“ 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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Thursday, March 15, 2012

22 - CBSE-I Curriculum To Start Up In Indian Schools - One India

CBSE-I Curriculum To Start Up In Indian Schools

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 14:09

On February 7th, 2012 Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister has announced that the ministry may soon introduce the international syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education- CBSE in about 50 affiliated schools in India on a trial basis. The CBSE-I curriculum will be for students choosing the boards such as the International approval .

The international syllabus will be implemented for class 1 to class 12 and students will be taught through e-books. The CBSE-I students will have an advantage over other CBSE students as they will learn more foreign languages and different curriculum for other subjects.

Sibal added that this will serve as an option for Indian students going abroad for higher studies after class XII. The CBSE-I curriculum has already been implemented in nearly 25 schools in South Asian and Gulf countries. Indian Schools have also expressed interest to introduce the course from the next academic session.

The CBSE-I curriculum will be introduced initially in some government and private schools including Kendriya Vidyalayas for trial. The ministry has proposed the annual program registration fees as Rs. 1 Lakh. Sibal said; “The online structure is the unique feature of CBSE-I curriculum and thus it has been decided to expand it in India in the near future. The government is also planning to provide Aakash Tablet to each students which will further add to the importance of CBSE-I curriculum.