“ 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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Saturday, June 16, 2012

309 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assurance on JEE format - India Today

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assurance on JEE format

New Delhi, June 16, 2012 | UPDATED 10:32 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured he would speak to HRD minister Kapil Sibal about the ongoing agitation against the new format of the JEE, the IIT faculty federation said after meeting him on Friday.

According to the eight member delegation that met the PM at his residence for about 40 minutes, the PM said most problems should be resolved by a dialogue between the government and the IIT system and that the latter's autonomy will remain intact. "The PM gave us a very patient hearing and we have submitted a dossier with all the relevant documents (letters, minutes of IIT Senate meetings) to him. We stressed upon the fact that the new format should not be introduced in 2013," A.K. Mittal, secretary of the IIT faculty federation, said.
The meeting reportedly came in the backdrop of Sibal cutting short his US visit.