The draft regulations make a national-level exam, conducted by an agency or CoA, mandatory for admission to all undergraduate architectural programmes in all government and private institutions. Currently, most institutions offering architecture programmes admit students through the NATA score.
Over the years, high scores in class XII results have become more and more frequent. Academics attribute it to inflation of scores by boards; an analyst looks at trends and says these lower the worth of high scores
More than half of all Class XII students in the country who scored (exactly) 95 per cent in English (Core) this year are from private schools in the Delhi region, an analysis of the results by an engineer based in New York has found.
CBSE and school Boards countrywide have junked the practice of tweaking marks to create a level playing field. The system was being misused, they agreed. What they will do now, and how the decision might affect Board results this year.
According to IIT directors, the institutes are also keen on starting a one-year M.Tech programme for working professionals. The IITs have proposed to charge tuition fee at market rates for this course.