“ 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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

370 - Latest news on IIT JEE - 26th June 2012

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Keen to end the standoff with the IIT senates over the common entrance examination, the government has indicated that it is willing to rework its "one nation, one examination" proposal to address their concerns over the institutes' ...

IBNLive.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
PTI | 09:06 PM,Jun 25,2012 Institutions that have concerns may also indicate the Institutions that have concerns may also indicate the same so that they could be resolved at a separate meeting, the statement added. Today's meeting was held in the ...

Daily News & Analysis - ‎18 hours ago‎
The most compelling argument against the proposed Common Entrance Test to all engineering institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Information Technology and the National Institutes of Technology is that the ...

Indian Express - ‎Jun 24, 2012‎
Ahead of the crucial IIT Council meeting that could end the stalemate between IITs and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) over the new test format and decide the fate of lakhs of students, the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) ...

Economic Times - ‎Jun 24, 2012‎
The IIT student-selection imbroglio has the familiar confusion on what the real problem issues are. Understandable, because the problem is complex and the solution not obvious because of a sensitive public good that has many stakeholders, ...

Times of India - ‎Jun 24, 2012‎
MUMBAI: With the board exams just eight months away, parents are paying extra money to coaching classes to prepare their children for the upcoming board exams too, defying the purpose of a common entrance test for admissions to centrally funded ...

Business Standard - ‎Jun 24, 2012‎
A compromise offer worked out by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has pacified agitating members of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF). Even so, the problem of autonomy of the IITs ...

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎27 minutes ago‎
New Delhi, June 25: Praveen Kumar, an IIT aspirant from Jammu, has the JEE to crack next year but his deep anxiety is affecting his preparations. Praveen, who cleared his Class XII boards with 70 per cent marks this year, arrived in Delhi a few months ...

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎28 minutes ago‎
New Delhi, June 25: Students seeking admission to centrally funded tech schools other than the IITs will have to take just one entrance test rather than two if a meeting chaired by Kapil Sibal on Wednesday accepts the proposal.

Deccan Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
With the Senates of two Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) - Kanpur and Delhi - opposing the government's 'one nation, one test' proposal for admissions, there are indications that some changes may be affected in the new format of the joint ...