“ 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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Thursday, June 21, 2012

347 - CET row: IIT-D to decide response to govt's move - ZEE News

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 09:45

New Delhi: Amid indications that it could hold its own exam, IIT Delhi will decide on Thursday its response to the government's move to have a single entrance test for the elite institutes even as the HRD ministry looks set to go ahead with its plans. 

IIT Kanpur had recently decided to conduct its own entrance test, terming as "academically and methodically unsound" the May 28 decision of the IIT Council to hold the single entrance test. 

IIT Faculty and the alumni have been opposing the move tooth and nail, demanding that the new system should not be implemented before 2014. 

They contend implementing the new system from 2013 will put a lot of pressure on students already in midst of preparing for the IIT-JEE next year. 

The government is likely to ask the joint admission board of the IITs soon to prepare the modalities for conducting the advanced test under the proposed common entrance exam. Sources also said that the senates of IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur held internal meetings today about the proposed exam and possible alternatives in the two-tier test. 

The meeting of the IIT Delhi senate comes even as HRD Minister Kapil Sibal reiterated that there was no going back from holding the single entrance test from next year. 

"This is not my decision (on holding the single entrance test). This is a decision of the IIT council which is a statutory authority under the IIT Act. The IITs have by and large accepted this decision," Sibal told a news channel when asked if he was considering going back on the decision in face of opposition from IIT faculty and alumni to the test.