Govt Seeks Lower Marks To Qualify Girls For IIT's

Why Lower Qualifying Marks For Girls?
IIT JEE (Main) is all set to be conducted on 7th in the month of April. Almost around 14 lakh students have been registered for the exam. It is almost the time where all the aspirants of JEE have started their journey of preparation to the examination.


Here the Government has come forward in seeking up lowest qualifying marks for all girl aspirants who are to join IIT's. This in-turn strengthens the quality of Women Education.

Girls preparing for the JEE for Undergraduate courses are focusing up to join IIT's, and this news of relaxation in qualifying marks has really brought them gain confidence to do their exams more better.

But still, the relaxation shall be applicable only when the Joint Admission Board gives a positive Nod and says 'YES' for the seek of the Government.

An official from the HRD Ministry said that "We have suggested the IIT's joint Admission board to consider giving girl candidates some relaxation in qualifying marks during admission. But, the decision has to be taken by the board on this issue".

"The suggestion has been given to the board, which will conduct JEE Advance for admission to IIT's in June this year, keeping in view that very less number of Girls make it to the IIT's compared to boys, he added.

As per the records of JEE conducted Last year, around 4.68 lakhs candidates appeared for the exam, among them 13,602 candidates cleared the entrance examination. The number of successful girls were just 1,491 which is nearly 11 percentage of girl candidates.

However, this year students belonging to schedule casts, schedule tribes and other backward classes will be screened for the JEE Advanced on the basis of quota applicable to them. Indian school of Mines, Dhanbad will also give admissions to stduents on the basis of their performance in JEE (Advance).

Also, many other deemed Universities and the Government of Gujarat, Haryana and Uttarakhand have agreed to use the test scores for admissions to their engineering colleges functioning in their respective jurisdiction from this year.

So, what do you think about this issue. Should relaxation be given to girl candidates. Do you think the Joint Admission Board will say "YES' to it. Share your views now!!

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