he/she is from CBSE or State Board.

4 comments:

krithika said...

scientific formula??????
the worst is happening man
they are taking d o b into considerations if student secure equal marks, if that doesnt meet the conditions "lot" is considered.
a senseless decision indeed!!!!

Ramesh said...

I totally agree with u...
wht she has done is totally crap.

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!! why bother about marks, the seats are to be alloted on the basis of lots (remember lottery), this is just a stop-gap arrangement to get funds thru bribes for the next election... until some one files PIL in the courts and the decision will be reversed again like free electricity for farmers, giving back jobs to govt employees, rolling back religious conversion bill......
enjoy your democracy!

shantala said...

can u be our next PM plz
i think things will work out

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