“ 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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Sunday, June 24, 2012

364 - Latest news on IIT JEE 24th June 2012


IIT-B alumni association surveys opinions on new JEE
Times of India - ‎3 minutes ago‎

MUMBAI: The alumni association of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) is conducting an online survey to check the opinion of their fellow members, students and the faculty of the institute on the Joint Entrance Examination 2013.

Admissions board favours percentile cut-off for IIT
Financial Express - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: In what could be described as a middle path to ease the tension between the government and the Indian Institutes of Technology, the IIT joint admission board (JAB) seems to have decided to suggest a formula based on percentiles.

Caught between Kapil Sibal and the JEE
Daily News & Analysis - ‎2 hours ago‎

Ever since Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal announced that a student's Std 12 scores would be given weightage for admission into the IITs, there have been several concerns raised. Foremost among these is the division of a student's labour and time, ...

IIT council likely to re-think JEE reforms proposal
Daily News & Analysis - ‎2 hours ago‎

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA While the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) will decide its stand on the reformed Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) debate on July 5 in a senate meeting, all eyes are set on the IIT council ...

Crucial IIT directors' meet to discuss exam row
Zee News - ‎7 hours ago‎

New Delhi: Ahead of next week's meeting called by the government on the single entrance exam row, IIT directors on Saturday discussed a compromise formula which include a proposal to take top 20-30 students based on percentile ranking of respective ...

Kapil Sibal hopes IIT council meet will resolve CET row
Times of India - ‎8 hours ago‎

HRD minister Kapil Sibal is pinning hopes on the June 27 meeting of the IIT Council to end the raging controversy. NEW DELHI: The Delhi and Mumbai IITs may have moved away from the proposed common entrance test (CET) for the IITs, NITs and IIITs, ...

No weightage for marks: IIT Admission Board
Indian Express - ‎9 hours ago‎

Weightage will not be given to Class XII school board scores in admission to IITs. School marks will only serve as a cut-off to 'screen' students for eligibility to appear for a separate IIT test, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IITs is learnt to ...

IIT JAB meet comes up with 'solution'
Economic Times - ‎10 hours ago‎

NEW DELHI: The emergency meeting of the IIT joint admission board ( JAB) in Delhi on Saturday agreed to work out the modalities of the JEE advanced examination. It also discussed a possible resolution of the current stand off between IITs and the IIT ...

IIT admission body okays centre's plan
Hindustan Times - ‎10 hours ago‎

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs on Saturday endorsed the formula backed by the Centre to resolve a standoff with the IIT faculty over changes in the joint entrance examination (JEE) norms. HT reported on June 21 how the HRD ministry ...

We are not fixing the IIT system. We are fixing an aberration that has ...
Indian Express - ‎12 hours ago‎

Kapil Sibal: Over the years, we have taken substantive steps both in the education and telecom sectors. In education, the school sector has seen the beginning of an enormous reform. In the higher education sector, we are trying to get the semester ...

IIT Directors to meet today over common entrance test row
India Today - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

In the backdrop of raging row over government proposal for single entrance test, IIT Directors will meet here on Saturday to chalk out a plan of action amid indications that some more of the elite institutions could follow Delhi and Kanpur in rejecting ...

IIT admission board meets today amid exam angst
Financial Express - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

New Delhi: The cloud of uncertainty over admissions to the elite Indian Institutes of Technology has thickened. In the backdrop of two leading IITs – Kanpur and Delhi – opposing the common entrance exam proposed by the government and two more seen ...

IIT, JEE brass meet on joint entrance test today
Times of India - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

The IIT council had announced that aspiring candidates for IITs and other central institutes like NITs and IIITs will have to sit from 2013 under a new format of CET that will also take class XII board results into consideration triggering a major row.

IIT council to meet to clear confusion over new entrance exam format
Daily Mail - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

By RITIKA CHOPRA The rebellion of the IITs has forced the HRD ministry to call a special meeting of the IIT council on June 27. In a statement issued to the media on Friday, the ministry said the meeting has been convened to address the uncertainty ...

