“ 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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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

99 - CABE set to ratify joint entrance exam proposal - Deccan Chronicle

CABE set to ratify joint entrance exam proposal

April 10, 2012
By N. Arun Kumar

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), which meets on April 23 at New Delhi, is expected to pass a resolution to hold common entrance test - joint entrance examination - for all technical educational institutions across the country, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), which has relented to the proposal.

The human resource development (HRD) ministry tabled its proposal in the IIT council on September 18 last year.

The council accepted the report of the Ramasami committee and decided that the report be placed in CABE and before state education ministers so that the new system could be put in place by 2013-14. As a follow-up, the proposal will be tabled in CABE on April 23 for ratification.

JEE will consist of two papers - main and advance. The main paper will be an examination for 180 minutes with an objective to test foundational understanding of the candidate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

The test will be designed by not only the subject experts but could also involve participation of experts in Psychometry.

The advance paper will also be for 180 minutes and have the same syllabus as the main paper. The questions will test the problem-solving abilities of the students besides skills in problem formulation and incisive thinking.

Candidates will submit separate application forms for taking JEE, for admission to the participating Centrally-funded institute and other institutions. Application for JEE will result in allotment of a JEE reference number. After obtaining this number, a candidate has to apply for admission in the participating institute quoting this number.

In addition to the marks in the three components, an institute rank will also be provided to each candidate.

The rank will be determined by using the following weightages - board marks: 40 per cent, main test: 30 per cent, advance test: 30 per cent.

The JEE apex board will be constituted by IIT-NIT councils and be responsible for the overall policies and statutory responsibilities for conducting the examination. The IITs, NITs and IIITs will have online counselling through a single window based on the institute rank.