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Now, parents to move SC against new JEE pattern

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 03, 2012
First Published: 23:47 IST(3/6/2012) | Last Updated: 01:19 IST(4/6/2012)

The chorus against new IIT-JEE is growing louder. Around 55 parents met in Mumbai on Sunday and passed a resolution to move to Supreme Court if their demand for not changing the JEE exam is not met.

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They have also initiated a signature campaign across the country for the parents whose child is appearing in 2013 IIT exam.

"We will first meet the state education minister and ask him to forward our request to the HRD. If that does not work, we will file a PIL in Supreme Court," said Jayant B Jain, All India president of Forum for Fairness in Education.

“The main grievance of the parents is that their child is not getting enough time to prepare for the new pattern. We have 18 boards in Maharashtra all with different curriculum. This new pattern is heavily biased against children with CBSE board,” Jain added.

"This is not like petrol price, where you can change it overnight. Most of the children decide their coaching after 10th. What happens to that? We have invested so much money. We are not against change. But the change has to be brought about gradually. The students must be given a cooling time. I think it will be sheer injustice for those appearing in the 2013 JEE exam," another parent Mahendra Parulekar said.

Meanwhile, ITians for IITs' Autonomy, another support group had a meeting on Sunday and have decided to officially explore with the IITs on the ordinances supposed to have been passed by the respective senates authorising the IIT council to decide on their behalf for admission process.

Anand Kumar of Super 30  fame has also said  that  the new system of examination  announced by the government for admission to IITs  will create more stress on students.


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