“ a compromise formula which includes a proposal to take top 20% students based on percentile ranking of respective boards for preparing the merit list”

How meaningless is this solution ?. Higher education in India will become the domain of the school toppers and Children of affluent parents and we wonder why half a million students leave India to study undergraduate courses overseas. Children who will never return to a country that shunned them.

Is this is what we call inclusive in RTE ?.

God Save India

Inclusive education does not mean that everyone must enter, or pass out from, an IIT. It only means that if you wanted to, you could have a shot at it. The child labourer is excluded because she can never dream of entering an IIT; she may absolutely hate IIT, but not trying to join an IIT should be her decision. Even if there is only one IIT train, every child must have access to the platform where the train comes. Of course, not everyone will get on to the train but everyone knows what to do to have a shot at the train. This is called inclusion in education. Everyone must go to school till class 12; those who work hard, and are willing to work harder still, will join an IIT. Others will, by choice, decide not to work that hard and become economists.

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

All children are born equal and mindless politicians are trying to grade the children and youth of the nation and create a new Brahamanical Caste system in Education, which is pandering to the neo rich who can afford to send their children to elite private schools and Coaching schools.

"HRD Ministry of India wants to build castles of higher education on the bamboo scaffoldings of its schools" ~ Satish Jha

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Monday, March 12, 2012

14 - Achievements of some recent IIT Graduates

From: Ravikumar Bhaskaran IITKgp
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 00:20:45 -0800 (PST)

I seek the permission of our Yahoo Group to project in this Group the achievements of some of the more recent graduates from the IITs who are being branded as the worst students who have ever been admitted to the IITs by some of the participants in our discussion group, because they are products of the coaching classes.

1) http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-02-22/news/31087187_1_travel-agents-travel-agency-online-travel-services

"TravelTriangle, an online travel services company launched by Sankalp Agrawal and Sanchit Garg is clocking revenues of Rs 1.2 crore in just seven months."

"There is no perfect time to start your own business. If you have a great idea, you should just take the plunge," said Agrawal, 26, who earned his degree in computer science from IIT Kharagpur in 2008. Co-founder Garg graduated from IIT Bombay.

Soon they roped in a third friend from school, Prabhat Gupta, who graduated from IIT Guwahati the same year, as a core development member. The idea came about on a trip to Leh some two years ago when Agrawal found that two other friends booked similar packages as theirs but from different travel agents. One of them booked with the local travel agent in Leh and got the best deal, whereas his group shelled out much more for the same package."

2) http://business.rediff.com/slide-show/2009/sep/23/slide-show-1-tech-entrepreneur-with-an-idea-bank.htm

This is about Ankit Mehta MD, IdeaForge , IIT B Graduate who started his Business when he was just 24.

"But the strong belief in the idea and support from friends, Rahul Singh and Ashish Bhat, and a grant from the government led to the birth of Ideaforge in 2007 when Ankit Mehta was just 24 years old.

Ideaforge got started with its pioneering work at the Technology Business Incubator, SINE at IIT Bombay."

3) http://educationtimes.com/educationTimes/CMSD/Editor%27s-Pick/69/2011061320110610144940509b7deb065/New-age-entrepreneurs.html

In a bid to promote robotics, three students from IIT-Madras launched a one-of-its-kind education startup called LemaLabs. Founded in February 2010 by Vikram Shah (fourth year, Department of Engineering Design), Kedar Kulkarni (fourth year, Department of Metallurgical Engineering) and Vaibhav Barnwal (fourth year, Department of Engineering Design), the company has been working towards making robotics technology more accessible and affordable among students

LemaLabs has been conducting various activities and programmes across institutions in Chennai. Recently, the company launched Kaizen Robotics and Technology Programme, a year-long aptitude development programme in robotics for engineering students. The programme caters to various aspects of learning through lectures, lab sessions, sustainable robotics centres and online support. It was rolled out in Dr MGR University, Crescent Engineering College, Saveetha Engineering College, Rajalakshmi Engineering College and SRM Easwari Engineering College, among others. The company has been incubated by C-TIDES, the entrepreneurship cell of IIT-Madras.

4) http://www.udaipurtimes.com/plancess-iitians-formula-of-success/
5) http://indiaedunews.net/IIT/IIT_Madras_team_wins_New_York_competition_10171/

There are dozens more of such reports on the most recent IIT graduates of the past 5-10 years who have started their own enterprises at a young age I shall in another mail in due course giving details of the fast track careers of many recent graduates who are being branded as the worst students IITs have seen.