“ 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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IIT-JEE: IITs unhappy with changes

Editorial Team, 31, March

The replacement of Indian Institute of Technology’s Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) with Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) is raising questions among IITs.

IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur senates recently wrote to HRD ministry asking to consider their suggestions regarding the replacement of the entrance test. IIT Madras Faculty Association has conveyed similar views to other IITs. Not only have the IITs doubted the early and hurried decision of replacement of IIT-JEE but also the format of the new exam ISEET.

The IITs welcome the decision of bringing reforms in the current entrance exam but they want a say in the process of implementation of ISEET.

The government has proposed to change the IIT-JEE format by introducing two-part objective-type tests and giving weightage to Class XII marks.

The Ministry plans to hold ISEET from 2013 which will replace the existing IIT-JEE and the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). This would serve as a single national entrance exam for admission to engineering and science courses in institutes such as the 15 IITs, 30 NITs and other prestigious technical institutes.

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