“ 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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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

376 - Latest News on IIT JEE - 27th June 2012

Entrance exam row: IIT Council to meet today; will the impasse end?
NDTV - ‎32 minutes ago‎

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council, headed by Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, will meet in New Delhi today with the hope of resolving the impasse over the new entrance exam format. The union minister called ...

Sibal to meet IIT directors today to resolve entrance exam row
Hindustan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎

HRD minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors on Wednesday to resolve the common entrance exam row as the government proposal is being resisted by some of the IITs. Sibal will chair the meeting of the IIT council, the highest decision making body of ...

IITs, Govt likely to agree on a compromise formula
IBNLive.com - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: After weeks of uncertainty, the IIT admission row could be resolved on Wednesday. The IIT Council members will meet HRD ministry officials on Wednesday to try and resolve the issue. -Letting only the top 20 percentile of each board appear ...

No common ground in sight regarding IIT admissions
Economic Times - ‎5 hours ago‎

NEW DELHI: HRD minister and IIT Council chairman Kapil Sibal is caught in a tight spot. If the government thought that reworking its "one nation, one examination" proposal to accommodate the concerns of protesting IIT faculty would resolve the ...

IIT-Kharagpur in 'wait and watch mode' over common test
Times of India - ‎7 hours ago‎

KOLKATA: The final decision regarding the Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal's proposal to hold a common entrance test for the IITs is likely to be taken on Wednesday. The directors of all the 15 IITs have already reached Delhi to participate in the IIT ...

IIT-Kharagpur pushes for 30% cut-off, status quo for now
Hindustan Times - ‎9 hours ago‎

Ahead of the IIT council meet on June 27, the extended executive committee of the IIT-Kharagpur Teacher's Association met on Monday and passed a resolution on several points relating to the new JEE pattern. The four-point resolution stated that the ...

Before key meet, IIT head questions new exam plan
Hindustan Times - ‎9 hours ago‎

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati director Gautam Barua has questioned a compromise proposal on IIT admission reforms ahead of a key meet aimed at hammering out a consensus between the government and protesting faculty.

At IIT-Bombay, coveted courses don't ensure happiness: Study
Economic Times - ‎21 hours ago‎

MUMBAI: Happiness does not have anything to do with getting into the most-sought after courses in IITs. Instead , it may have an inverse relationship. A survey conducted at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B ) on the happiness quotient of ...

Government ready to soften stand to end IIT stalemate
Economic Times - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

NEW DELHI: Keen to end the standoff with the IIT faculty over the common entrance examination, the government has indicated it is willing to rework its "one nation, one examination" proposal to address their concerns over the institutes' excellence.

Yes Minister! You've got it right
The Hindu - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

After visiting New Delhi in the mid-1970s, the editor of an important American newspaper, the story goes, wrote that only in two places are Indians not permitted to have a drink at a five-star hotel — South Africa, and India! Sadly, some 40 years later ...

Why have CET when nothing is common between IITs and the rest?

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Jun 24, 2012‎

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 ...

Ahead of Council meet,IIT faculty body says amicable solution in sight
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) ...

IIT admission row: Address the real problem
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, ...

Single engineering exam chaos fuels coaching class rush
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 ...

New formula pacifies IIT faculty members
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 ...

IITs versus Kapil Sibal
Times Now.tv - ‎1 hour ago‎

As the IIT entrance exam row intensifies, HRD minister Kapil Sibal is to meet the IIT council on Wednesday (June 27), but with as many as three IIT Senates rejecting Sibal's 'one Nation, one exam' proposal, will Kapil Sibal manage to find a way to ...

Tough IIT test for Sibal
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎5 hours ago‎

New Delhi, June 26: Human resource development minister Kapil Sibal would be bracing for a tough session tomorrow when he tries to hammer out a solution on a proposed single entrance two-tier exam for aspiring engineers. IIT faculty, directors and ...

Kapil Sibal to meet IIT directors today
Deccan Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎

Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal will chair the IIT Council meeting on Wednesday to end the impasse over the common entrance test. The meet will deliberate on a resolution adopted by the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB,) which met ...

IIT-Delhi: Disabled student challenges IIT's rejection in court
Indian Colleges - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

The Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for denying admission to a student under the handicapped category on the ground that his disability was less than 40 percent. Justice Pratibha Rani sought the ...

IIT to help prepare drainage master plan
Deccan Herald - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

The state cabinet on Monday gave its nod for appointing Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as a consultant to prepare the drainage master plan for the Capital. The cabinet also decided to take a holistic approach while preparing the master plan.

Entry confusion takes toll on students
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

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 ...

One-test relief plan for NITs
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

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