Sibal calls meeting of IIT Council
Indian Express - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

With IIT-Delhi also rejecting the proposed common entrance examination for all engineering colleges, and amidst apprehensions that more IITs may follow suit, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has called a meeting of the IIT Council next week to address ...

IIT-Delhi students back institute's move to hold separate entrance test
Times of India - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

An online survey conducted of over 900 students by two students bodies said that 93% students were opposed to the new JEE format. NEW DELHI: A day after IIT-Delhi joined ranks with IIT-Kanpur to conduct its own entrance test; an overwhelming number of ...

IIT dissent spreads, two more favour own test
Hindustan Times - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

Two more centres of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) may join its Kanpur and Delhi branches in holding their own admission tests from next year, further challenging HRD minister Kapil Sibal's plan for a common engineering entrance exam.

Govt calls for meeting with IIT Council to iron out test issue
Hindu Business Line - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

The controversy surrounding the proposed 'one nation, one test' module for engineering institutes has reached fever pitch with the Government calling for a special meeting with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council to discuss the issue.

Exam row: IIT Directors to meet tomorrow
Hindustan Times - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

Against the backdrop of a controversy over the government's proposal for single entrance test, IIT Directors will meet in New Delhi on Saturday which will be followed by their meeting with HRD minister Kapil Sibal next week to address the issue.

IIT revolt: Sibal calls emergency meet; students caught in between
NDTV - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

New Delhi: A day after Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi rejected the new entrance exam format, announced by Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal last month, and said it would hold its own entrance exam, much like IIT Kanpur, ...

Kapil Sibal calls meeting of IIT Council on June 27
IBNLive.com - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎

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 ...

IIT-Delhi revolts Kapil Sibal's common examination, to hold own entrance test
Economic Times - ‎Jun 21, 2012‎

NEW DELHI: Yet another IIT senate has rejected human resource development minister Kapil Sibal's new common entrance examination. The IIT Delhi senate on Thursday rejected the common exam and decided to hold its own entrance test from 2013.

IIT-Kanpur faculty elated over IIT-Delhi's decision to conduct own exam
Times of India - ‎Jun 21, 2012‎

KANPUR: After IIT-Kanpur, the senate of IIT-Delhi also decided to conduct its own entrance exam in the year 2013. The decision was taken during the meeting of academic senate of IIT-Delhi on Thursday. This decision has sent a wave of jubilation among ...

IIT-B senate to hold meeting regarding JEE
Hindustan Times - ‎Jun 21, 2012‎

The senate of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) will meet on July 5 to discuss the contentious issues of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) reforms. On Thursday IIT-Delhi decided to go with IIT-Kanpur, whose senate had said earlier this month ...

Jolt to Sibal, IIT Delhi to conduct own test next year
The Hindu - ‎Jun 21, 2012‎

IIT Delhi has decided to reject the government's plan to hold a common entrance test for all undergraduate engineering courses, and will instead conduct its own entrance examination next year. Following more than two hours of discussions on Thursday ...

IIT-JEE catered to rich and powerful, needed change: Sibal
Firstpost - ‎Jun 21, 2012‎

by FP Staff Jun 21, 2012 The existing IIT entrance exams catered only to the rich and powerful who could send their wards to coaching classes and as a result required an overhaul, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said. “An IIT Mumbai study shows, ...

IIT test minus board weightage on table
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎6 hours ago‎

New Delhi, June 23: A compromise offer by Kapil Sibal that IIT teachers had refused to consider because of its informal nature may now be made official to try and settle the dispute over admission reforms. The idea is to drop the planned weightage to ...

IIT meet inconclusive
The Asian Age - ‎10 hours ago‎

A crucial meeting on Saturday of the Joint Admission Board of the IITs, comprising the directors of all the 16 IITs, remained inconclusive on the issue of a single entrance exam. The meeting assumes significance as Union human resources development ...

Series of meetings to help untie IIT test knot
Daily Pioneer - ‎11 hours ago‎

The fate of over six lakh IIT aspirants hangs in balance ahead of several crucial meetings by various stakeholders, including the HRD Ministry, in the following week. Directors of about 12 IITs, in an urgent meet called on Saturday, pondered over ...