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HRD ministry could crush hopes of 79 IIT aspirants’

The total of 79 IIT aspirants who were unable to get into IITs because of differences in the calculation of marks while deciding the top 20 percentile of Class XII students, face indecisiveness by HRD ministry.

Jul 19, 2013 10:57 IST
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The total of 79 IIT aspirants who were unable to get into IITs because of differences in the calculation of marks while deciding the top 20 percentile of Class XII students, face indecisiveness by HRD ministry.

On Wednesday, M M Pallam Raju, HRD minister met with R K Shevgaonkar, IIT-Delhi director to discuss about the issues arise due to the normalization method. After meeting Raju stated that CBSE calculate the percentile according to the students who have passed in the class XII examination where as state included the total number of students who have appeared for the Class XII board examination that created the discrepancy which was encountered in many state board examination however the major problem occur in the Andhra Pradesh where initially calculated 89% as cutoff which went up to 91.8% according CBSE calculation.

M M Pallam Raju, HRD minister said that they will analyze the situation in a better way and check the exact number of students who are affected by this new process and the co0mplete process need more meetings. They will also discuss about the normalization process.

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