“ 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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New Common Entrance Exam Is IITs Brand Value-Sibal

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:00 [IST

Union Minister, MHRD Kapil Sibal has claimed that the new entrance exam format proposed for IIT's – Indian Institute of Technology will maintain the brand vale of the IIT's and help it acquire brighter students. He also said that the new format of the Joint Entrance Exam and 40% weightage allotment to class XII board marks will help students focus on their class XII board exams equally and will reduce their dependence on the coaching centres.

As per Sibal, the JEE exam will be conducted in 2 parts, Mains and Advanced. The Main exam will be an aptitude test and the advanced exam will test students knowledge about various subjects. The question paper will be prepared by the IIT and exam known as JEE will be introduced from the next academic year.

When this issue was slightly taken between the students of IIT-Delhi they disagreed with Sibal claiming that the new system will only burden on the students rather than keeping a check on coaching institutes. The students revealed that as per the new system class XII board marks will carry 40% weightage but those scoring less in class XII will have no options available. Moreover, the new exam format will cause more irregularities in class XII board exams.

While the state education ministers have jointly supported the proposal, Tamil Nadu has raised objections against it and Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Puducherry have asked for more time to contemplate on the proposal.