Chandrababu writes to JEE, CBSE officials
JEE ranking row Continuing fight against injustice meted out to the students of Andhra Pradesh in the admissions into top notch technology...
JEE ranking row Continuing fight against injustice meted out to the students of Andhra Pradesh in the admissions into top notch technology institutions through IIT � JEE exam, TDP on Sunday demanded the JEE Chairman and other officials to review the situation and redress the grave injustice to the AP students immediately. Telugu Desam President N Chandrababu Naidu shot off letters to JEE ( advanced) Chairman, JEE unit- CBSE Executive Director, CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi and Central Seat Allotment Board , NIT Rourkela ( Odisha) Director and Chairman Professor Sunil Kr Sarangi . In his letter he said that the concept of giving 40 percent weightage to intermediate examination marks in JEE (mains) by introducing normalised percentile has caused discrimination among the candidates with in the state and between different states. With regard to JEE (advanced) also, introduction of cutoff marks in the qualifying intermediate examination under the top 20 percentile was varying from as low as 53 percent in Tripura, 68 percent in Maharastra to as high as 91.89 per cent in AP. The new system has eliminated many bright students who scored high marks in both inter and JEE to get admission into IITs, NITs, IITs and CFTIs. Naidu brought to the notice of the officials that students from AP have lost about 2,500 seats in NITs and 1,500 seats in IITs apart from missing admission in the institutions of their choice. He urged officials that marks secured in JEE have to be taken as the basis for selection of candidates for admission into high academic institutions. The JEE was introduced for admissions into various high educational institutions with a view to eliminate the regional imbalances lack of uniformity in the standards adopted by the different Boards of Examinations at the eligibility level course.