Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is the most prestigious institute in India for pursuing engineering studies. Lacs of students take part in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and only handful of them are selected for these premier institutes.
In recent years, the number of students reaching the merit threshold has increased significantly. Is this a healthy sign of fair education policy and better education system or is it something else? Some of the IIT caretakers feels the other way. They are concerned over missing the raw talent of the country behind JEE.
Today, thousands of coaching institutes have popped up in every corner of the country, giving coaching to IIT aspirants and helping them crack the exam with minimum efforts. These students get well equipped by practicing anticipation of paper pattern and solving similar pattern of problems. The result is that some of the raw talents of the country remains behind in the race and these paper cracking aspirants takes the front seat.
IIT caretakers are aware and concerned of this fact and some of them have even suggested to completely change the structure of Joint Entrance Examinations.