“ 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 7, 2012

86 - Central panel to visit IIt-B to resolve Jee reforms issue- Hindustan Times

Central panel to visit IIt-B to resolve Jee reforms issue

A special committee constituted by the human resources development (HRD) minister will meet faculty members of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) on Monday to address concerns over the issue of joint entrance exam (JEE) reforms.

The seven-member committee will make a presentation
The faculty, who will in turn present their set of objections.

The committee was formed last month by the ministry following opposition from IITs. The senates of IIT-B, IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Delhi have opposed the JEE reforms at special senate sessions convened in February and March, stating that 2013 is too early to implement the reforms.

The other contention of the IITs is that the central IIT council (comprising IIT directors and other officials) did not consult them on the reforms, which include giving 40% weightage to a student’s board exam marks based on a percentile score while determining admission to the IITs.

“Faculty members feel we have been taken for a ride,” said an IIT-B professor. The IIT council will be meeting next week to announce a final decision on the new system.