Is preparing for IIT entrance exams stressing you?

By Captain Unni Krishnan

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The most debated topic these days is the entrance methodology to IIT. While this requires a lot of deliberation but there is a section of the society that is thinking about making the selection process stress free for students. If I have understood the situation in our country right, it is almost impossible to find an easy way to get into the IIT. We all know that India as a country has the largest population of youth and thus the number of children graduating from schools is increasing every year. Consequently, the number of aspirants who wish to join the prestigious IITs is dramatically increasing every year. When the competition is fierce how can selection become easier?

The current discussion is only to find ways and means to get the right quality of students from within the system into these prestigious institutions. The selection system being devised is trying to align the existing school assessment criteria to be a part of the screening process and revamp the selection process to ensure the best students get the opportunity to benefit from this cluster of high quality institution. The selection to an IIT will remain highly competitive, will need long hours of preparation and is going to be extremely stressful.

Probably one way ahead is to have more institutions that can match up to the standards of quality of education offered at IIT thus providing a larger spectrum of alternatives for the students.  Till then if you wish to get into an IIT you must work really hard and must be ready to handle the pressure/ stress. Remember there is no short cut to success!

How did you remain stress free when preparing for exams? Please feel free to share it here.

About the Author:
Captain Unni Krishnan is a Founder and Director of LearnHive; he is also the Founder and Managing Trustee of Primus Public School, Bangalore. Prior to that he was the Founder and Trustee of Indus International School. At Primus, he has been instrumental in implementation of new teaching pedagogies. He has seamlessly integrated the International and Indian syllabi to help prepare students for higher studies both in India and Overseas. Capt. is a ‘Sword of Honor’ from the prestigious Officers Training Academy of the Indian Army.

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About Unni Krishnan

Captain Unni Krishnan is a Founder and Director of LearnHive; he is also the Founder and Managing Trustee of Primus Public School, Bangalore. Prior to that he was the Founder and Trustee of Indus International School. At Primus, he has been instrumental in implementation of new teaching pedagogies. He has seamlessly integrated the International and Indian syllabi to help prepare students for higher studies both in India and Overseas. Capt. is a 'Sword of Honor' from the prestigious Officers Training Academy of the Indian Army. Learnhive (http://www.learnhive.net) is an online learning community of students (K through 12), parents, tutors and educational content creators. Our goal is to enrich the curriculum based learning experience of the students and to make learning more fun and effective.

5 comments on “Is preparing for IIT entrance exams stressing you?

  1. Shwetha Vishwas on said:

    Hello Mr.Unni Krishnan,

    I am very glad to see that you have rightfully noticed the scenario of the present IIT education. Your last comment is also very true that there is higher education other than IIT.People should be able to get this picture clear that IIT is not just the only thing to make you successful. People outside IIT are also successful in their own way. Than getting stressed out , it always better to study/do something which can bring you contentment.

  2. Suryanarayanan.S on said:

    Hi Unni,
    You have aptly described the current scenario in the field of higher education.
    As is known that ‘knowledge is not supreme’ but ‘Applied knowledge is supreme’.
    Irrespective of where a student studies, it is the application of that knowledge gained thro’ education in real life situation that makes him or her successful.

    • Unni Krishnan on said:

      Yes Mr Sury, rightly said, It is essential to aim to acquire knowledge which can be put to use. Irrespective of where you study or what you study, so long as it is retained and applied when required you benefit.Opportunities are plenty and it is left to the students how they utilize them.

  3. Arindam on said:

    As you have pointed out Captain, whenever the demand far exceeds supply, there is bound to be fierce competition. That is the law of economics across all kinds of resources.
    Stress usually builds up when a large amount of expectation is thrust upon someone coupled with a fear of failure.
    Setting goals for your children is essential. However this has to be mutual. And then reassuring children that no matter what the results are, there is a whole life ahead of them which can be as exciting and successful with or without them getting into IIT will go a long way.

    • Unni Krishnan on said:

      Hi Arindam, Very true, IIT is not the end of world. There are other alternate colleges where you can work hard and move up and also do well in other careers.There are enough successful people who have not gone to IIT. Moreover more than success it is contentment in life that a child must be taught to look for.

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