IIT proposal: Education not about entrance exams

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Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday appointed a committee of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) directors to suggest the revised entrance system under which marks obtained in Class XII will be given importance along with the entrance marks.

Securing 60 per cent marks in Class XII will not be sufficient for the IIT aspirants from 2011.

The move is aimed at ensuring that students take their Class XII seriously and checking the growth of coaching centres, which are thriving across the country for imparting coaching to students for IIT entrance, Sibal said.

CNN-IBN discussed with education experts, Managing Director of Career Launcher, Gautam Puri and Principal of Springdales School, Ameeta M Wattal: How much weightage should Class XII Board exams be given for IIT aspirants?

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