“ 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 20, 2012

326 - Latest news on CET dated 20th June 2012

India Today - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The controversial common entrance exam proposed by Union HRD Minister Kapil Si bal may not see the light of day after all -- at least not in its initially envisioned format. Headlines Today has learnt that the government has agreed to water down its ...

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAST WEEK WE ASKED: Do you think IITs are justified in their reaction to MHRD's formal proposal to reform IIT-JEE examination? The mixed reactions of the IITs to MHRD's proposal only reflects their doubt in the move's effectuality to enable them ...

Zee News - ‎2 hours ago‎
New Delhi: Giving in to the IIT faculty and alumni, the government is understood to be considering accepting some of their demands like not taking plus-two board results into account for preparing the merit list under a new common entrance system for ...

Firstpost - ‎4 hours ago‎
by FP Staff Jun 20, 2012 Despite the criticism for the new IIT entrance exam format from next year, Union Human Resources Development minister Kapil Sibal today strongly defended it and said there was no going back on his 'one exam' policy for ...

IBNLive.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
New Delhi: Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, said there is no going back on the new IIT entrance test format. Sibal said the autonomy of the IITs is not being ...

Times of India - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Unfazed by the resistance from the IIT faculty as well as the alumni, government would soon write to the joint admission board of the IITs to prepare the modalities for conducting the proposed common entrance test for admission to ...

Economic Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Protests by the IIT faculty, and at least one IIT Senate, against the new common entrance examination system notwithstanding, the government is going ahead with preparations to roll out the new look Joint Entrance Examination by 2013.

Economic Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Eight hundred IIT aspirants from the other backward classes (OBC), who made it past the Joint Entrance Exams, have stopped short of pressing their claim for the coveted admissions this year. This is a direct fallout of the JEE Committee ...

NDTV - ‎17 hours ago‎
I am a 16-year-old-student, about to begin class XII, and I'm preparing for all the engineering entrance exams for 2013. I have been sure of my career choice for nearly four years now, and have always enjoyed learning and building my knowledge.

Indian Express - ‎17 hours ago‎
Unfazed by the opposition mounting against the new JEE format in the IIT community, the Human Resource Development Ministry has begun moving to take the proposed common entrance exam forward. Kapil Sibal's ministry will write to the IIT Joint Admission ...

Hindustan Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
In what can be described as a 'softening' of stance, the government has asked the IIT-Delhi director to convene a meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) to deliberate on the modalities and format of the JEE (advanced) exam. Besides this, there were ...

Times of India - ‎18 hours ago‎
These are testing times for students, particularly those aspiring for admission into the IITs. The HRD ministry's proposal to make students sit for a common entrance test for all IITs, NITs and IIITs has given rise to a national controversy.

Zee News - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
New Delhi: In view of stiff opposition to the proposed Common Entrance Test for admission in IITs and other centrally-funded technical institutes, the government is mulling a new formula to end the controversy. Reports on Tuesday claimed that among the ...

NDTV - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
New Delhi: After an acrimonious fight between the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) over the new 'one nation, one test' entrance format for all centrally-funded engineering colleges, ...

Times of India - ‎Jun 18, 2012‎
NEW DELHI: More opposition to the common entrance test (CET) for admissions to engineering colleges, including the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) and National Institute of Technologies (NITs), is coming forth. Even as the union government ...

Zee News - ‎Jun 17, 2012‎
Summer vacations were always fun for 16 year old Jasin, who is preparing for various engineering entrance exams. Not this time! This class 12th student from Kerala now wakes up at 5 am every morning to study his class 12th course books, ...