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Friday, April 07, 2006

IIM,IIT Reservations

The heat is rising now then? OR do our beloved ministers think that we are too bright to study in India? Should we only consider going abroad? Why does this happen only with us?

This is not only from now... the moolah has been raking since my SSC batch. First the complicated holocrafts get introduced in our board finals, then the government experiments with us and gives us 4 different sets of question papers and now they book "49.5%" seats apparently the maximum for lower class and scheduled caste students. Obviously there aren't so many SC/OBC caste students in our country who have the potential to do MBA's and get priviledged engg. from IIT's. So the ultimate motive of the government might be to make the parents bid for their seats in IIT's and IIM's (the only recognised institutions abroad).

Mr. HRD minister are you listening to us middle class people? Do you want more money to fill your Swiss bank accounts? Or apparently you are deaf sitting in your Air conditioned rooms deciding to expand the quotas in reputed institutions which should have been abloished by the year 1980. Considering that a Scheduled Caste family in my vicinity owns a couple of cars and a huge bank balance but they still depend upon their caste certificates to get them into reputed colleges avec minimum effort. Is this what you want?
Be warned Mr. Minister we are the age of 'Rang De Basanti'.


  • At Saturday, April 08, 2006 , Blogger priPat said...

    age of 'Rang De Basanti' wow new phrase! cooool !

    really an awakening way of writing !

    Keeep it up!

    i am with u in the JUNG

  • At Sunday, April 09, 2006 , Blogger Anorion said...

    bleah... best of luck for the results dude

  • At Thursday, April 27, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is indeed the age of Rang De Basanti !!!

    We must investigate the term "merit".Is "merit" just a score in entrance exams at age of 17?

    Take the claim of "merit based" entrance to all IIMs and dozens of other institutes.

    The CAT exam is based on the SAT exam in the USA . It has been proved beyond doubt that the SAT test is culturally biased . Blacks and hispanics do poorly at it year after year .

    If a student who is eligible for admission to IIM on the basis of his CAT score, were to take the same CAT exam in which he/she cleared in a language that he/she did not understand then he/she would be at a disadvantage compared to someone who was schooled in that language . Not knowing that language does not mean you lack the capacity to clear that exam.

    Approximately 25 % of CAT test is about English! Another 25 % is about English Comprehension!!!! There you are !!!! About 50 % so called aptitude test is a hoax for someone who is from a non-english speaking background .

    This is how the CAT like the SAT is discriminatory .

    See the full form of SAT …Scholastic Aptitude Test . The problem is aptitude testing is not so simple . There is no test on earth which can reliably tests aptitude .

    Aptitude tests such as the SAT have a historical tie to the concept of innate mental abilities and the belief that such abilities can be defined and meaningfully measured. Neither notion has been supported by modern research. Few scientists who have considered these matters seriously would argue that aptitude tests such as the SAT provide a true measure of intellectual abilities.

    It was found that people could be coached to better their scores at SAT . The name SAT …Scholastic Aptitude Test could not be correct . So under such valid criticism the name was changed to Scholastic Assessment Test, since a test that can be coached clearly did not measure inherent "scholastic aptitude", but was influenced largely by what the test subject had learned in school. Even the College Board which conducts the SAT has beaten a hasty retreat.This was a major theoretical retreat by the College Board conducting SAT, which had previously maintained that the test measured inherent aptitude and was free of bias.

    About ten years back , however, even the redundancy of the term assessment test was recognized and the name was changed to the neutral, and non-descriptive, SAT. At the time, the College Board announced, "Please note that SAT is not an initialism. It does not stand for anything."

    The framers of these SAT tests assumed that intelligence was a unitary inherited attribute, that it was not subject to change over a lifetime, and that it could be measured and individuals could be ranked and assigned their place in society accordingly. The SAT evolved from these questionable assumptions about human talent and potential.

    More and more people are questioning the validity of SAT . In the past MENSA used to accept high SAT score individuals . For the past decade it has stopped accepting SAT scores .

    The whole exercise of deciding merit based on CAT scores discriminates against those from lower socio-economic status.

    Though many non-IIM institutes have started accepting CAT scores, the application fee of these institutes is still inexplicably high.

    The CAT is primarily an exam of Math and English. Logical and Analytical Reasoning is nearly absent (except for some verbal reasoning which again depends on knowing English well!!!!).

    CAT is a clever way to keep those from lower socio-economic strata away Institutes funded with tax payers money .

    So claims of “Merit” based on CAT scores is hollow and discriminatory against those of lower socio-economic strata.

    Dhirubhai Ambani had a poor command over English . He would not have made it through CAT. So what "merit" are we talking of?

  • At Saturday, August 25, 2007 , Blogger Abhishek Rane said...

    true man a real life RDB is all we need!!!


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