`Super 30` initiative’s Anand Kumar meets Kapil Sibal

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 20:26

New Delhi: Anand Kumar of `Super 30`
initiative, which helps rural students to crack the IIT-JEE,
Wednesday met HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and submitted suggestions
for adoption of best practices for prevention of recurrence
of errors for the conduct of competitive examinations.

During his meeting, Kumar suggested that there was a need
for developing `Standard Protocol for Competitive
Examination`s Best Procedures and Practices` to prevent
recurrence of serious errors that crept into the question
papers of IIT-JEE 2010.

"The Standard Protocol will be relevant for single
examination system proposed for engineering field from 2013,"
a statement quoted Kumar as telling the minister.

He also suggested that the number of attempts for IIT-JEE
for poor and rural students, should be at least three keeping
in view vast disparity in the quality of education in cities
and villages.

Print Questions in English and Hindi on alternate pages
in single booklet was another suggestion by Kumar to avoid
printing errors as occurred in Hindi set of question paper of
IIT JEE 2010.

Kumar also informed Sibal that from the current year, he
has decided to increase the intake for the Super 30 programme
from 30 to 60 students. Students from other states are being
selected to be part of the programme.

Various printing and instruction errors came to light in
the IIT-JEE question papers this year.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 20:26

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