Australian Professors' Video on IIT is Going Viral
Jul 09, 2019
Who doesn't know about IIT? Almost everyone is aware of the hard work required to crack this exam but everyone doesn't know that along with the students even the professors deals with the same pressure to make the children get entry into it.A video of Australian professors sharing their views on it has gone viral and has cleared many people’s doubts.
YouTuber Tibees asked some professors to take a look at the JEE question papers at the University of Melbourne in Australia and then give their opinions on it.
Along with the professors even two ex-IIT students gave their inputs about the questions and the difficulty of the exam.Commenting on the difficulty of the exam, chemist Dr James Hutchison wittily remarked, “I’d probably, you know, leave the exam room crying if I was in year 12 and I had to do this. Yeah, good luck, good luck.”When asked whether the exam prepares IIT aspirants for the future, Computer scientist Udaya Parampalli said, “Definitely this will set up basically like a background, a baseline so you could imagine that all the IIT students who would have come, they would have firmed up the fundamentals.” Mathematician Barry Hughes said that he “believes that using the exam the way it’s used isn’t selecting very bright students for the engineering colleges”.He pointed out there was the “ugly question of coaching and unequal access to resources.”
Check out the entire video here:
“We all know that in any educational system if you go to a good school, well resourced, with the best teachers and so on like that, you expect a better outcome. That’s ultimately the main justification for spending money on education as a society. But with these race-against-the-clock-style examinations, there’s a trade-off between the student’s ability in the subject, natural intelligence, and their having been trained to deal with examinations of this type,” he said.