27 April 2005

That time of the year

Folks if you weren't able to see the tamil text properly in the previous fret not.I shall try to get some other way of making sure the tamil text is visible properly.
Ok the Class Xth results are out.Well before i continue let me issue a disclaimer.I request the lady readers of this blog not to get angry/offended at what im going to write.Im just posing a question and you are welcome to put forth your comments on it.
Without much ado here we go.The class Xth results are out.As usual girls fare better than boys in terms of pass percentage, in terms of topping the subjects etc etc.I can wager my last t-shirt that class XIIth results will be no different.Here comes the paradox now.
When the girls have topped both class Xth and XIIth exams then why is it that almost all the top colleges in the country have just boys ? What is the root cause of this malise ? Note that i call this as a malise.That is for sure.What makes the girls fight hard to score at the school level and yet almost all the top colleges have none of them ? No im not lying.I have seen the NIT's { erstwhile REC's }, IISc, IIT.None.Total blank.
I remember reading a few years ago an article on this very issue.The author claimed that till the time girls are in school they are focussed on just one thing.To prove to their parents that they can study, if not better, as good as their male counterparts.Hence the hunger and craving to score well at school level.My take on this is that what stops them from continuing ? Strange.I find it really strange.
However this paradox keeps continuing and will for all practical purposes continue.
K.Shyam

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 11:26 AM

2 Comments

  1. Blogger Sachin posted at Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 12:35:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Guess U missed out BITS Pilani when u spoke of top engg institutes.The average number of girls in every batch is about 300 - 400 out of a total 800. Normally makes up for about 40 -50 %.Sure I admit, when it comes to competitive exams, boys always score above them.But BITS bcoz of its unique admission procedure ( Takes ur XIIth marks into consideration) always ensures an equal representation of both sexes. and fcourse the ones that land up there are indeed brainy !! And hey Engg is just one area, Girls overshadow boys when it comes to arts and commerce.Even Post-graduate studies ( U can only think of an MBA ),number of girls are on the rise.
  2. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 10:25:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Shyam,
    It's a basic fact (convention) that when you write numbers in Roman like X it should be read as 10th. So I guess your Xth should be read as 10thth. Btw, did you pass class X?.

    --Govind.

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