“ 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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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

201 - Joint entrance for IITs, engineering institutes - News Bullet

STAR News Bureau
Monday, 28 May 2012 18:12

New Delhi: A single entrance examination test will be held for admission into central government’s engineering institutes such as IITs, NIT and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) from the next year.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said, “IIT, NIT and IIIT council decide to have joint entrance test for engineering colleges. IIT had resisted to have a joint test with other institutions. Which is why a two tier system has been evolved.

Also, the joint council of the Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) have decided to change the procedure for selecting candidates for engineering colleges from 2013.

Under the proposed new format for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), students will be selected both on the basis of their entrance test as well as their class 12 board examination results.

The Education Ministry proposes to implement the new format from 2013 onwards, a ranking list will be prepared based on Class XII results with 50 percent weightage to it and 50 percent to the main test