“ 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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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

20 - New Entrance Test Mapped Out By Education Ministry - One India



Though some states like Tamil Nadu opposed the Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses, the HRD Ministry has come out with a mission document for conducting the Indian Science-Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) from 2013.

The CBSE- Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the test according to the mission document with the guidance of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. The HRD Ministry is likely to persuade all states to accept CET during the Education Minister's conference scheduled to take place in New Delhi on February 22nd, 2012. It may be pointed out that Tamil Nadu has opposed CET for over half a decade.

According to the mission document, ISEET would be split into two parts, ISEET- main and advanced. Each examination will be for three hours and will take place on a single day. The examination would be conducted either in the month of April or May. The main exam will be conducted in the morning and the advanced in the afternoon.

It will be up to each institution, groups of institutions and state agencies to carry out counselling and admission in a co-ordinated manner, revealed the document. University sources said that the Tamil Nadu was the first state to scrap the common Entrance Test for professional courses five years ago and the present AIADMK government too had opposed CET.

However, as per the sources said “When the state has taken such a stance we don't think the Union Government can force CET in Tamil Nadu”.