“ 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

307 - IITK AA RESOLUTION ON ADMISSION PROCESS TO IITs


IITK AA RESOLUTION ON ADMISSION PROCESS TO IITs
Passed in its June 12 Board of Director's meeting.

The IIT Kanpur Alumni Association resolves:

1) That it is strongly opposed to IIT Council proposal of change in
admission process to IITs.

2) That it strongly endorses the view that the admission process at IITs
must be left to IITs to decide. This is the only way to maintain autonomy
of IITs.

3) That a fresh look at the situation be taken immediately and efforts be
made to work out a strategy keeping in view the interests of all
concerned.

4) That the hastily arrived at decision for such a major change be
withdrawn, and a proposal arrived at after discussions be implemented only
from the year 2014.

Best
Ashok Gupta
President IITK AA