“ 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

334 - Sibal unmoved on JEE, tells IIT to suggest better solutions - FIRST POST

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 selecting students for the premier institutes.

Kapil Sibal has said the new IIT-JEE will be implemented from 2013. PTI
Given the decision to hold the new format of the entrance exam was taken by the IIT Council there was no question of going back on it, Sibal said in an interview today that was  tweeted by CNN IBN’s Sagarika Ghose.

And for students hoping that the new system could be delayed due to the opposition to it, Sibal said that the new examination will be implemented from 2013.

As per the new system, there will be two exams that students will have to write but their class XII examination scores would also count.

“The old JEE destroying school system, leading to rampant coaching industry, biased in favour of urban areas and boys,” Sibal reportedly said.

Arguing against claims that the new system would not benefit the autonomy of the IITs and the quality of the students entering the institutes, the minister said he was willing to consider any better solutions that the IITs could come up with.

“IITs cannot pursue excellence at the cost of the school system. They must also have a stake in Board exams,” the minister reportedly said.