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NIT admission gaffe: Reason behind

Aug 3, 2013 10:17 IST

    Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, clearly blamed that the HRD ministry and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for introducing the normalization of class XII and JEE (Main) which was considered for admission in NITs and IITs.

    ISI said that the S K Joshi committee recommended the formula, it was an important part of it however partially ignored. S K Joshi Committee conducted its first meeting in the end of September where Vineet Joshi, CBSE chairperson told the panel that Jim Tognolini and John Twing of Indian Centre for Assessment Evaluation and Research has been hired by him to put forward how to normalize Board score.

    According to ISI, Tognolini-Twing report initiated by the fact that some board have more potential students and recommended students’ performance of different Boards in JEE (Main) be used to distinguish adjust these boards scores. This proposal would promote a CBSE student at the  loss of a non-CBSE student with same percentile.

    ISI told that CBSE chairman organized a core committee to provide assistance for the differential normalization method. Some information was also gathered from Glenn Rowley of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and some supporting data analysis was provided by IIT-Kanpur teachers.

    On May 6, JEE Interface Group approved a formula that combines of what was recommended by the Joshi Committee and CBSE chairperson.

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