“ 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 13, 2012

271 - IIT-Kanpur & Delhi To Go For Its Own Entrance Exam _ One India

Monday, June 11, 2012, 14:54 [IST]

Monday, June 11, 2012, 14:54 [IST]

The IIT-CET (Indian Institute of Technology-Common Entrance Test) recently received a formal rejection from IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K).It was HRD Ministry, Kapil Sibal's decision to hold a common entrance test for IIT's and NIT's.

IIT-K has come across a decision to conduct its own entrance test in 2013. The decision, not to participate in the common entrance test suggested by the HRD Ministry was made by the institute on Friday, 8th June, 2012. IIT alumni planned to move court against CET and there are signs that other IIT's too may follow the IIT-Kanpur example.

IITK officials reveal that students can appear for the entrance exam in 2013 and the institute will look into the proposal of common entrance exam for 2014. As of now they would conduct the own entrance exam for which the exam committee has been formed. Dr.YN Mohapatra, spokesperson, IIT Kanpur senate, adding that the rules gave IIT senates the right to decide their admission process and syllabi said "In the interest of students, we have decided to hold a separate exam. We will not be part of the Joint Test proposed by the IIT council in 2013".

Well, After Kanpur its IIT Delhi who has raised question on the proposed joint entrance exam for the I
IT's and all centrally-sided engineering colleges. Yes, IIT-D is also likely to follow the Kanpur model and hold its own entrance tests for 2013. The Delhi senate may oppose the Entrance Exam proposal.

The president of IIT-Delhi Professor Sanjeev Sanghi speaking to reporters 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 IIT's on academic issues".

Terming it as a very important development, IIT-Delhi alumni present Somnath Bharti said "other senates are likely to follow the suit". The senate of IIT Kanpur sid that recent IIT Council proposal on admissions to IIT's is "academically and methodically unsound and in violation of the Institutes of Technology Act (1961) and IIT Kanpur Ordinances (Ordinance 3.2 (Admissions)". It said that...."The senate resolves that IIT Kanpur will conduct the entrance examination for admissions to its undergraduate programmes in 2013".

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal 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.

Well, for now IIT Delhi is following IIT Kanpur in not accepting the Common Entrance Test for IIT's. What do you think!! Will other IIT's too, follow IIT Kanpur and Delhi for the same proposal?What would be the impact of IIT's on Entrance Exam? Post your comments now- Self Entrance Exam or Common Entrance Exam??