“ 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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Thursday, June 28, 2012

381 - More news on JEE Compromise - 28th June 2012


Firstpost - ‎5 hours ago‎
by G Pramod Kumar Jun 28, 2012 RA Mashelkar (R), Chairman, IIT-Gandhinagar's Board of Directors, along with IIT Madras Chairman MM Sharma (C) and Director of IIT Delhi RK Shevgaonkar addressing the media after 45th Meeting of the Council of IITs in New ...

Times of India - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Indian Institutes of Technology ( IIT) Council on Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource development ministry on the new pattern of entrance examinations. Here are its salient features: * There will be two exams, the joint entrance ...


Firstpost - ‎6 hours ago‎
by FP Staff Jun 28, 2012 The IIT Delhi Alumni Association, which was vehemently opposed to bringing IITs under a common entrance test, has said it has “mixed reactions to the IIT council decision regarding new entrance process to IIT.


India Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
After being on a collision course over the past few weeks, the Union government and IITs agreed to chart the middle path and worked out a compromise formula on Wednesday for the common entrance test of the premier engineering institutes.

Daily News & Analysis - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Students aspiring to enter IITs next year can heave a sigh of relief. The HRD ministry and the IITs have finally resolved the row over the entrance exam by agreeing to a compromise formula at Wednesday's ...


Firstpost - ‎8 hours ago‎
New Delhi: The compromise between the human resource development ministry and IIT Council over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the engineering institutes Wednesday garnered mixed reactions from the IIT alumni. “Most of the concerns have been ...

Economic Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: The month-long standoff over the common entrance examination for admission to IITs was brought to a close on Wednesday, with the council agreeing on a new formula, which addresses the concerns of IITs. The new formula gives them a separate ...

Times of India - ‎11 hours ago‎
KANPUR: The senate of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur will re-consider its old decision to conduct own entrance exam and not to participate in the Common Engineering Test (CET) meant to be implemented in the year 2013 after the IITs reached a ...

The Hindu - ‎14 hours ago‎
It has finally become a little clear to IIT aspirants as to what their area of focus should be. At a meeting on Wednesday, IIT directors decided that the entire JEE process will be revised to comprise two exams – main and advanced.

Indian Express - ‎15 hours ago‎
Faced with stiff opposition from IITs, the IIT Council on Wednesday withdrew its controversial May 28 decision to hold a common entrance exam for all centrally funded technical institutes. The council instead approved a new compromise formula for ...

The Hindu - ‎15 hours ago‎
Ending weeks of disagreement over the common entrance test for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the IIT Council on Wednesday approved a fresh formula, based on the rank achieved in the ...

Times of India - ‎15 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Ending a month-long row over introduction of a common entrance test (CET) for undergraduate engineering courses, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on Wednesday arrived at a compromise, whereby class XII scores are used to select ...

New York Daily News - ‎16 hours ago‎
New Delhi, June 27 — Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday skipped the meeting of the IIT Council convened by him so that there was no "political interference" in the decision making, sources said. The meeting was organised to ...


Zee News - ‎16 hours ago‎
New Delhi: After months of wrangling, government and IITs on Wednesday resolved their differences on the entrance exam row by agreeing on a compromise agreement over holding the common exams from next year. As per the agreement, admission to the IITs ...


Hindustan Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
The IIT Council on Wednesday sought to end the joint entrance examination (JEE) row by fixing a new eligibility criteria for 2013 under which successful candidates would have to be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.

Business Standard - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have finally had their way. The Union government and the IITs have unanimously agreed to the new format suggested by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) last week. Implementation will be from next year.

Livemint - ‎17 hours ago‎
The government and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) dissenting over the process of admission to the elite engineering schools have agreed to a compromise that advances the concept of “one nation, one test”, but effectively makes admission to ...


Hindu Business Line - ‎19 hours ago‎
By new formula, JEE Advanced rank will decide admission The stand-off between the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council and IIT Senates ended on Wednesday following an agreement between the various stakeholders. Under the agreed format, ...

Indian Express - ‎19 hours ago‎
The government today reached a compromise with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in their disagreement over holding a common entrance examination from next year. Under the new formula, an advance test will be conducted, and IITs will admit ...

IBNLive.com - ‎19 hours ago‎
PTI | 09:06 PM,Jun 27,2012 According to a study by CBSE, the percentage of the last According to a study by CBSE, the percentage of the last student on the merit list according to the percentile ranking in its board stood at 78 per cent, ...


NDTV - ‎20 hours 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.

Hindustan Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
The human resource development ministry and IIT Council on Wednesday arrived at a consensus over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the prestigious engineering institutes with an agreement on a new entrance test formula proposed by the IITs.


Firstpost - ‎22 hours ago‎
by FP Staff Jun 27, 2012 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 ...

Economic Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal 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.

Economic Times - ‎22 hours 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.

IBNLive.com - ‎22 hours ago‎
PTI | 06:06 PM,Jun 27,2012 New Delhi, June 27 (PTI) 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 ...

NDTV - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have agreed on a compromise formula on the common entrance exam after revolting against HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's earlier 'one nation one test' formula. At a meeting of IIT Council in New Delhi on ...


IBNLive.com - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 ...

NDTV - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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. According to reports, the new format may be introduced from 2013.

NDTV - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 ...