“ 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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Sunday, April 1, 2012

74 - IIT's Stand On To Play A Bigger Role In ISEET-2013 - ONE INDIA EDUCATION

IIT's Stand On To Play A Bigger Role In ISEET-2013

Friday, March 30, 2012, 12:15 [IST

The Indian Institute of Technology are presently claiming that they too want to take part in ISEET 2012, the new entrance examination proposed by the centre to replace IITJEE. While the members of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur board have appealed to the HRD ministry for considering their suggestions, IIT Madras Faculty Association has expressed solidarity on the same issue in front of the other IIT's.

The Sources from IIT Madras Faculty association have revealed that ministry did not even bother to consult them before proposing the changes. The association also revealed that although they too were in the favor of including class 12 marks in the admission process and felt that the formula derived by the Indian Statistical Institute for generalizing class 12 marks was quite fair.

However, the entire IIT community is still unable to understand why the HRD Ministry is introducing the new exam in 2013 in a hurry without considering the pros and cons of the change. IIT Kanpur academic also revealed that the entire proposal of ISEET is sketchy and no official documents have been sent to IIT's till now regarding ISEET.

Moreover, whatever the IIT's are currently inferring about ISEET is only from a presentation once made by HRD as well as media. The entire IIT community is unhappy with the whole issue and wants to atleast have a say in the entire change process.