Wednesday, August 31, 2016

[IAC#RG] Very Urgent Public Grievance for IITJEE (Mains) 2017 changes

B-59 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
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1) Shri. Prakash Javadekar
Hon'ble Minister of HRD

2) Shri. R. Subrahmanyam
Additional Secretary (TE)


Respected Sirs,

I regret to inform you that many student members of India Against Corruption, jan andolan, ("IAC") are greatly concerned and aggrieved by the rather strange decision dt. 8.April.2016 of the Dept. Of Higher Education,  communicated by Shri. R. Subrahmanyam Additional Secretary (TE), in File no. F-19-5/2014/TS 1 to set a base eligibility criteria of 75% aggregate in "best of 5" Class XII subjects even for admission into the National Institute of Technologies (NITs).

As we are also the replying stakeholders to the Dept's public notice of Nov. 2015 on this issue, we wish to strongly protest / object that at no stage in the consultation process was it communicated to us, or recommended or even suggested by the IIT Council / the Committee of so-called Eminent persons that a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate in Class 12 is proposed to be imposed for admission into the NITs.

Notably, the present eligibility for the NITs is only for minimum 50% aggregate in class 12, so this sudden and unexplained 50% base hike in eligibility criteria is very disquieting to us.

We are therefore seriously concerned that perhaps this new eligibility criteria for the NITs has inadvertently crept into the letter dt. 08.April.2016.  To ascertain this we had applied in RTI for some specific information concerning this, but the file is somehow not accessible to the dealing CPIO to provide us the details.

Because this issue affects the lives of lacs of students, and every day is precious to their preparations, IAC urges you to kindly URGENTLY and PERSONALLY re-examine this matter so that the average / poorer students who do not have the benefit of coaching even for Board exams can get a fair crack at the NITs through the IIT-JEE (Mains) as they do presently.

Needless to say that IAC fully supports imposing highest standards in India's education, and we say this same requirement for at least 75% in  class 12 criteria should also be equally applied, say, for admission into the National Law Colleges or to sit for the CLAT or for anyone to become the Chief Justice of India or even to practice as an advocate.


Er. Sarbajit Roy

National Convenor,
India Against Corruption, jan andolan
B-59 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024

Tel : +91-8010205897

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