“ 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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Thursday, May 10, 2012

140 - Summary of Majority Views of IIT Senates

Current Practice to Continue in 2013
Not Clear 14%
No 14%
Yes 72%


Board Performance to be Added in Final JEE Ranking of IITs
Yes 14%
Not Clear 0%
No 86%


National Common Exam as a Screening Test from 2014
No 14%
Not Clear 0%
Yes 86%


IITs to Conduct its own Test to Select Candidates Using the Screened List from the National Test
No 14%
Not Clear 0%
Yes 86%


From the comparison and consolidation of the views of the various Senates, the following majority views clearly emerge and should therefore be accepted:
  1. The current practice of admissions to the undergraduate program to the IITs to continue unchanged for the year 2013.
  2. From 2014 onwards, the National entrance test is to be used as the Screening test for the purpose of admissions to the undergraduate program to the IITs. From the National entrance test, a fixed number of candidates (about 50,000) will be chosen who will become eligible to appear in the advanced test to be conducted by the IITs.
  3. IITs will conduct the advanced tests for the above Screened candidates. Only the performance in this advanced test will be used to select and admit candidates to the IITs undergraduate programs.
  4. The details of the IITs advanced test will be finalized in due course of time by discussion amongst the IITs, so that it can be implemented from the year 2014.
  5. The board performance is NOT to be used for the preparation of the final merit list, which will be based on only the IIT advanced test.
  6. There is no clear majority view emerging with respect to the issue: whether to use board marks as cut-off or as part of the initial Screening process. IITs would like to carry out detailed analyze of the board data in this respect.