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Is JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) the best way to test engineering aspirants?

wpid-04702_hd.jpgNo one could be judged only by marks. Do you agree? If yes, then continue reading but if no, then don’t read this blog. People in India are obsessed with marks and they indirectly accept that if a person brings high grades, he is more intelligent and deserving than the one who fails to do so and those orthodox people keep the originality shattered. Marks can be used to judge someone’s proficiency in particular subjects but using only marks in judging the same does not seem fair. As far as JEE is concerned, I totally regret the testing style.

1) Students should be encouraged to develop their interests and should also be allowed to have the freedom of their spectrum of study. What will a Computer Science aspirant do by studying so called IIT level chemistry in those two years when he is required to study Computer Science and increase his proficiency in it. The problem occurs when the person who is a master in CS fails to do well in JEE, which actually does not test CS fundamentals, gets bad grades in the JEE. That person deserves a good CS College but he will not get into. Whereas, other people get in undeservedly who don’t even know a penny in computer science. Injustice! Isn’t it?

2) Preparation for JEE deprives a person of ones holistic development which is very necessary at the age when one is in high school.World is just not confined to books. So, go ahead and check out your hobbies and interests because what matters ultimately is whether you are happy with what you do. No one wants to be a ‘fish out of water’. You must be knowing Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). He got admitted to Oxford University in the department of electrical engineering but he came out to be a better actor than an engineer just because he was not burdened with a world confined to books. He got time to explore his hobby and finally excelled in it. So, opportunities (extracurriculars) other than just regular studies do matter.

3) JEE tests more how one manipulates formulas but not the basic principles and fundamental reasoning.It just teaches us what to learn but not why to learn. Curiosity suppressed. Isn’t it? Many times, JEE questions come out to be hypothetical in which the scenario depicted has no feasibility with the laws of nature and this is the worst part, so to say.This somewhat seems paradoxical to me as JEE prep. teaches one how things happen in nature and the exam itself violates the fundamental  fact.

4) JEE is mainly focused on theoretical testing and not practical testing. Even is a student wants to learn how things happen practically, most of the JEE prep. teachers suppress them and say than “your first preference is to clear JEE”.This is a concrete proof that students are pressurized to study only for JEE. Sustainable learning has always been suppressed due to JEE. I think these four points are enough to convince you that JEE does not even stand in one of the best ways to judge engineering aspirants.

Thank you.

Here is what I have reblogged from Scroll.in. You may read if you are curious to know how many IITians are wasting your money. Yeah, you saw that right; it is your money! Please note that I said many IITians and not all IITians. The below words depend on strong demographical survey.

Dear Smriti Irani, stop giving my money to IITians

If IITians are so intelligent and can earn lakhs in their placements, why do they sponge off taxpayers’ money?

Dear Smt Smriti Iraniji,

At the drop of a hat, every government, including yours, says that subsidies are bad for the economy and should be done away with.

Many of the subsidies in your ministry are going to those who don’t deserve it. IITians are the most guilty of this pilferage. To make things worse, they hardly do anything for the country. Best-selling fiction is not known to help farmers.

1) To begin with, this is what they cost us
While it takes over Rs 3.4 lakh to educate an IITian per year, the student pays only Rs 90,000 per year. The rest is borne by the government. That is close to Rs 2.5 lakh per student per year, which is being paid by the tax payer. If one extrapolates this to all the 39,540 students in the Indian Institute of Technologies, the cost borne by the tax payer on educating IITians extends to 988.5 crore annually.

According to budget estimates, Rs 1703.85 crore is to be allocated to the IITs for 2015-’16.

2) What do we get in return for the Rs 1,700 crore we spend on them?
Inspite of producing 9,885 world-class engineers in computer science, electrical, electronic, chemical, mechanical, production fields every year…

a) The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, though successful with the Russian Cryogenic Engine, has time and again failed with the indigenous cryogenic engine. We have succeeded only once with our indigenous cryogenic rocket.

b) Indigenous submarines are still a distant dream because of the technological complexity in building them. Though many projects are coming up in our own shipyards, they are happening because we are merely manufacturing them in India with foreign technology.

c) The indigenous Indian Small Arms System rifles for our army, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, have always been reported as problematic, and we import assault rifles from Israel.

