Category Archives: Information about IITJEE Examinations

All 30 candidates of Patna’s Super 30 crack IITJEE Advanced 2017!

(This piece of news is also a bit dated, but v v inspirational)

(Reference: DNA newspaper, print edition, Mumbai, June 17 2017, Education section)

Patna: Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 has once again created a record as its 30 out of 30 candidates cracked the IITJEE Advanced Examination (2017) results which were announced last Sunday.

“I am happy that my 30 out of 30 candidates have cracked IITJEE Advanced this year. Now time has come to give Super 30 some much needed expansion. We will now organize tests for selecting students in different parts of the country and give all the details on the website,” the Super 30 founder said.

Talking to media persons after the results, Kumar attributed his yet another success story of Super 30 to the hard work and perseverance of his students and said that its time to expand his famous Super 30 in the country.

Kumar’s Super 30 provides free coaching along with lodging to students of underprivileged sections of the society.

Super 30 has completed its 15 years of journey during which it has sent 396 out of 450 candidates to IIT. Kumar said adding that it coached 450 candidates in 15 years, 30 candidates every year.

Among the 30 students of Super 30 who have cracked prestigious IITJEE Advance 2017, there are wards of landless farmer, egg seller, unemployed father.

There are several inspiring tales that have emerged from the Super 30 coaching institute this year too.

Be it the story of Kevlin, son of an unemployed father, or roadside egg seller’s son Arbaaz Allam, a farm labourer’s son Abhishek, they all stand tall having overcome the stiff odds of poverty and deprivation to make it to IIT and become an inspiration for several others like them.

Kevlin’s father Deepak is unemployed. He teaches yoga to people, but still his earning is not enough to make both ends meet. But Deepak knew that the only way to get out of the life of poverty is through education. Tears of joy continue to roll down his cheeks as he sits with mathematician Anand Kumar.

“I had heard of Super 30 almost 10 years ago and since that day I dreamt of seeing my son here to realize my dream. Today my son has realized it,” said Deepak.

Arbaaz’s father sells eggs in Bihar’s Biharsharief district. But he never lost heart. He always aspired to be at the top to change the course of his life.

“Anand Sir made me feel confident about my abilities. He boosted my confidence. Now, I think it is a matter of a few years when my father will not have to sell eggs braving the chilly winds of winter nights. I will also have a house where I will live with my father and mother,” said Arbaaz.

Kaushlendra Kumar of Nalanda is a landless farm labourer. Kaushlendra is proud of his son Arjun Kumar and Super 30. Arjun proudly recounts how his journey from a village school devoid of even basics took him to Super 30 and now he plans to step into IIT. “It is due to programmes like Super 30 that make even students from underprivileged sections dream of IIT. Now after engineering, I plan to go in for UPSC,” Arjun said.

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Hats off to Prof. Anand Kumar and his team !!! From Nalin Pithwa.

Information about Indian Institutes of Education and Research (IISER)

Admissions:

https://www.iiseradmission.in/

 

JEE Score (will) still count for (admissions to) IIT’s

Reference: DNA newspaper, print edition, May 15 2017, Mumbai, Section: Education;

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which oversees aspects related to technical education in the country, had discussed at a meeting early this year a proposal for having a single entrance test for engineering colleges for undergraduate courses. Admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT’s) will, however, continue to happen on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) only.

 

Udaipur boy achieves perfect score in JEE Main

(Nashik’s Vrunda Rathi secures first rank among girl students nationwide)

(Ref: The DNA Newspaper, print edition, Mumbai, April 28, 2017, Friday, Education Section, author: Ankita Bhatkhande; E-mail: ankita.bhatkhande@dnaindia.net)

(Reproduced here for the express purpose of motivating my own students/readers of this blog-NP.)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the results of the JEE Main exam on Thursday. The exam was held on April 2 in offline mode and on April 8 and April 9 in the online mode, across 113 cities in the country. Out of the total 11.86 lakh aspirants for Paper I, around 2.20 lakh students managed to qualify for the JEE Advanced exam scheduled for May 21.

The cut-off for the general category is 81, which is lower than the predicted cut-offs (95-105) depending on last year’s cut-off for the general category (100).

For the first time, the All India Ranks (AIRs) were declared along with the JEE Main results. Kalpit Veerwal from Udaipur scored a perfect 360 with AIR 1. Nashik’s Vrunda Rathi stood first among the girls in the exam.

Veerwal, whose father Pushkarlal, works as a compounder has appeared for his Class 12 boards from MDS Public School in Kota. “We are extremely happy with his success, and we are looking forward to his success in the Advanced exams,” said his  mother, Pushpa.

Rathi, a student of Nashik’s Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray Arts, Science and Commerce, and IITian’s Pace, said she is now looking forward to a career in research.

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(with inputs from Simran Motwani) thanks to DNA and team — N.P.

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IITJEE Mains 2017: Inspirational: Hard work and grit pays off

Reference: The DNA newspaper, print edition, Mumbai, Education Section, April 28 2017, Friday:

(Reproduced here on my blog with the express purpose of motivating students and parents alike; readers of my blog)

Dhananjay Subhash Chandra, son of an auto driver in Thane has cleared the JEE Main 2017 exams with a score of 291 out of 360. Attributing the success to his father, Subhash Chandra Tiwari, Dhananjay said that he is now preparing for the JEE Advanced and aspires to get into IIT Bombay. “My father struggled very hard to make ends meet for us. I am happy that I could make it this far and aim to do even better in the Advanced exams,” he said.

