Flaws in TamilNadu educational system.

Its engineering admissions time. Getting admission into top engineering colleges(TN) has become damn easy. The formula is “study, by-heart, reproduce” and also a bit of luck. If you have all the above, then your admission is assured. No need to apply ideas or theorems or principles or formulas. The situation was better few years ago. We had a common entrance test which contributed for 1/3rd of the mark for testing their knowledge. But now the situation has become worse. I heard that they are not even changing the numbers for the problems in maths and physics. Whenever the state board results come out we can see that highest mark is around 1185(99%). This does not mean that she is brilliant. In case of CBSE ,  the state topper should be necessarily brilliant. I  had a friend in my batch who scored 1160, the other with 2 centums and another  with 3 centums. But the truth is none of them were not able to enter the government engg colleges. The TN educational system needs some improvements. Nearly four lakh students compete for the 4500-odd seats in seven IITs in the country. The pathetic thing is on an average only 50 students(40 from chennai) enter into IITs which is roughly 1%. This is the same case for NITs and other elite educational institutions . There is no point in arguing about the syllabus. The examination pattern should be changed and awareness should be created about IITs and NITs. I feel that the move toward loosening the rules and criterias for rural students is preposterous and also the reservations would dilute the quality of student intake. Instead the quality of education can be improved to meet the standards.  Atleast by 2010,  lets hope the “by heart” culture vanishes.

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