Recently MHRD & IIT Council have decided to abolish the old method followed in IITs for selecting students. From 2013 IITs are in the view to give 40% weightage to XII marks and 60% to JEE score.
Do you think it is a good move? Few are of the view that giving weightage to board marks will worsen the quality of IITs and make them equal to other b grade engineering colleges in country.
Other side experts are of the view that students who take coaching for JEE will mug up formulae and learn shortcut methods to ace JEE and hence these students don't know the logic or theory behind.
For me both arguments seem to be valid? What are your views!
Should IITs stick to the old method that is admitting students based on JEE score alone or give importance to board exams?