Congratulations Dhananjay and to your dad! And, also congratulations to DNA for such a true, motivational story!!

-Nalin Pithwa.

Soon, take engineering entrance tests several times a year

(I am just reproducing this from The Hindustan Times, Friday, Feb 17 2017, print edition, Mumbai, front page news. The purpose is to update readers of my blog and students/parents. Thanks to Hindustan Times!!)

Soon, take engg. entrance tests several times a year:

(Neelam Pandey and Gauri Kohli) (E-mail: letters@hindustantimes.com)

New Delhi:

Students aspiring to study at the country’s top engineering colleges are likely to get multiple opportunities in a single year to crack the tough entrance exam.

The move will significantly shift an aspirant’s waiting time for the next test in case of failure to clear the first attempt at the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) — conducted for admission to NIT’s, IIT’s and other centrally funded institutions.

For instance, if back-to-back exams are conducted in December, February and April, a candidate will be allowed to write all of them, or she can opt for one or two. The best marks from any of the three tests will account for  the student’s all-India ranking, which decides her eligibility for  admission.

The National Testing Service (NTS), a new overarching agency that the government announced in its annual budget this February to conduct all entrance exams for higher education institutions might hold the JEE Main fully online from the next academic session.

The format will allow the NTS to hold the engineering test at least thrice a year, sources said. That way, a student would not have to spend a full-year of studying for the test again.

At present, a student has the option of writing the JEE Main online or offline, but the exam is conducted just once a year. But, only 155,000 of the almost 1 million students opt to take the test online.

“To ensure greatest transparency and avoid instances of paper leak, the ministry is planning to conduct examinations through NTS on an online mode,” said a senior official in the human resources development ministry.

Sources said the NTS is likely to conduct all entrance examinations — including JEE, CAT, and UGC-NET online from 2018.

Education experts welcomed the move underscoring that several global screening tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and TOEFL are conducted up to seven times a year.

“This will ensure that a candidate is able to give his/her best if there are specific testing windows,” said Soumitra Roy of Prometric India, a global agency that has conducted tests such as CAT for premier business schools.

“This must be done provided there is adequate physical and technical infrastructure in a country like India with different demographics.”

To ensure students from rural India don’t face obstacles in taking the online exam, NTS will help prepare them through round-the-clock call centre support.

NTS will establish an online testing mechanism which will be able to conduct online tests for at least 1 million students at a time for suitable systems for proctoring, instant display of marks and preparation of the merit list,” an official said.

The online system will ensure better safety mechamsms, according to Bipin Batra, executive director of the National Board of Examinations (NBE), which conducts entrance tests such as NEET PG, and NEET Superspecialty for medical students.

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I will share such news with u all, as and when they appear in print.

Nalin Pithwa.

Single engineering, architecture entrance test from 2018

I am reproducing this article from The Hindustan Times, Saturday, Feb 11, 2017, print edition, Mumbai. I am sharing it here so that readers of this blog, and/or my students and their parents can always be informed; that is the only purpose).

Single engg., architecture entrance test from 2018:

(Neelam Pandey)(E-mail: neelam.pandey@hindustantimes.com)

New Delhi:

Admission to all engineering colleges in the country will be done through a single entrance examination from next year, the government said on Friday doing away with multiple tests conducted by central agencies, state governments and private institutions.

A single test for engineering, as well as architecture courses, will be on the lines of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET), a single, all-India test for entry to medical and dental colleges launched in 2016.

However, students seeking admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT’s) will have to clear the JEE Advanced after taking the engineering entrance exam.

The human resource development ministry cleared a proposal by the All India Council for Technical Education Act (AICTE), the country’s top body which frames rules and regulations for engineering and technical institutes. AICTE is advised to ensure that the testing process is standardised keeping in view the linguistic diversity of the country. The test shall also be conducted multiple times every year, the HRD ministry said.

The ministry has asked the council to issue suitable regulations under the AICTE Act.

“The aim is to make the process more transparent, standardised, and free of corruption and commercialisation,” a government official said referring to allegations that some private institutions charge exorbitant capitation fees from students.

This entrance examination is said to be the brainchild of HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.

India has more than 3,300 approved engineering colleges affiliated to universities, with an annual intake of an estimated 1.6 million students. But, only about half of the seats are filled. The current admission process at the graduation level is dependent on performance in entrance examinations conducted by various agencies.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the JEE Main for Centre funded institutions. More than 1.3 million students write this examination every year.

A number of states conduct their own tests while some grant admission based on marks obtained in class 12.

Several private colleges also have their individual entrance examinations. “But, some of them, which are self-financed charge high fees or sell seats in the name of management or NRI quota at a premium,” a source said. Some of the private colleges admit students without basic talent and aptitude for engineering, affecting overall quality,” the source said. Of the 737,000 graduates in 2014-15, only half found employment. Most of the students did not meet expectations of companies offering jobs.

The HRD ministry asked state governments and deemed universities to provide suggestions for smooth implementation of regulation. “It may also be useful to request as many institutions as possible to come under joint allocation system for a more efficient seat allocation process. Actions taken in this regard may be intimated to the government,” the ministry said.

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I hope to keep u all posted this way!

Nalin Pithwa