Why could our world-class engineers, who are educated with tax payers’ money, not have built them?

3) This is what our top IITians gave a miss
A Right to Information application that was filed recently has shown that less than 2% of engineers at the Indian Space Research Organisation are from IITs and the National Institutes of Technology. Our best space programme doesn’t get our best engineers every year.

The army doesn’t get engineers and officers from the IITs. Between 1986 and 2006, not a single IITian has joined the Indian army.

The DRDO has a shortage of more than 2,700 scientists, and it is stretched and overworked, but our world-class engineers don’t find it challenging.

4) If an IITian wants to run an online shop, then why do I, a taxpayer, have to pay for his chemical engineering degree?
Going by 2013 figures, Flipkart, the online mega-store, recruited seven students from IIT Madras in 2013.

One can understand the logic behind Flipkart hiring a computer science engineer. But six of the hires had studied aerospace, chemical, metallurgy, bio-technology and engineering physics.  What specialist knowledge will they bring to Flipkart?

These students do not have any interest in what they learnt in their four-year undergraduate programme, and want to erase their history by moving to a different field.

5) Why did I pay for Chetan Bhagat’s mechanical engineering degree?
I have nothing against Chetan Bhagat, but I do know that Indian taxpayers paid to make him a mechanical engineer. He has done everything but engineering.

Another RTI filed with IIM Bangalore has revealed that out of the current batch of 406 students, 97 students are from IITs. Fifty-six of these are students with less than two years work experience.

If all these engineers wanted to be was managers, why does the tax payer need to pay for their engineering education at the IITs?

6) Get a loan, why seek a subsidy?
All students from IITs can get collateral-free loans from nationalised banks for upto Rs 20 Lakh.

And IITians are obviously so awesome that companies are eager to pay them crores of rupees.

Then why should a world-class engineer who makes crores of rupees and adds no value to India be given a subsidised education at the IITs? Can’t they get educated with a bank loan of their own and repay it after getting their huge salaries?

7) Remittances help forex? Nope, not really.
Whenever there is a debate on brain drain from the IITs, the remittances issue pops up. Many believe that IITians who go abroad send back remittances and contribute to foreign exchange reserves. However, it is a pittance for India.

A report in the Economic Times shows that out of the total remittances of $70 billion to India, the remittances from IITians who go to developed countries is much lower than the remittances from the Middle East to the state of Kerala.

Most of the Malayalis in the Gulf are blue-collar workers, not IIT engineers.

So, why should the common man subsidise an IITian’s college fees? Think it yourself.

The co-founder of Infosys – Narayana Murthy (IIT Bombay alumnus) and his colleague are also bolstering the point. Check out this video.

Unfortunately, I would not be happy to conclude that JEE is degrading the quality of students entering into IITs and this is exactly what much revered entrepreneur Narayana Murthy said. You will come to know that if you see the above video.

Note: This blog is written by no intention to defame IITians or IITs. I respect IITs and IITians. The blog reveals general demographics. Exceptional people from IITs do arise and I lay my head before them with due respect. However, we must think to benefit our nation as average students also exist and even they have a dream to acquire quality education.

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How to root XOLO mobile phones?

Hello friends,

This is Vividh and I am going to help you root any XOLO mobile phone and I mean any.

I have heard a lot of people panicking over this rooting stuff in XOLO phones. Firstly, I would like to say that rooting android mobile phones is not a very difficult task. All you need to do is download a suitable software to root your mobile phone and then run it to root your device.

1) Firstly, you must know your device processor brand.
2) If its Mediatek, believe me, any XOLO Mediatek phone gets rooted with FRAMAROOT software. Exception: You may face problems while rooting the XOLO mobiles having a hexacore processor.

3) If its Snapdragon, then too you can root your phone with FRAMAROOT apk.

4) If it’s Broadcom, then you will not be able to root your device with FRAMAROOT at times.So, better not to try it.You will need ROOTGENIUS software which will come in .exe format which you have to install in your computer/laptop and then follow the instructions as the software guides you.
5) I don’t think XOLO manufactures mobiles with processors other than these three.

You are all done!

Thank you.

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