This 15-year-old cracks IIT JEE Advanced 2017, wants to run a start-up dealing in robotics

While at the age of 15, most students appear for their class 10 examination, 15-year-old Abhay Agrawal from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has cracked the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2017 and scored 2467 All India Rank. He secured a seat in mechanical engineering at IIT-BHU. “I took admission in a coaching class in my city. Some people discouraged me but that motivated me to study hard,” Abhay said. As per a TOI report, vice-chairman of IIT-JEE Kanpur zone Prof Shalabh, along with other staffers, were surprised when they checked Agarwal’s documents….

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JEE advanced result 2017 to be declared on Sunday, know where to check

The results of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 will be released online on Sunday at 10am, officials said on Friday. Students can check their results on www.jeeadv.ac.in. Of the 2.2 lakh students, who were eligible, 1.7 lakh registered and appeared for the exam held on May 21 this year. “Since the answer key for the paper has already been released, most students are already aware of their marks. Results will only give a confirmation on these scores,” an official from the organising JEE team said. The answer keys were released…

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Like advanced nations, India must delink classroom teaching from student learning

At every discussion on education and/or innovation, there is a standard refrain. The education system makes students risk-averse and kills innovative thinking. By forcing students to conform to a standardised template, it discourages failure and thereby discourages deviation from the standardised average. Outliers are not encouraged. The refrain is indeed true. Several ingredients result in the outcome the refrain describes, beginning with entry into the education stream at the pre-school level. Let me focus on only one element of that maze — higher education, and within that, on one small…

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