In Tamil Nadu, admission to state government run engineering colleges is on the
basis of class XII marks and not any entrance test.
The new single Joint Entrance Examination being proposed
for admission to Indian Institutes Technology / National Institutes of Technology
/ Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research / Indian Institutes of Information
Technology and state government run engineering colleges would not have a uniform
weightage to class XII results. Sources said while there would be a single-test,
class XII weightage would have variations that would cater to needs of different
engineering colleges and state governments. For instance, the source said; Weightage
given to class XII result would be different for admission to IIT and for other
engineering colleges. Weightage would be even state specific.
There would be a band
of weightage that institutes and state government would be free to choose from.
Variation has been devised to deal with concerns of the state government, many of
whom feel that due to different system of evaluation in each state, students from
low-scoring states should not be discriminated. “In Tamil Nadu, admission to state
government run engineering colleges is on the basis of class XII marks and not any
entrance test. For states like Tamil Nadu, weightage for class XII has to be different
from what it would be in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh”, the source said. The T. Ramasami
committee working on new single JEE has not made public finding analysis of past
data of school boards that was done by Indian Statistical Institute last year.
report accessed by TOI shows that it was not even made part of any presentation.
The report, while analyzing data of CBSE, ICSE, Tamil Nadu board and West Bengal
board, found that class XII scores from these boards are not comparable. It said,
since the subject scores do not appear to be comparable, the question of combining
them for comparability of aggregate scores across the boards does not arise. A meeting
of state education ministers has been called later this month. In case, state governments
do not come on board, the ministry is planning to go ahead with a single entrance
test for Central government run engineering institutions from 2014.
Courtesy: Times of India