Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are likely to offer free coaching to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) aspirants from January 2017 onwards. Students of class XI and XII across India, who aspire to take JEE, will be able to receive free coaching to crack the coveted engineering entrance examination through dedicated DTH TV channels and Internet, according to a report by Live Mint. “We know what kind of conceptual understanding is lacking in a sizable portion of aspirants. Through our coaching we shall clear those and make them IIT-ready,” V. Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi was quoted saying to the national daily.
Professor Rao further stated in the report that National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is preparing a curriculum for this project, “IIT Pal”, wherein it will collate problems, which the students would have to solve. In the process of regular problem-solving exercise, IIT students will also assist the professors in helping the aspirants.
Along with IIT professors, some Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers have also been shortlisted to give tuitions to students. Aspiring students will be tutored in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology wherein the IIT professors will record at least 200 hours of lectures for each subject.
The project is expected to pose a threat to the coaching institutes which are said to be failing in strengthening the fundamentals of the enrolled students.
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