About 4.5 lakh students fighting for around 10000 seats. Seems like a great skirmish! Even Mahatma Gandhi would have not done so much tapasya in his life that students do to crack IIT. I skipped the IIT entrance exam because I have not joined any coaching institute and I was positive enough that I would not be able to make it. Thats what happen with not only me but many scholars who don't belong to either wealthy class where family can afford good tuitions or as in my case, to a rural background without any awareness about IITs and even AIEEE exams!
In February this year IIT-JEE reform commission was set up under the guidance of Dr. Damodar Acharya, Director IIT Kharagpur and now its recommendations are in front of IIT-JEE council for giving official consent and implementation.The much awaited reforms in the examination patterns will impose following positive changes for sure:
1. IITs were not happy with the abilities of students who got admitted. Most of them join after getting tough coaching in the coaching institutions.They know how to grasp the books but the analytical reasoning and communication skills got nosedived in most of the students.Premier institutions like IITs must be a place for those students who are brighter than brightest in India i.e. there is a dire need of not only knowing mathematical or chemistry or physics equations but also imagination to create something new in the global world and basic knowledge of humanity subjects.Hope the new criteria which will not only consider JEE but also marks student obtained in XII standard. JEE will be more based on analytical reasoning skill based examination rather than current orthodox pattern.It will surely make it possible that only the best will get it.
2. It will make ensure that students attend their school classes regularly as compared to tuitions and coaching classes. School education is very important for everyone whether he/she has to crack IIT or making it to some other graduation course. The very knowledge of subjects other than Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics makes students understand sciences and arts better which is very important in today's dynamic world.
3. Neutralization of the fact that only high heel society children get admission in premier institute is needed for a long time.Hope the new pattern will favour the bright child of a poor or rural family to see the IIT in reality.
I hope the new recommendations get implemented as soon as possible so that the brightest and the best talent gets what they deserve.
P.S.: There should be some filtering plans inside such that if a student is unable to meet the rigor standards of IIT then he/she will get demoted first tier engineering college to any other engineering college and on the other hand students doing good job in any engineering college will be promoted to the first tier institutes like IITs during their graduating years.
P.P.S:About 60 years of IITs(IIT Kharagpur was the first one established in 1950) and not a single noble award winner. Im astonished on premiership of IITs!!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This article is for my naive friends who feel it a mind numbing process to download videos from youtube or any internet sites or who dont have any idea.But there is nothing to be worried. main hoon naa!(I am here!). So lets see what you people can do.
Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ and look for following Mozilla firefox add-ons as described in the picture below:
I am a great fan of both of these yet second add-on sometimes does better jobs!
http://www.savevideodownload.com/download.php is a fine site(I am not saying trusted always!)
Another website that can be used is http://downloadyoutubevideo.org
You must have latest JRE version installed on your machine first to use these sites which is freely available through sun microsystems website!
Watchout this video :P
So happy video downloading!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Finally a delayed justice came again. 2 years of imprison for the killers of more than 15000 people and demolishers of many generations of Bhopal. Cleary delay in justice and then mockery of justice is an infamy for judiciary in incredible republic of India. After chief judicial magistrate Mohan P Tiwari stated verdict against 12 accused in hush packed court area in the case relating to outflow of noxious methyl isocyanate gas leaked out in the deadly hours of darkness of December 2nd and 3rd of 1984, all punished were out of the jail at a mere bail of Rs. 25000. This delayed justice seems like justice got denied to more than 5 lakh affected people. Neither the case operated on fast track neither a proper handling of case is done in 26th years. In fact, there is still no special law if this type of incident reoccurs. Who is responsible? Today finger is towards the figure that we usually see in courts: a blind statue. But is it sure that this statue just blind; is not it lame too walking awkwardly and speeding like a tortoise; that’s the judiciary of biggest republic of the world!
Indian constitution gives so much flexibility that the treatment under which criminal cases undergoes makes common man having total distrust in the judiciary system. The rich parties even have right to acquire judges too as is seen in one recent Chandigarh high court case. Judges and lawyers have to follow a particular code while hearing of cases which they forget causing delay in evenhandedness which is another kind of injustice. God better knows that if no case would be filed from now, it will take more than 2-3 centuries to give justice to all cases filed as more than 50 lakh cases are petitioned every year! This infinite time postponement and piled up files nowhere provide any rationale. Whether it’s the case of 1991 dalit massacre in Andhra Pradesh or anti sikh riots or godhra riots justice is either delayed or not done(both are the same things, if consider the years of sufferings of people who fights for).
P.S.: Legislation body of India set up a panel some times before in the guidance of Rajya Sabha member, E.M.S. Natchiappan, to see the possibilities of setting up a time frame, like west where if litigant files a petition, he gets the dates in advance indicating the days within which judgement will have to be delivered. I am hoping any result report of this panel to be come out within this century.