“ 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

349 - Latest News on CET Dated 21st June 2012


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

Zee News - ‎3 hours ago‎
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.

Sibal wants to implement new JEE format in 2013

India Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dispelling rumours of deferment, Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday there was no going back on the decision to implement the new format of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in 2013. Defending the decision, Sibal said the change would ...

The old IIT entrance test format is for the rich: Kapil Sibal

IBNLive.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has made it clear that there is no going back on the new entrance test format for all the engineering institutes including the IITs. In an interview with CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, ...

HRD plans new formula to win over IITs

Financial Express - ‎4 hours ago‎
New Delhi: Even as Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said the government would not reverse the IIT Council decision on a new JEE format with weightage on school board scores, sources said that an olive branch had been informally extended to ...

New Sibal plan to make entry into IITs tougher

Hindustan Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
A compromise formula aimed at breaking the deadlock between teachers and HRD minister Kapil Sibal over admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) could end up hurting hundreds of thousands of aspiring students. Under the new formula, ...

IIT-B agrees to new test,with riders

Indian Express - ‎13 hours ago‎
The IIT-Bombay faculty forum, which met on Wednesday to see if a compromise formula can be worked out, decided they are ready to implement the new JEE from 2013, provided that the HRD Ministry agrees to their other conditions.

IIT entrance test row: Kapil Sibal refuses to budge from 2013 date

Times of India - ‎13 hours ago‎
Kapil Sibal has reiterated that the exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) would be implemented from next year. NEW DELHI: With IIT-Delhi Senate scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss its response to the common entrance test human ...

PM push breaks IIT-Sibal deadlock

Hindustan Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
In an attempt to broker a compromise, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has intervened in a row between IIT faculty members and the human resource development (HRD) ministry over admissions to the premier institutions. However, while the compromise ...

Govt gives in to IITs, waters down proposed common entrance test

India Today - ‎20 hours 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 ...

Student's corner

Business Standard - ‎21 hours 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 ...

Will change format if IITs have better idea: Sibal

Zee News - ‎22 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 ...

Sibal unmoved on JEE, tells IIT to suggest better solutions

Firstpost - ‎Jun 20, 2012‎
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 ...

Will change new entrance test format if IITs have better idea: Kapil Sibal

IBNLive.com - ‎Jun 20, 2012‎
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 ...

JEE toppers from city lured by IIT-Bombay

The Hindu - ‎Jun 20, 2012‎
For almost three years, they toiled hard to crack the JEE and get into an IIT, but that is the end of their journey as far as the city is concerned. The toppers of JEE from Chennai have opted for IIT-Bombay over IIT-Madras because they feel studying at ...

Common entrance test: HRD ministry to write to joint admission IIT boards

Times of India - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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 ...

Government to roll out new look Joint Entrance Examination by 2013

Economic Times - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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.

Hundreds of fake OBC quota IIT aspirants back out of Joint Entrance Exams

Economic Times - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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 ...

What IIT means to me: A 16-year-old's take

NDTV - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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.

HRD to tell board to begin work on new JEE format

Indian Express - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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 ...

Govt may soften stand, asks IIT-D to call meeting

Hindustan Times - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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 ...

Acid test

Times of India - ‎Jun 19, 2012‎
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.

CET row: Govt mulls new formula

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 ...

IIT entrance exam row: Breakthrough soon?

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, ...