Wants One National Test Like GRE
In the thick of the entrance exam season a furious dispatch to the Prime Minister
from his own scientific adviser has termed such tests as one big menace.
Strongly recommending an immediate halt to the system of sitting for a pile of exams,
C. N. R. Rao, who heads the Scientific Advisory Council to
the Prime Minister (SACPM), said in a letter sent last week that the
American method of holding one national exam before joining university is the way.
Putting it bluntly, Rao told the PM that India is said to have an examination system
but not an education system... When will young people stop taking exams and do
something worthwhile Referring to the exam overdrive, Rao briefed Manmohan Singh
on the various flavours of examinations that dot a student's life: It is important
to re-look at the entire examination system including the system of final examinations, entrance
examinations, qualifying examinations, selection examinations and so on. Now one
hears of a proposal to have a qualifying or accreditation examination for medical
graduates and post-graduates.
Courtesy: Times of India