“ 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 15, 2012

301 - HRD’S EMPTY SILENCE As the IIT community ups the ante against the proposed common entrance exam for engineering colleges, the HRD Ministry is maintaining an uncharacteristic silence. Reason: all key officials are currently abroad. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is in the US for the strategic dialogue — and he is being accompanied by Higher Education Secretary Ashok Thakur who handles technical education and IITs, the minister’s private secretary V Umashankar who is an IIT graduate and very well versed with the issue, and the joint secretary in charge of administration, Amit Khare. To top it all, the media officer of the ministry is on leave. - Indian Express


HRD’S EMPTY SILENCE
Updated: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:44 IST

As the IIT community ups the ante against the proposed common entrance exam for engineering colleges, the HRD Ministry is maintaining an uncharacteristic silence. Reason: all key officials are currently abroad.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is in the US for the strategic dialogue — and he is being accompanied by Higher Education Secretary Ashok Thakur who handles technical education and IITs, the minister’s private secretary V Umashankar who is an IIT graduate and very well versed with the issue, and the joint secretary in charge of administration, Amit Khare. To top it all, the media officer of the ministry is on leave.