Today while browsing internet, two news from India caught my attraction. First one was CBSE board results of 2008 and the other one Bihar’s Super 30 cracking 100 % result in IIT-JEE. If you are not from India, they you will ask what is CBSE and IIT-JEE. Actually, CBSE stands for central board of secondary examination. CBSE conducts two major examinations in India, the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) for Class 10 and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 12, which is a school-leaving examination. It also prescribes the syllabi for these examinations. The scores in these examinations are necessary to gain admission colleges for higher education. The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) is an annual college entrance examination in India. A total of nine colleges of India use JEE for admission to their undergraduate programs. The nine colleges are seven Indian Institutes of Technology, IT-BHU Varanasi, and ISM Dhanbad. It is the toughest engineering entrance exam in the world with a success rate of around 1 in 50.
So both CBSE and JEE results are out. Out of the 2,20,379 students who sat for the class X board examinations in Delhi in March this year, 4503 students got 90% and above. They are celebrating their success. On other side, Bihar’s Super 30, a free (only for poor and talented students) coaching center in Patna has cracked 100 % result in IIT-JEE. Here, in this coaching center, IIT aspirants are trained to answer difficult questions of IIT-JEE by Anand Kumar (mathematician of international repute) and Additional Director General of Police Abhyanand, who teaches physics.
What is the relation between these two news ? If you see from one side, you will think, India is producing Young talents with great energy, hunger for success and courage to excel. But I am sorry, I don’t think so. We Indians, always feel proud in following the common trends. Let us take an example, when a child starts going school, the parents try their level best to motivate him or her to secure first rank in class. Then during the time of board examinations, they want not a single number less than 90 %. After completing Xth board examinations, the child was forced to prepare for engineering or medical entrance examinations. The parents never care of the hidden talents of their children. They don’t want to make their son ShahRukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, M.F Hussian. They just force him to become a part of the big crowd of India. After some years, the child becomes a adult (a part of big crowd) and then an employee having duty from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening. This is what happening in 99 % of middle class Indian families. This is the basic reason that we are still known as a developing nation.
I think, I am giving over dose on child care. Let’s conclude. By the way, congrats to all students who got good marks in their board examinations and double congrats to those who cleared IIT-JEE. For those students, who didn’t perform well I want to say, most of the world’s rich and successful persons are college dropouts and were just ordinary in studies during their school and college life. Surprised ! Read this article, Billionaire College Dropouts