“ 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

23 - All IIT Aspirants Gets 4 Attempts To Crack IIT JEE - One India

All IIT Aspirants Gets 4 Attempts To Crack IIT JEE

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 14:26 [IST

The MHRD has now decided to conduct the IIT JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) 3-4 times in a year and make the scores valid for at least 2 years. As a result, the IIT aspirants will now be able to make 4 attempts for the IITJEE Entrance Exam in a year to obtain a seat in one of the IIT's.

Presently, the candidates can take the JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) only twice and have to wait for 1 complete year before taking the test second time. The entrance exam score is valid for just 1 year. The initiative has been taken by the centre to reduce mental pressure of engineering aspirants from taking multiple entrance exams by introducing a single national level entrance test.

This common national level entrance test will initially be valid for all engineering institutes funded by the central government such as 30 NIT's, 15 IIT's few deemed universities, IISER's and 4 IIIT's. The AIEEE and IITJEE will merge to form new common test JEE, which will be introduced in 2013.

The test is proposed to be conducted biannually in 2013, that is in April/ May and November/ December in 2013; it will be conducted 3 to 4 times in one year in the subsequent years. The students can apply for admission to any of the centrally funded colleges with the highest score out of all.