“ 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

176 - Some Issues reg. new pattern for IIT admissions


Some Issues reg. new pattern for IIT admissions

"A big problem that the IITs are anticipating in the new system is that for every candidate who takes the exam, the board scores furnished by him/her, will have to be ratified by the respective board. "Though a sizeable number of candidates will be from the CBSE, the majority will be from other state boards and that is where we will need the school education departments to co-operate. In order to facilitate this, the MHRD has convened a meeting of the state education ministers," explained a senior IITJEE committee member."

"Alumni association members from the IITs of Delhi, Kanpur and Kharagpur met here today and decided to move “various high courts” within a week against the IIT Council’s “unilateral” decision that overruled objections from several IIT senates."

"IIT teachers and senates have cited how the various higher secondary boards adopt different standards of evaluation. They have argued that weightage to Class XII scores would disadvantage students from certain states, such as Bengal, whose boards are tight-fisted in awarding marks.However, being government employees, the teachers would have found it difficult to move court against the IIT Council, which is headed by Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal. The alumni, many of whom donate generously to the institutes, have no such problems."

"A special meeting of IIT Kanpur Senate has been called on Saturday to discuss the sidelining of IIT-K senate in JEE reforms by the Ministry and legal repercussions."

"A single test is a good idea, but it has its own problems. What will happen if a paper is leaked in some obscure corner of the country? Will or should the tests in thousands of centres round the country be scrapped and re-held? In any case, how will the Government keep the question papers secret everywhere without fail? These are real issues to which the Government seems to have given little thought."