The Fifth Estate, the student press of IIT-M, recently interviewed Prof. V.G. Idichandy [Part 2].
In a career spanning more than 40 years at IIT Madras, Prof. Idichandy has held numerous positions in the campus administration – Dean of Students, Deputy Director, Chairman – JEE and many more. He has played an instrumental role in setting up many of the institution’s current systems and is widely known for his camaraderie with students of the institute. He retired from the role of Deputy Director in October, 2011.
The second part has a section devoted to his views on JEE:
On the JEE System
During his association with JEE, he made a general observation that a diligent student with good marks in the 10th and 12th did well after coming in to the IITs but that there was no correlation between performance in JEE and performance at IIT. [See this The Fifth Estate, IIT Madras; Nanopolitan (for the edited version)