IITs offer free JEE coaching classes – Distress for the Indian Coaching Industry

IITs offer free JEE coaching classes
IITs to provide free JEE coaching classes

IITs offer free JEE coaching classes from January 2017 onward. And, IITs will give free classes via exclusive DTH TV channels and through web services to Class 11th and 12th students aspiring to give JEE MAIN and ADVANCED. Further, this will help the aspirants to get admission in IITs and participating institutes. However, The decision for free coaching classes for JEE will possibly cause distress for the Indian Coaching Industry which is a multi-billion-dollar industry nowadays.

IITs offer free JEE Coaching Classes

The IITs Indian Institutes of Technology to offer free tutelage/tuition to aspiring candidates across India to help and guide them to crack the JEE- joint entrance examination. For admission into the IITs other participating institutes and prestigious engineering schools—IIT JEE a test  considered as one that only brightest student can crack.

As said by V. Ramgopal Rao “Director” IIT-Delhi “IITs know what kind of conceptual understanding is lacking in a significant number of aspirants. And, Through IITs coaching, we shall clear concepts and make them ready for IIT.

From January onward, the IITs will provide classes via dedicated TV channels (direct-to-home) and the online web classes. And, The free coaching will be for students of Class 11th and 12th  appearing for IIT Joint Entrance Examination.

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Moreover, students will get Tuition Classes for all the four subjects PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology ).

Dr. Rao added that The NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) will direct the problems that students would have to answer.

Further, He also added that the tuition classes will be starting from January 2017. And, it will give ample time to students (around four months)  for exam preparation. As JEE Main will be held on 2 April 2017 and JEE ADVANCED 2017 on 21 May 2017.

Free Tuition by IITs for JEE exam – A Student Centric Project

IIT-Delhi will act as the project in charge of free JEE Tuition project. And, the new IITs, followed by all the older IITs (Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, Kharagpur and Guwahati) will implement it.

And, Some KV (Kendriya Vidyalaya) Senior teachers will also be a part of this the project i.e. Free Tuition by IITs for JEE exam.

The HRD ministry is supporting the project, which would be the interactive model where students can ask the problem and seek solutions.

The 200 hours of lectures by Professors will be recorded at least in all the four subjects. For regular problem-solving class, a key component of this Free JEE preparation, Current IIT students will work as teaching assistants for free.

Earlier this year, the coaching industry came under surveillance after witnessing a dozen of students committing suicide under pressure to perform at Kota in Rajasthan. Further, Kota is also the biggest coaching city in India. Also, Coaching classes have been inculpated of preparing students for the entrance exam without making sure their understanding of concepts is clear or not.

The IITs offer free JEE coaching classes project will attract a large number of response from IIT aspirants. Around 1.2 million of students appear for the JEE Main every year. Further, JEE Mains also an eligibility test for JEE ADVANCED grants admission into prestigious Institute.

Further, Only 10 percent i.e 150,000  applicants clear JEE main and appear for JEE Advanced for admission into 23 IITs. And, around 10 thousand students will get admission every year at the B-Tech Undergraduate level. However, that is only 1 percent of the total number of aspirants giving JEE entrance test. Hence, the free coaching initiative by IITs sounds promising.