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IIT would bring much needed transparency

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for its joint entrance examination (JEE) has announced some reforms.The decision by the IITs to post on the internet the scanned answer sheets of all students would bring in much-needed transparency.The IITs have also decided to announce the correct answers to all the questions in the entrance examination within 48 hours of the test.

Anand Kumar, who founded Super 30, Bihar's widely acclaimed free coaching centre, has welcomed the reforms announced by IIT. He had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal last year with his suggestions for reforms in the IIT JEE.

One of the suggestions he proposed was to offer an additional chance to rural students to write the examination. He also pleaded for including conceptual and analytical type of questions based syllabus only up to Class XII, which would reduce the role of coaching institutions.He had also urged them to allow three attempts to students in view of the vast disparity in the educational system.

He has helped 212 students clear the IIT entrance test in eight years. During the last three years, all the 30 students of the institute made it to the IITs, drawing worldwide attention.

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