I think education in Indian Institutes of Technology has become a big joke!
Read this news item from Times of India:
A general category student scoring 5 in maths, 0 in physics and 3 in chemistry and an SC/ST student who scored up to 40% lower — 3 in maths, 0 in physics and 1.8 in chemistry — was given a seat in IIT-JEE 2008.
Now that relaxation will also be 50%. In 2009, if the general category subject cut-offs remain constant, an SC/ST student with 2.5 in maths, 0 in physics and 1.5 in chemistry would squeeze into the hallowed IITs.
This year, score of the last general category student to be admitted was 172 (out of 489). The cut-off for an SC/ST student was 104.
Next year, assuming the general category cut-off remains the same, SC/ST students with 86 marks (50% of 172) will make the cut-off.
No wonder employers shun the IIT-ians and prefer even upcountry engineering colleges over the much-hyped IITs.
Poor IIT alumni, they can’t flaunt their snobbish, elitist name of their alma mater any more!!
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