“ 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

356 - Joint admission board of IITs to meet tomorrow The writer has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jun 22, 2012, 01.48AM IST

Joint admission board of IITs to meet tomorrowThe writer has posted comments on this articleTNN | Jun 22, 2012, 01.48AM IST

KANPUR: The IIT Council, on the instructions of HRD ministry, had convened a meeting of joint admission board (JAB) to discuss the future course of the advanced joint entrance exam ( AJEE) to be conducted in 2013. The meeting would be attended by the directors of all the IITs scheduled to be held in Delhi on June 23. IIT-Kanpur director S G Dhande would attend the meeting.

This development has taken place at a time when the IIT-Kanpur has decided to conduct its own entrance examination and not to participate in the common engineering test or the advanced JEE. The HRD ministry is keen on implementing the CET from 2013. But with objections raised by the IITs, it is ready to make some changes. During the meeting, the preparations regarding the CET would be discussed. The anger of the faculty members of the IIT-Kanpur had surfaced. The faculty members are annoyed that the JAB meeting has been called to discuss about the preparations about the advanced JEE. The teachers would meet Dhande on Thursday and ask him to put forth the institute's decision of conducting its own entrance examination.

"We would also be asking Dhande to keep IIT-K's view that it is too early to implement CET from 2013. Therefore, the HRD and the IIT Council should not bring about a change in the entrance examination before 2014," said a members of the faculty forum. The institute is in contact with other IITs on the issue and it is expected that IIT-Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur and Roorkee would be following IITKanpur in not participating in CET.