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Friday, May 20, 2016

App to make IIT preparation a tad easier - New Indian Express

By Express news service
Published: 19th May 2016 03:38 AM



NEW DELHI: Amid a growing concern over increased incidents of student suicides in the coaching centre hub Kota, the HRD Ministry on Wednesday said it was creating a mobile app and a portal with free lectures from IIT faculty. The portal will also contain previous years’ question papers.

The pressure to crack the JEE exams and the exhaustive preparation often get the better of students. According to ministry officials, the availability of course materials and the question papers with lectures would help aspirants learn at their own pace and start preparing in advance in keeping with individual levels of competence.

The increased rate of suicides in Kota are being attributed to stress levels and pressure. The ministry is of the view that its steps would help tackle the “menace” of coaching centres to a large extent.