“ 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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Friday, June 8, 2012

227 - IIT Kanpur Faculty Opposes New IIT JEE 2013 Pattern - HT Campus

IIT Kanpur Faculty Opposes New IIT JEE 2013 Pattern 

The format of JEE-MAIN and JEE Advanced 2013 IIT JEE has been contended by the IIT Kanpur faculty as ‘breach of trust’.

Posted by HTCampus Expert on June 7, 2012, 3:09 p.m.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) has now joined the protest with IIT alumni against the introduction of the new IIT JEE exam format 2013 as decided by the HRD Ministry lead by Kapil Sibal and IIT Council. The new format of the Common Entrance Test IIT JEE proposed that 2013 onwards, a two step IIT JEE entrance exam will be conducted - JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

IIT Kanpur called the new IIT JEE admission format a ‘breach of trust’ and maintained that the new system should not be implemented before 2014. They contended that both the process and the content of the new examination IIT JEE 2013 was not clear as yet and would not be for sometime soon because work on the details has not been started as yet.

According to the IIT Kanpur Federation, the format announced is a "piecemeal patch-work" with "serious academic and organisational lacunae" in each of the components of the test. "It has the potential of becoming a national disaster if not opposed by all stakeholders at this stage."

Clearing the air, the federation said that while a large number of admission tests are certainly undesirable, a single test on the other hand would be more harmful as it is likely to lead to much more stress, and it can become unfair to a large number of students because of contingent uncertainties.

The IIT-Kanpur faculty federation felt using school board marks through percentile based normalisation as proposed under the new format is untested, and based on questionable hypothesis. Adding on to this, the federation added that the students are victims to a bad education system and said attributing failure of the schooling system to engineering admission tests is to abrogate the responsibility of improving it.

"The new format is a retrograde step and reverses the continuous churning within the IIT system to improve its admission process academically. The decision to effect the changes, that too from 2013, against all academic advice, reeks of executive brinkmanship with the sole aim of hogging the limelight for reforms credit," the federation said.

The IIT Federation also attacked the government saying, "the decision to effect the changes, that too from 2013, against all academic advice, reeks of executive brinkmanship with the sole aim of hogging the limelight for reforms credit," .The IIT Alumni Association decided to file public interest litigations in various courts so that they could get a stay order by June 6, because that is when the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was supposed to meet. The fate of the new exam format of IIT JEE 2013 is yet to take shape in the current scheme of events.