Every year lakhs of students apply for Indian Institute of Technology – Joining Entrance Exam. Few claim that it is the most competitive exam in the world.
Here are few shocking statistics:
- In 2010, IIT received 4.5 lakhs of applications.
- There are just 7,417 seats spread across 15 IITs across India.
- The ratio of selection to IITs is about 61:1
- Whereas the odds of selection in top colleges in the world such as Harvard University and MIT is just 8:1
- India has over 2,297 engineering colleges with annual intake of 8.19 lakh students.
- India has over 1,500 management schools with annual intake of 1.5 lakh students.
In India, where you study is more important than what you study. In that case the students who have failed IIT JEE are totally lost. Where can they fit into? Not that they can’t get into any engineering college, but they could have got into a better college had they concentrated on 12th exams and local Common Entrance Tests.
I call IIT JEE a gamble. Probably the odds of winning a casino game in Las Vegas is more than that of passing IIT JEE. Should your ward take this risk? Should he/she gamble her future?
Comment your opinions below.
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