[Assam] Rediff: IIT entrance 80% success rate- Bihar -from this coaching school of 30 kids
cmahanta at charter.net
Sun Jun 24 08:55:24 EDT 2007
Bihar also boasts the highest number of entrants each year to Post
Grad. Med. Schools like AIIMS, to the civil services, to the IITs
and what have you. And it is not last year or this year's phenomena.
It has been like this for years, if not decades.
But why is Bihar's condition not improving, stuck where it always has
been, by and large?
The fact of the matter is that these institutions of so-called-higher
learning are not producing learners or producers. They produce degree
holders, who do get well paying jobs, abroad, or even at home today.
Good for them.
But what about the STATE or the NATION, whose resources are
disproportionately diverted away to benefit a very select few, chosen
on exam. writing skills, to ENGINEERING institutions to turn out
glorified clerks or stock-brokers for example. depriving so many
others of the most basic of primary and secondary education, or the
true nation-builders, the carpenters, brick-layerrs, plumbers,
mechanics, electricians, nurses, trained teachers?
Or those who do have the aptitude or commitments to becoming creative
professionals in their fields of study, but don't quite make the
scores in the entrance exams. ?
No doubt there is a need for these institutions of higher learning.
But the entrants to these must have more relevant selection criteria
than exam. writing skills alone.
Like aptitude and a commitment to pursue what the state is
subsidizing their training for.
It also must make it more equitable to the disparate regions and
constituents of the nation, by recognizing learning abilities ( one
way to gauge that is by accepting top students from different schools
and colleges--and giving them remedial courses if they lag behind in
certain areas) and not entry exam. scores alone. Just look at the
disproportionately high Bihar students getting in, while some of the
rest are left out in the cold.
At 1:08 PM +0530 6/24/07, mc mahant wrote:
>Congrats tothe "Local Mathematician and the Physics -loving police
>Chief" who made these 30 get to where the system enabled them to.
>But look at the ambition level:
>Santosh now aims to earn a doctorate in chemistry and become an
>inventor. His hero is APJ Abdul Kalam, India's current President and
>father of the nation's missile program.
>Just as important, Santosh is on track to becoming
>Ph.D may come readily. Inventions -well!!
>His hero is APJ Abdul Kalam, India's current President and father of
>the nation's missile program:
> So many Fathers!! Which missile-which riverlinking-"Must be a
>Developed Nation by 2020". The press leaves a long shadow.
>These feel-good things go on and on-like the ones in Assam last
>month on frenzied celebrations at passing of
> Matric/Intermediate exams with high marks.
>Comments? Feel Good-That's all!
>Or ask Dulu Roy.
>Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 22:42:35 -0700
>From: jaipurschool at yahoo.com
>To: assam at assamnet.org
>Subject: [Assam] Rediff: IIT entrance 80% success rate- Bihar -from
>this coaching school of 30 kids
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