“ 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 11, 2012

250 - IIT Delhi too defies Kapil Sibal, may have own entrance test - IBN Live


IIT Delhi too defies Kapil Sibal, may have own entrance test - IBN Live

Education | Updated Jun 10, 2012 at 02:20pm IST

New Delhi: After Kanpur, now IIT Delhi has raised questions on the proposed joint entrance exam for the IITs and all centrally-aided engineering colleges. The Delhi Senate may oppose the entrance exam proposal.

IIT Kanpur has already taken on Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, rejecting his proposal. IIT Kanpur has said it will conduct its own entrance examination in 2013 and will co-ordinate with those IITs who choose to join their admission process.

President Faculty Forum IIT Delhi Professor Sanjeev Sanghi speaking to CNN-IBN said, "We fully support what IIT-Kanpur has done. They were Left with no option. What IIT Kanpur has done was only expected as IIT's views were not considered by the senate. The HRD Ministry cannot force the IITs on academic issues."

Senate of IIT-Delhi will meet soon and discuss about conducting own exam.
IIT Kanpur Professor AK Chaturvedi said, "Hopes of lakhs of students each year rest on these exams. So the government shouldn't take it lightly. The decision on JEE should be taken after proper research and figures are taken into account."
Terming it as a very important development, IIT-Delhi alumni president Somnath Bharti said "other senates are likely to follow the suit".

The Senate of IIT Kanpur said that the recent IIT Council proposal on admissions to IITs is "academically and methodically unsound and in violation of the Institutes of Technology Act (1961) and IIT Kanpur Ordinances (Ordinance 3.2 (Admissions)".

"....the Senate resolves that IIT Kanpur will conduct the entrance examination for admissions to its undergraduate programmes in 2013," it said.

The decision came days after government rejected criticism of the decision to have a common IIT-JEE examination from 2013.

Sibal had claimed that it was approved without dissent at the IIT Council meeting and had the backing of the senates of four of the seven Indian Institutes of Technology.

He had maintained that he had categorically stated at the IIT council meeting that if "there is a single dissent" he will not go ahead with the proposal.

"The council consists of the IITs, the IIITs and the NITs. There was not a single dissent. It was unanimously adopted. Therefore, I went forward," the Minister had said.

Last month, Sibal had announced that from 2013, aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit under new a format of common entrance test which will also take plus two board results into consideration.


With Additional Inputs from Agencies