“ 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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Monday, April 9, 2012

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5.6 lakh take up IIT-JEE

Bangalore | Posted on Apr 09, 2012 at 10:00am IST

BANGALORE: Nearly 5.6 lakh students across the country on Sunday took IIT - Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)for admissions into the 15 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

The entrance test was conducted in two sections of three hours each. The morning paper held at 9 am had 60 questions for 210 marks, while the second paper conducted in the afternoon at 2 pm had 60 questions for 198 marks.

Both the papers were based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics’ concepts.

In Karnataka, there were four centres for the IIT-JEE- Bangalore, Belgaum, Mangalore and Mysore.

A common rank list of candidates who score at least 10 pr cent in each subject and 35 per cent in aggregate will be prepared. The results will be declared on May 18.

Seshadri L, a candidate, said, “No question had a straightforward answer, which is very much like the expected IIT paper. The questions tested your knowledge. The paper was easy if you knew your concepts. It was tough,” he said.

Prof N Chidanand from BASE, a Bangalore-based coaching centre, said t the papers� moderately difficult. “The Physics paper was moderate compared to Chemistry and Mathematics. The numerical problems were lengthy,” he said.
This year’s IIT-JEE would be the last entrance examination as the Ministry of HRD is all set to introduce a common, national level entrance test called Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) from 2013.