“ 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

355 - India | Updated Jun 22, 2012 at 03:31pm IST Kapil Sibal to meet IIT Council on new JEE format - IBN Live

India | Updated Jun 22, 2012 at 03:31pm IST

Kapil Sibal to meet IIT Council on new JEE format

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday called a special meeting of IIT Council on June 27 to discuss the impasse over the new entrance exam format. In a press release, Sibal said, "The uncertainty faced by the student community, consequent to the resolutions of the Senates of IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi, requires to be addressed. Consequently, a special meeting of the IIT Council is being convened on 27.6.2012."

IIT-Delhi on Thursday rejected government's single entrance test proposal and decided to conduct separate test. The IIT-Delhi Senate officials said the institute will conduct the exam in association with IIT-Kanpur, which is also against the new format.

Sibal on Wednesday had told CNN-IBN that the new joint entrance exam will start in 2013. Sibal had 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, he defended the new format saying it would help improve the declining school standards and will also help more girl students get into the IITs considering they do well in Class 12 boards.

The trouble began after the HRD Ministry decided to go ahead and implement the new JEE format starting next year. The IITs objected to the decision saying the ministry took the decision without taking their concerns into account, primarily the inclsuion of Class 12 board results for admission. The IITs themsleves have been split over the HRD decision.