“ 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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Saturday, April 21, 2012

124 - IIT: Class 12 results will not be accepted

IIT: Class 12 results will not be accepted

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will not be accepting Class 12 board results as part of the admission process in 2013.

The decision not to accept Class 12 results came after faculty members at the IITs stated that giving 40 percent weightage to Class 12 exams could mean that weaker students would gain admission to the IITs.

Faculty at IIT Bombay had also pointed out that there were too many exam boards in India. Each of these boards had different standards for Class 12. Students sitting for boards which were tougher would be unfairly penalized in the process.

IIT faculty had earlier met Kapil Sibal and stated that they needed more time to discuss the implications of a single entrance exam for IITs.

It remains unclear whether a Joint Entrance Exam replacing IIT JEE will be implemented in 2013.

The next meeting between IIT directors, faculty members and the HRD Ministry is expected to take place in June.

Do you agree with IIT faculty's decision not to consider Class 12 board marks?