School system is the reason why Kota will remain necessary evil

Police worry about the spike in suicides, students complain about the relentless academic grind and experts warn of the lurking menace of depression and drugs. And yet, everyone agrees that the big question is this: despite this high cost, why are more and more students drawn to the coaching factories of Kota every year?

The reason, they say, is a combination of factors that makes this education hub a mandatory stopover for those chasing a seat in top-notch engineering and medical courses. From a rigorous preparation format and better faculty to an unwavering focus on core subjects, all attributes that many find missing in the conventional education system available back home. Continue reading

Human Resource Development Ministry unlikely to set up Coaching Institute regulatory body as recommended by a IIT Committee.

In response to the recommendation of setting up a regulatory body for coaching institutes by Committee comprising of IIT Directors, Official sources said it was “not the ministry’s job to regulate private coaching institutes”. Instead, the ministry would take “effective” measures to “gradually” improve school education system, besides bringing in changes in the current format of entrance examinations conducted for admissions to centrally funded technical institutes in a couple of years.

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JEE Advanced 2016 to be conducted on May 22, no changes in boards marks weightage.

Putting an end to the confusion of students amid the speculation of major changes, IIT to continue with their existing pattern of the two-tier selection process. IIT JEE Advanced is going to be held on May 22, 2016.  However, this time the 2 lakh students will be able to sit for the exam as against 1.5 lakh for the upcoming year. IIT Guwahati will be conducting the JEE Advanced 2016.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to continue with the existing pattern of boards marks as well. Like every year, 40 per cent weight will be given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score. The eligibility criteria will also remain same for the students, although, those students who have already accepted any of the seats in any of the IITs or ISM in 2015 will not be allowed for the JEE Advanced in 2016. Continue reading

Major changes suggested in JEE by IIT Council. 2 Lakh students will be allowed to appear in JEE Advanced.

The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council has made a series recommendations which will change the structure of JEE to a greater extent. These changes in the structure of JEE shall be effected from 2017 onward.

Under the chairmanship of Ashok Misra, the CEP has recommended that a National Testing Service shall be set up by early 2016, mandated to conduct an aptitude test, which should test the scientific aptitude and innovative thinking ability of the candidates.

The aptitude test may be conducted two or more times a year and shall be an online test. The test shall be modeled such to make students apply scientific thinking. Based on this performance, about 4 lakh candidates shall be short-listed for taking the JEE.

The JEE itself will be on the lines of the current JEE (Advanced) and designed to test the knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; and shall be conducted by the IITs. From this, ranks shall be issued to over 40,000 students who can seek admission in IITs and NITs based on a common counselling. The IITs have been recommended to set up a system for developing mock JEE examinations which may help students prepare for the exam. The possibility of using the MOOCS platform can also be explored.

The HRD ministry too has been suggested by CEP to take measures for the improvement of school education and the method of examination of the various Boards, so that students with the Science aptitude are well prepared in the concepts by the time they reach 12th grade.

According to CEP, till such time, that is for 2016 and 2017, the practice of two tier JEE examination shall be continued. The top 200,000 students from JEE (Main) shall be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced). More than 40,000 ranks will be issued in JEE (Advanced) for developing a better system for selection of candidates. Joint counselling for IITs and NITs shall be continued as was done last year. Board marks shall not to be counted for giving rankings this year for NITs, CFTIs etc.

The Government has decided to place the recommendations in the public domain for widespread consultation with the stakeholders.

Performance of Resonance in JEE Advanced 2015:

Resonance is India’s leading coaching Institute which offers Classroom Coaching Programs for preparation of JEE Advanced & JEE Mains. Institute registered 4124 selections in JEE Advanced 2015 (2570 from classroom and 1554 from distance learning). This feat is best in whole India from any Single Institute of Kota and Resonance repeated it consecutively for third year. Total 11 ranks from Classroom Courses are in Top 150. Earlier, total 11561 candidates from Resonance were declared qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 after appearing in JEE Mains 2015.

Performance of Resonance in JEE Main 2015:

Resonance observed more than 25000 selections in JEE Main 2015. All these students were qualified to attend the counselling of JEE Main. Total 11 students of Resonance, 3 from the Regular Classroom Program and 8 Students from Distance Learning Program of Resonance have made it to the Top 100 club in the declared Merit List of the General Category Students. Total 11561 candidates out of these were declared qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 after appearing in JEE Main 2015.

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JEE Board released Executive Summary for JEE 2015.

Executive summary

  • Seat allocation was done jointly with NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other GFTIs. The deferred acceptance (DA) algorithm was used for seat allocation using multiple rank lists from three different examinations viz., JEE (Main) 2015 Paper-1, JEE (Main) 2015 Paper-2 and JEE (Advanced) 2015.
  • Only 1.24 Lakh out of the 1.52 Lakh eligible candidates registered to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2015 [this number was 1.26 L in 2014]. Of these, nearly 25,000 candidates qualified for admission.
  • In 2014, 52 seats were not allotted at the end of Round 3. In 2015, all the 10,006 seats were allotted in each and every round. The number of seats not accepted was 610, 130 and 50 at the end of Rounds 1, 2 and 3, respectively. If we had the latitude to go for another round of seat allotment, this number would have further decreased.

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Proposal for Common Entrance Test for admission in IIT’s and NIT’s

The proposal of the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) for a single entrance test for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) has been welcomed by educational experts.

With a view to reducing the stress on students, a committee constituted by the MHRD has recently proposed that a single common entrance test be held for IITs and NITs. The committee has also recommended several other changes in the existing entrance examination process of IITs. Continue reading

Forbes India praised the Journey of Resonance, a moment of Pride for every Resonite

Resonance Eduventures: Moulding future professionals

The open space flanking the northbound lane of Mumbai’s Western Express Highway near Bandra is dotted with some of the largest billboards in the country. Amid the bevy of brands, a bright green billboard stands out. It is sponsored by Resonance Eduventures, a nationwide chain of coaching centres that trains aspiring engineers, doctors and lawyers for competitive entrance exams to top Indian colleges, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
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