Super 30 coaching program founder, Mathematician Anand Kumar, met Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday.
During his meeting, he took a stand for underprivileged students seeking admission to IITs. "There is need to provide a level playing field to students coming from economically weaker sections as they are usually late starters due to indifferent schooling. There is need to reduce the urban-rural divide," Anand Kumar said. During his meeting he asked the HRD minister to increase of plus-two marks in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for the underprivileged students.
"Considering the reality of schools, especially in rural areas, it is to the credit of students from poor families that they still strive for IITs and make it, but one more chance will open more opportunities for them." According to new admission process to IITs and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) since 2013, a certain weightage is given to candidates' Class 12 exams. The students from poor families study in the government schools and their standards, vis-Ãƒ -vis public schools is well known. There is a need to have some special training program for school teachers to prepare them for effective classroom engagement. The recruitment process for secondary and higher secondary also needs to be standardized," he added.
His meeting with the minister will definitely help the underprivileged students to gain an advantage. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on news across the nation.