“ 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

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India-IITs revolt on joint engineering test, will take Union HRD ministry to court

Posted by on June 2,

India-Indian Institute of Technology-Opinion is growing against the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry’s decision to introduce a common engineering test for central engineering institutions including IITs, NITs and IIITs with the IIT alumni on Friday deciding to move court against it–Faculty members from IIT Kanpur are also planning to boycott the institute’s convocation ceremony on Saturday as a mark of protest.

-While efforts have been made by the faculty federations to seek an appointment with the PM to explain their opposition to the common exam, the HRD ministry is seeking to engage the faculty members-In a meeting on Friday of alumni members and faculty members, it was decided to file PILs against the common exam proposal within a week. “The IIT alumni will file PILs in various high courts within a week.

-The members felt that efforts should be done to get a hearing at the earliest and demand that the common test be postponed to 2014,” said Somnath Bharti, IIT Delhi alumni association president-Sources in IIT Kanpur said there was a sense of dissatisfaction that the HRD ministry had not heeded the faculty’s concerns before announcing the decision.

-Therefore, there is a plan to boycott the convocation ceremony on Saturday. A senior faculty member from IIT Kanpur said, “Although all faculty members are upset with the decision, some will attend the convocation because it’s an important occasion for the students.”

-All India IIT Faculty Federation secretary A K Mittal said, “People across IITs are concerned and agitated at the ministry’s decision. We have written to the PM opposing the decision and will seek time from him.”

-The main points of contention between the faculty members and the ministry include the weightage given to class XII board exams for shortlisting candidates and the lack of complete control over the IIT exam. There are 15 IITs with about 10,000 seats in the country. At the root of the debate is the elite status of these tech institutes, and clubbing them with IIITs and NITs is seen as pulling down the centres of excellence to the level of ordinariness.

-HRD ministry sources said that efforts were being to ensure that the matter does not go to the courts. A senior official said, “The ministry has over a period of two years held lengthy consultations and tried to accommodate all the concerns raised by the various stakeholders.”

-Ministry sources said that the IITs are geared for conducting exams for 5-6 lakh students but the numbers would increase to 20 lakh with the common test. “We have even said that IITs will be able to direct the agency that conducts the test,” the source said, pointing out that the concerns being raised had been dealt with through several rounds of discussions….and some IIT;s colleges like ……………