“ 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, June 2, 2012

171 - IIT alumni to move court on changes in JEE - Business Standard

IIT alumni to move court on changes in JEE

The new format would increase dependence on coaching institutes, they argue BS Reporter / New Delhi May 31, 2012, 16:53 IST

Alumni members of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are gearing up for a legal recourse on the changes to be introduced in the joint entrance examination with effect from 2013.
IIT Delhi alumni president Somnath Bharti told Business Standard, "We will have a meeting tomorrow at IIT Delhi campus to work out the modalities of which court to approach and decided on the petitioners."

The councils of IITs, NITs  (National Institutes of Technology) and IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) on Monday decided to have joint entrance test for engineering colleges from 2013.

The new format would increase dependence on coaching institutes and would be subject to the varying standards of Class XII boards, bringing down the standard of IITs. IITs have technical leadership and by doing this, Kapil Sibal would be jeopardising the vision Nehru had while creating IITs as a centre of excellence, he added

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, who made the announcement after chairing a joint council of IITs, NITs and IIITs, said the selection of the candidates for the IITs and other central institutes would be different even as all the aspirants will have to go through all the steps under new format. This system will replace the IIT-JEE and AIEEE.

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), which meets on June 6 at New Delhi, is expected to pass a resolution to hold common entrance test  for all technical educational institutions across the country.