“ 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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Friday, June 22, 2012

351 - IIT Delhi rejects proposal for new entrance format, adopts four-point resolution - NDTV

New Delhi: Following the footsteps of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the Senate body of IIT Delhi has rejected the proposal of the new entrance format for the IITs by the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal. The Senate, comprising of 200 faculty members, unanimously rejected the proposal announced by Mr Sibal on May 28.

Here is a look at the four-point resolution adopted by IIT Delhi:

With respect to the recent decisions on admissions to the undergraduate programs at the IITs, as proposed in IIT Council meeting of May 12, 2012 and the joint meeting of the councils of the IITs, NITs and the IIITs held on May 28, 2012, the IIT Delhi Senate unanimously resolves that:

1. These decisions, which are against the stated position of the Senate of IIT Delhi, impinge on the autonomy of IIT Delhi. Further, they are academically unsound and procedurally untenable. The Senate rejects the proposed admission procedure.

2. For the year 2013, the IIT Delhi shall admit students to its undergraduate programs through an examination which will be on a pattern similar to the one used in IIT JEE 2012.

3. For the above examination in 2013, as in earlier years, a committee is to be appointed by the Chairman Senate, IIT Delhi. This committee will coordinate the conduct of the above examination jointly with other IITs to the extent possible.

4. For the year 2014 and beyond, Chairman Senate shall constitute a committee to review the IIT JEE examination.