As an outcome of the 52nd IIT Council Meeting, where the issue of increasing dependence of aspirants on coaching institutes was discussed, MHRD has come with a solution. Prakash Javadekar has announced that IIT – PAL (Professor Assisted Learning) lectures, prepared by the IITs aiming to help the students to crack the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) will be available on Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry’s Swayam Prabha Channels.

The lectures will be available on the ‘Swayam” platforms and can also be accessed on mobile phones anytime. These lectures will be developed and telecasted by the professors of the IITs. Thus, students will be getting the best possible guidance without spending a penny on their IIT preparations.

As per the reports, IIT-PAL will have more than 600 lectures in physics, chemistry, biology, and maths. In addition to that, it would be further available in a handheld form to reduce the dependency of candidates on IIT (JEE Main and JEE Advanced)Coaching.

In addition to introducing the IIT-PAL, Prakash Javadekar said that IITs would now mentor at least five engineering colleges located in its vicinity to improve the quality and standard of engineering education in the country.

The IIT coaching industries have been thriving and providing training to crack the entrance examination for a long time now. The dependence on coaching centers for such training is increasing and is a major concern. Thus, the cocen=rn has been taken up in the IIT Council meet and the idea to popularise IIT – PAL has come up.

Now, how much IIT – PAL will be able to curb the dependence of the JEE Main and JEE Advanced aspirants on the coaching centers will be known in the coming future.

In 2019, MHRD has come with IIT – PAL, and National Testing Agency which will now conduct the JEE Main exam from 2019. The dates of JEE Main 2019 exam was announced with few changes on August 21, 2018. The JEE Main 2019 exam will be conducted twice and in online mode only.

Do you think the influence of JEE coachings will decrease with this move? Let us know in the comment section below.


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