“ 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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Monday, June 4, 2012

192 - Pan IIT Chairman Hari Padmanabhan Writes to HRD Minister


From: <chairman@paniitalumni.org>
Date: 27 April 2012 15:36
Subject: Pan IIT Alumni's collective viewpoint on the changes being discussed regarding IIT JEE
To: hrm@nic.in
Cc: secy.dhe@nic.in, Athakur.edu@nic.in, haripaddy@gmail.com


Dear Shri.Kapil Sibal ,

We ,Pan IIT Alumni India have after many informal discussions and a formal forum conducted recently at IIT Delhi , formulated the attached letter as our collective view on the subject .

We are confident that you will appreciate our concerns and give this the consideration it deserves in any decision that may be made on the subject .

We will be pleased to meet you in person and present our views to further clarify our views.

Yours sincerely ,

Hari Padmanabhan
Chairman, Pan IIT Alumni India

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