“ 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

256 - Students oppose changes in IIT-JEE - TNN

TNN Jun 4, 2012, 04.32AM IST

KANPUR: The meritorious students of IIT-Kanpur, who bagged various awards during the 44th convocation ceremony of the institute on Saturday, raised objections over the proposed changes in the pattern of the joint entrance test for IITs from 2013.

The students said that they do not want the HRD ministry to interfere into the process of JEE. It is a foolproof system to check the calibre of a student.

Through this screening process, the sharpest of the brains reach the IITs. If any change in the examination pattern is made by taking into consideration a student's performance in class XII for getting admission into IITs, the standard of JEE and the IITs will fall.

Shubhayu Chatterjee, Ankit Kumar and Ashish Gupta, recipients of the President's gold medal, Tej Pratap, winner of director's gold medal, Abhinav Prateek, winner of Ratan Swarup memorial prize and Parnika Agrawal, recipient of General Proficiency award and Batra gold medal stressed that the new pattern is not the right move of the HRD ministry.

The students said that due to existence of different boards in the country, measuring the performance of the students based on class XII results is not possible on the basis of any statistical formula. Therefore, the present system of JEE is best.

The Student Gymkhana of IIT-Kanpur also expressed concern over the proposed changes in the JEE pattern.

The students of this body have decided to join the faculty members over the issue.