Coaching Centres Association (CCA) of Kashmir Tuesday lashed out at Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for declaring the students from valley ineligible for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination 2014.
In a press statement, the association rued that the State Board is following winter session in valley as against the summer session adopted in the other parts of India. “Every student can appear in JEE twice immediately after their 10+2 exams. But when Kashmiris apply for their second attempt, MHRD declares them ineligible by recognizing it as their third attempt,” the statement added.
The association further noted that such a technical glitch has led to the discriminatory rejection of several hardworking students. “In fact this is one of the reasons that Kashmiri students are unable to crack JEE” it said.
The association informed that students from the valley are “unable to crack into the top IIT’s and even if they qualify JEE they end up in some small time colleges due to low rank and they can’t appear again to improve their ranks.”
The Association has appealed the Government of J&K to take up the matter with the Ministry of Home Affairs and ensure that the winter session of Kashmir is treated at par with the summer session of Central Board of School Education.