According to the latest decision taken up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the students who have scored a minimum of 75% in their class XII exams would get eligible to enter into IITs(Indian Institute of Technology). Previously, the students who were in the top 20 percentile of Class XII examinations could only made it to the IITs. But after this directive it would become a bit easier for the students who mostly remained unaware of the exact marks they need to chase in order to be eligible, when the norms were to take students only who were in top 20 percentile. Earlier, those students who have scored well but failed to make it to the top 20 percentile were denied admissions. The new rule suggests that all the class XII students who have scored atleast 75% marks would get a chance to go through the examination and try their luck in the common written examination and counseling sessions.
The ministry of Human Resources Development has passed the directive in order to engage more students from all over the country to be a part of the premiere institutions like IITs. This would help students from all over the country and especially to those students who hail from government or state sponsored schools where marking system is completely different from that of the private, ICSE or CBSE boards. Last year, 200 students couldn’t make it to the counseling who were top scorers, only due to the rigid rule that prevailed. This year the announcement is expected to bring some fundamental changes in the overall pattern of the selection of students.
Along with this, the ministry has also proposed private technical universities and colleges to get included in the ranking system that is to be developed and implemented by the ministry to all the UCG and AICTE recognized institutions. The ministry has also proposed deemed universities and private universities to adopt the JEE-Main as their admission examination, so that they can avoid multiple entrance examinations.