“ 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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6 - IIT faculty body opposes entrance exam changes - Deccan Chronicle


IIT faculty body opposes entrance exam changes- Deccan Chronicle

February 29, 2012 Age Correspondent New Delhi

The All-India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) on Tuesday strongly opposed the proposed changes to the existing IIT-JEE entrance examination pattern, alleging that it was an arbitrary decision being imposed by the Union human resource development ministry.

The latest opposition could seriously jeopardise the government’s ambitious plan to introduce a common national examination for undergraduate engineering courses across the country.

In a letter to the directors of all the IITs on the issue of modifying undergraduate admission process at IITs from 2013, the AIIITFF has claimed that the views, comments and recommendations of one of the main stakeholders, namely the faculty of the IITs, have not been taken at all till now. “Many IITs have debated this matter on different platforms and have passed resolutions expressing concern over the proposal,” the letter written by secretary, AIIITFF, Prof. Atul K. Mittal, adds.
“It is felt that issues pertaining to the IITs must first be debated at the statutory bodies (senate) for views, recommendations and acceptance before is implemented,” the letter said.