“ 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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Friday, June 29, 2012

384 - News on IIT HRD Compromise - 29th June 2012


The Hindu - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The new method evolved for the IIT admissions from next year has shaken the aspirants from the State as they would be filtered through three layers as against just one exam of the existing pattern. As per the new method evolved, aspirants have to ...

Times of India - ‎37 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: School Boards across the country on Thursday decided to make available the percentile of top 20 candidates within seven days to help students get a clear picture of the marks required to be eligible for IIT entrance.


Economic Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The new compromise formula for the entrance examination to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) ends a long-drawn-out, unseemly spat between the government and the IITs. IIT-Delhi and Kanpur, which had opposed the single entrance test favoured by ...

Hindustan Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The proposal to allow only the top 20 percentile students from each education board to qualify for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has drawn mixed reactions. On Wednesday, the IIT council agreed on a 'compromise formula' doing ...

Indian Express - ‎6 hours ago‎
As many as 20 school boards on Thursday agreed to ensure that board results are declared by June 10 every year to facilitate a smooth roll-out of the new entrance examination format for IITs. This came a day after the IIT Council announced a new ...

Business Standard - ‎6 hours ago‎
The new diktat from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) worries 17-year-old Deependra Sharma from Kota, Rajasthan. He enrolled into an IIT-JEE coaching centre in April at Kota, paying Rs 80000. Now, he is scared if he qualifies at all to be in ...

The Hindu - ‎6 hours ago‎
The IIT Council's formula — to allow only those placed in the top 20 percentile in the Board exams among those who crack the advanced examination to be admitted to the premier institute — seems a reasonable compromise for a fairer recognition of all ...

Zee News - ‎6 hours ago‎
New Delhi: The alumni association of IIT- Delhi on Thursday "rejected" the compromise agreement reached by IIT directors yesterday on holding the common exams saying the decision is against the interest of students. It said the 20 percentile criteria ...

Times of India - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: School Boards across the country today decided to declare their class 12th results before June 10 and will complete the revaluation work within June 30 from next year. The decision was taken today at the meeting of the Council of Boards of ...

Hindustan Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
As part of the new IIT entrance formula, the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) on Thursday decided to put up on its website the corresponding percentage that students from various boards need to make it to the top 20 percentile bracket.

Times of India - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Various educational Boards have decided to declare their class XII results before June 10 and complete the revaluation/ retotaling/ reverification work by June 20. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Council of Boards of School ...

Indian Express - ‎9 hours ago‎
School Boards across the country today decided to make available the percentile of top 20 candidates within seven days to help students get a clear picture of the marks required to be eligible for IIT entrance. Reaching a compromise formula, ...


Firstpost - ‎18 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 - ‎19 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 - ‎20 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 - ‎20 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 - ‎21 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 - ‎21 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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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 - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
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, ...