“ 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

377 - IITs Buckle - Kapil Sibal Wins - Just off the Press - 27th June 2012

Govt, IIT row over entrance test resolved
Business Standard - ‎7 minutes ago‎

PTI / New Delhi June 27, 2012, 18:35 The row between government and IITs over entrance test was resolved today with a compromise agreement being reached over holding the common exams from next year. Under the new format, an advance test will be ...

Council meeting: Top 20 percentile students across 40 boards to be eligible to 
Economic Times - ‎9 minutes ago‎

NEW DELHI: In a bid to break the impasse over Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering colleges in the country replacing IIT JEE, the IIT Council today decided that top 20 percentile from every board would be eligible to appear for the JEE Main exam.

IIT-CET row: Compromise formula reached
Zee News - ‎14 minutes ago‎

New Delhi: A consensus between the government and IITs over Common Entrance Test (CET) has reached on Wednesday. Ahead of their meeting with Sibal later today, IIT directors met on Wednesday and reportedly agreed at the compromise formula floated by ...

Kapil Sibal skips IIT council meet
Times of India - ‎48 minutes ago‎

NEW DELHI: Human resource development minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday skipped the meeting of IIT Council convened by him to discuss the proposed common entrance test after opposition from some of the premier engineering institutions.

New IIT-JEE formula: only top 20 percent can write exam
Firstpost - ‎55 minutes ago‎

by FP Staff 5 mins ago Despite Union Minister Kapil Sibal not attending the the meeting of the IIT Council held today, the directors of the IITs have reportedly decided on a compromise formula under which only the top 20 percent of students from each ...

Govt-IITs row ends; new JEE format from 2013
IBNLive.com - ‎59 minutes ago‎

New Delhi: The prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have agreed on a compromise formula on the common entrance exam for undergraduate courses after several weeks of face off with the Central Government, particularly HRD Minister Kapil ...

IIT exam: New format decided, will begin next year
NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: For students aching to know what it will take to get into IIT, there's finally closure. The IIT council has decided that starting next year, students who score in the top 20% of their board exams will take the main or multiple-choice exam.

Government, IIT reach compromise over new entrance exam format
NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: A compromise formula on the new controversial exam formula has been worked out between the government and the Indian Institutes of Technology at an IIT council meeting today regarding. According to reports, the new format may be introduced ...

Kapil Sibal - IIT reach a compromise: Top 5 developments
NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: Faced with immense protests from the IIT faculty, Mr Kapil Sibal was to meet the IIT council today. But Mr Sibal skipped the meeting that was actually convened after two IITs - Kanpur and Delhi - rejected his 'one nation, one test' formula ...

Kapil Sibal skips key meeting with IIT directors
NDTV - ‎2 hours ago‎

New Delhi: A revolt by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) against the new exam formula fixed by Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal, to decide who gets into India's most prestigious engineering colleges, was discussed ...

Kapil Sibal skips IITs-HRD Ministry meet
IBNLive.com - ‎2 hours ago‎

New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday skipped the meeting with IIT Council to resolve the common entrance exam controversy even as an IIT Faculty Federation member claimed that a compromise formula has been worked out.

Compromise formula worked out for IIT exam
IBNLive.com - ‎3 hours ago‎

New Delhi: The IITs and the HRD Ministry have agreed to a compromise formula over the joint entrance test row. IIT Faculty Federation member, Professor SK Das told CNN-IBN they have proposed that top 20 per cent students of each board and advanced exam ...

The IIT and Kapil Sibal compromise formula: No class 12 board marks to be ...
NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎

New Delhi: Faced with immense protests from the IIT faculty, Mr Kapil Sibal is meeting the IIT council today. This meeting was convened after two IITs - Kanpur and Delhi - rejected his 'one nation, one test' formula and decided to hold their own test.

Entrance exam row: IIT Council to meet today; will the impasse end?
NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎

New Delhi: A revolt by IITs against the new exam to decide who gets into India's most prestigious engineering colleges will be discussed threadbare today at a meeting of the IIT Council. The Council, which includes Directors of different IIT branches, ...

IITs to discuss compromise formula
Daily News & Analysis - ‎6 hours ago‎

By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Even as faculties of IITs are seen repeatedly shooting down the MHRD's proposal of JEE reforms, the alternative discussed at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) meeting on Saturday seems to be receiving ...

Common entrance test: Sibal to meet IIT directors today
Times of India - ‎6 hours ago‎

NEW DELHI: Union human resource and development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal will meet the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) directors here on Wednesday to bring an end to the ongoing row over conducting a common entrance exam, according to TV reports ...


HRD ministry to meet IIT Council to break impasse over new entrance pattern
India Today - ‎7 hours ago‎

After IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the Human Resource Development Ministry called a meeting of the IIT Council to discuss the situation. The meeting to be chaired by Kapil Sibal will be held on Wednesday.

IITs, Govt likely to agree on a compromise formula
IBNLive.com - ‎9 hours 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 - ‎14 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 - ‎16 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 - ‎17 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 - ‎17 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.

Govt, IIT row over entrance test resolved
Indian Express - ‎57 seconds ago‎

The row between government and IITs over entrance test was resolved on Wednesday with a compromise agreement being reached over holding the common exams from next year. Under the new format, an advance test will be conducted and the elite educational ...

IITs, HRD ministry strike a deal; new entrance test format from 2013
India Today - ‎3 minutes ago‎

The Union human resources development (HRD) ministry and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) reached a compromise on the entrance exam controversy, with the chairman of standing council of IIT Council, MM Sharma, announcing the new admission ...

IIT-CET row: Compromise formula reached
Zee News - ‎5 minutes ago‎
New Delhi: A consensus between the government and IITs over Common Entrance Test (CET) has reached on Wednesday. Ahead of their meeting with Sibal later today, IIT directors met on Wednesday and reportedly agreed at the compromise formula floated by ...

