India is a land of not only culture and tradition but also harbors green pastures of grey cells and greater educational system. Every student is in the race to beat the other leaving excellence far behind. The concentration is more on the performance of the others than on one’s own. And this particular attitude is soaring high not only among the students but also among their parents. The objective to hoist flag in AIR (All India Rank) is the priority for the most aspirants across the state.
Many prestigious institutions like IIM, IIT, NIIT are the apple of the eye for many students who aspires a bright future. And in order to be a part of these organizations the hurdle of AIEEE, IIT-JEE, CAT is to be crossed. But a particular decision of HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal surprised the system to its core. Respected minister announced CET in 2013 would apparently replace the IIT-JEE, AIEEE format of entrance exam. However, the decision is not welcomed as the IIT Kanpur supported by Mumbai and Delhi IIT perhaps is opposing the proposal. Moreover, many aspirants too have seconded the institution opposition.
This issue is resulting in conflicting views among the IIT senate as well as aspiring students. The idea of “One Nation One Exam” is proposed most likely to reduce the burden of multiple exams piling on young aspirants. If this view is taking into account the standing concept is good, but at the same time over all format will not be favorable as it will sideline the interest of the student community at the large.
As there are instances when students who are unable to score well in JEE but fetch good score in AIEEE. Thus, multiple entrance exams ensure multiple chances for the students. If this aspect is taken into consideration then it’s quite obvious for IIT to go against the HRD minister’s proposal. Moreover, the concept of COMMON ENTRANCE EXAM shall deteriorate the quality of IIT. As these reputed institutions are final ray of hope for students who are unable to make it to MIT.
Moreover, inclusion of boards’ exams will force students to study for the sake of IIT but only to certain extent. But then again, this is restricted to CBSE & ICSE and what bothers is the question what about the State boards? Hence going against the proposal becomes more obvious.
Thus, the conclusion is one single format shall not be favorable for the country. The paradox is West is calling Indian students for their quality and here we are aping west blindly. It’s just the beginning of the Great Indian Education Tamasha.