“ 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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78 - IIT JEE Exam On Way, Weightage of 40% for Class 12 - ONE INDIA

IIT JEE Exam On Way, Weightage of 40% for Class 12

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 12:14 [IST]

A common aptitude-cum-advanced knowledge test will replace the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) in 2013. Test cores will have 60% weight in deciding admissions; school board marks will have 40%. Test and board scored will determine admissions to all centrally funded engineering institutions.

The Common Entrance Exam, planned as a SAT-type test, is likely to be held online from 2014 and could be given twice a year, said the highly placed sources. The paper test is likely to stay on until the online system stabilizes. The NIT council has already approved the new format. All the IIT's have also agreed and are likely to give their format approval at a meeting of the Joint Admission Board on February 18.

The human resource development (HRD) ministry has formed a committee of IIT directors and CBSE officials to work out the modalities before the meeting. The ministry has been working on a common entrance format for over a year, with the aim of reducing the stress of taking multiple tests for students just out of class 12, checking the coaching business which promotes learning by rote, and reinforcing the importance of school education.

Mr.Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister has plans to take the proposal to the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) to help build acceptability and consensus for the Common Entrance Test among state governments.

The source said “The common entrance exam will have two elements- simple aptitude testing to access scholastic levels, and an advanced section which a student can choose to either continue with or can skip off”.
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