“ 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

302 - A cheating device only a surgeon can find DNA e Paper

A cheating device only a surgeon can find
Kumar Chellappan l CHENNAI:

High-tech micro cameras attached to the buttons of shirts, micro transmitters capable of picking up and transmitting the images from these cameras and 

Bluetooth receivers embedded in ears which could be detected only by an ENT surgeon. These are not gadgets deployed by undercover agents of international spying networks like CIA or Mossad. These are instruments used by our own unemployed youths appearing for examinations held by Staff Selection Commission, entrusted with recruiting subordinate staff for the central government establishments in the country. "We caught hold of 200 candidates who were using Generation Next manipulation during the examinations held in Chhattisgarh," N K Raghupathy, chairman, SSC, said on Thursday.

He said the micro camera or spycams as they are known, pick up the video images of the question paper and transmit the same via a Bluetooth kept 50 meters away from the candidate. "His agent could monitor the same either in a laptop or a mobile phone. Then he gives the right answer to the candidate via the Bluetooth embedded in the latter's ears," said Raghupathy.

Manipulation and cheating in examinations and recruitments have come of age, he said. The SSC has initiated criminal proceedings against manipulators. "The software we use in evaluating the answer sheets are capable of detecting any kind of abnormalities and forgeries committed by the candidates. We have simplified the recruitment process so that all candidates get a level playing field. So there is no need for them to resort to manipulations and forgeries," said Raghupathy.

The SSC chairman disclosed that recruitment tests and personal interviews are being held in 13 regional languages to help candidates from non-Hindi regions. "They can have their personal interviews in their mother tongue and depending on the region from which they appear for the recruitment. The switching over to region al languages has paid rich dividends. There has been a four-fold increase in the number of candidates," he said.