“ 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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Saturday, June 23, 2012

360 - IIT-Delhi too rejects HRD`s single entrance test proposal -edu leaders


22 June 2012 

A senate member said, "We will not accept the proposed single entrance test and will conduct our own entrance exam from next academic session."

Following IIT- Kanpur footstep, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) too revolted against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test. The institute has decided to conduct its own entrance exam from 2013. The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of the institute`s senate.

Terming the proposed test "impinges" on the autonomy of IIT-Delhi, a IIT-Delhi senate member said, "We will not accept the proposed single entrance test and will conduct our own entrance exam from next academic session." The member said, "The proposed test is academically unsound and procedurally untenable." He said the other IITs have been asked to reject the new system and join hands with IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur.

IIT Faculty Federation president Sanjeev Sanghi said, “We have rejected the governments' proposal and instead would be having our own separate test."  The decision, taken following a meeting of the IIT Delhi senate, said that the exams would be conducted in association with IIT-Kanpur, which has also rejected the government's single entrance test move June 8.

Several IITs have come out in opposition on the proposed common entrance test, which merges IIT Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) with the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and also includes a fixed weightage from school board exam. The IIT Faculty Federation and alumni associations have called the decision an attack on the autonomy of the institutions.

The decision of IIT Delhi came a day after Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal contended that the common test was in favour of students as well as premier institutes. IIT-Kanpur had already rejected the proposal terming it "academically and methodically unsound".

Besides this the government had on May 28 announced the new test from 2013, under which aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit under new a format of common entrance test which will also take plus two board results into consideration.

Following IIT- Kanpur footstep, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) too revolted against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test. The institute has decided to conduct its own entrance exam from 2013. The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of the institute`s senate.

Terming the proposed test "impinges" on the autonomy of institute, an IIT-Delhi senate member said, "We will not accept the proposed single entrance test and will conduct our own entrance exam from next academic session." The member said, "The proposed test is academically unsound and procedurally untenable." He said the other IITs have been asked to reject the new system and join hands with IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur.

IIT Faculty Federation president Sanjeev Sanghi said, “We have rejected the governments' proposal and instead would be having our own separate test."  The decision, taken following a meeting of the IIT Delhi senate, said that the exams would be conducted in association with IIT-Kanpur, which has also rejected the government's single entrance test move June 8.

Several IITs have come out in opposition on the proposed common entrance test, which merges IIT Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) with the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and also includes a fixed weightage from school board exam. The IIT Faculty Federation and alumni associations have called the decision an attack on the autonomy of the institutions.

The decision of IIT Delhi came a day after Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal contended that the common test was in favour of students as well as premier institutes. IIT-Kanpur had already rejected the proposal terming it "academically and methodically unsound".

Besides this the government had on May 28 announced the new test from 2013, under which aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit under new a format of common entrance test which will also take plus two board results into consideration.