Kapil Sibal skips IIT council meet
Times of India - ‎38 minutes ago‎

NEW DELHI: Human resource development minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday skipped the meeting of IIT Council convened by him to discuss the proposed common entrance test after opposition from some of the premier engineering institutions.


New IIT-JEE formula: only top 20 percent can write exam
Firstpost - ‎46 minutes ago‎

by FP Staff 5 mins ago Despite Union Minister Kapil Sibal not attending the the meeting of the IIT Council held today, the directors of the IITs have reportedly decided on a compromise formula under which only the top 20 percent of students from each ...

Govt-IITs row ends; new JEE format from 2013
IBNLive.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎

New Delhi: The prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have agreed on a compromise formula on the common entrance exam for undergraduate courses after several weeks of face off with the Central Government, particularly HRD Minister Kapil ...

IIT exam: New format decided, will begin next year
NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: For students aching to know what it will take to get into IIT, there's finally closure. The IIT council has decided that starting next year, students who score in the top 20% of their board exams will take the main or multiple-choice exam.

Government, IIT reach compromise over new entrance exam format
NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: A compromise formula on the new controversial exam formula has been worked out between the government and the Indian Institutes of Technology at an IIT council meeting today regarding. According to reports, the new format may be introduced ...

Kapil Sibal - IIT reach a compromise: Top 5 developments
NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: Faced with immense protests from the IIT faculty, Mr Kapil Sibal was to meet the IIT council today. But Mr Sibal skipped the meeting that was actually convened after two IITs - Kanpur and Delhi - rejected his 'one nation, one test' formula ...

Kapil Sibal skips key meeting with IIT directors
NDTV - ‎2 hours ago‎

New Delhi: A revolt by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) against the new exam formula fixed by Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal, to decide who gets into India's most prestigious engineering colleges, was discussed ...

Kapil Sibal skips IITs-HRD Ministry meet
IBNLive.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday skipped the meeting with IIT Council to resolve the common entrance exam controversy even as an IIT Faculty Federation member claimed that a compromise formula has been worked out.

Compromise formula worked out for IIT exam
IBNLive.com - ‎3 hours ago‎

New Delhi: The IITs and the HRD Ministry have agreed to a compromise formula over the joint entrance test row. IIT Faculty Federation member, Professor SK Das told CNN-IBN they have proposed that top 20 per cent students of each board and advanced exam ...

The IIT and Kapil Sibal compromise formula: No class 12 board marks to be ...
NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎

New Delhi: Faced with immense protests from the IIT faculty, Mr Kapil Sibal is meeting the IIT council today. This meeting was convened after two IITs - Kanpur and Delhi - rejected his 'one nation, one test' formula and decided to hold their own test.

Entrance exam row: IIT Council to meet today; will the impasse end?
NDTV - ‎4 hours ago‎

New Delhi: A revolt by IITs against the new exam to decide who gets into India's most prestigious engineering colleges will be discussed threadbare today at a meeting of the IIT Council. The Council, which includes Directors of different IIT branches, ...

IITs to discuss compromise formula
Daily News & Analysis - ‎6 hours ago‎

By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Even as faculties of IITs are seen repeatedly shooting down the MHRD's proposal of JEE reforms, the alternative discussed at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) meeting on Saturday seems to be receiving ...

Common entrance test: Sibal to meet IIT directors today
Times of India - ‎6 hours ago‎

NEW DELHI: Union human resource and development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal will meet the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) directors here on Wednesday to bring an end to the ongoing row over conducting a common entrance exam, according to TV reports ...

HRD ministry to meet IIT Council to break impasse over new entrance pattern
India Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
After IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the Human Resource Development Ministry called a meeting of the IIT Council to discuss the situation. The meeting to be chaired by Kapil Sibal will be held on Wednesday.

IITs, Govt likely to agree on a compromise formula
IBNLive.com - ‎9 hours 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 - ‎14 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 - ‎16 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 - ‎17 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 - ‎17 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.

Sibal to meet IIT directors tomorrow to resolve entrance exam
IBNLive.com - ‎Jun 26, 2012‎

PTI | 04:06 PM,Jun 26,2012 row New Delhi, June 26 (PTI) HRD Minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors tomorrow 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 ...

Kapil Sibal to meet IIT directors tomorrow
Economic Times - ‎Jun 26, 2012‎

NEW DELHI: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors tomorrow 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 ...

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.

Deemed varsities to adopt single entrance test for undergraduate engineering ...
Times of India - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

NEW DELHI: Deemed universities are likely to adopt the single entrance test for undergraduate engineering programmes. Incidentally, the format of a common test had met with opposition from some sections in the Indian Institutes of Technology.

Deemed varsities briefed
The Hindu - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

Even as the government is struggling to address the issues raised by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with regard to the joint entrance examination for engineering undergraduate courses, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, ...

Centre gives deemed universities CET freedom
Times of India - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎

CHENNAI: The Union ministry of human resources development on Monday said all deemed universities across the country will be given the option of admitting students to graduate courses based on the Centre's proposed common entrance test (CET) or their ...

Common entrance: Deemed varsities give 'in-principle' approval
Zee News - ‎Jun 25, 2012‎
New Delhi: Deemed universities are also poised to adopt the single entrance test for undergraduate engineering programmes as they have given their "in-principle" approval to the format of examination proposed for the elite technical institutes of the ...

Sibal to meet deemed universities' representatives
IBNLive.com - ‎Jun 24, 2012‎

New Delhi: After facing opposition from the IITs, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is trying to seek support from deemed universities on his controversial common entrance test. Sibal will meet the representatives of 130 universities on Monday to get them on ...