“ 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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Saturday, June 30, 2012

386 - Latest updates on IIT JEE 30th June 2012


NDTV - ‎Jun 30, 2012‎
This week, the standoff between the Education Ministry and the IIT's on the IIT entrance exam came to an end. On the surface it may seem like yet another turf war between Kapil Sibal and India's elite educational institutions, but at a deeper level, ...


Times of India - ‎10 hours ago‎
KANPUR: The city schools have welcomed the IIT Council's compromise formula of allowing only top 20% students of each of the boards to appear in the entrance test for seeking admission in the IITs. The school managements believe that this compromise ...

Times of India - ‎11 hours ago‎
INDORE: With the Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) council deciding to accept only the top 20 percentile students from every board for the elite educational institutes, performance pressure has started piling up on the students aspiring to crack ...

Hindustan Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
While the country is debating on the pros and cons of making school boards a part of the IIT-JEE, here's a story of an IIT alumnus who had scored just 39% in boards. After completing his graduation, he went on to get a doctorate from Europe and is ...

The Hindu - ‎13 hours ago‎
The ostensible purpose for which Minister Kapil Sibal sought to replace the IIT-JEE with a common entrance test for engineering was to reduce the burden of students who had to write multiple exams. But the new formula places more burden on students ...

Hindustan Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
From next year, even topping the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) may not be enough to secure a seat at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). An IIT aspirant will have to also be within the top 20 percentile in their Class 12 board exam.

Hindu Business Line - ‎18 hours ago‎
IITs may be 'centres of excellence', but that is no reason to stall the move for a common admission exam with other central colleges, many of which are top notch as well. The new norms for admission to the IITs and other central engineering colleges, ...

I(I)T's back to coaching

Hindu Business Line - ‎1 hour ago‎
IITs may be 'centres of excellence', but that is no reason to stall the move for a common admission exam with other central colleges, many of which are top notch as well. The new norms for admission to the IITs and other central engineering colleges, ...

Debate Rages on IIT Exams But Compromise Near

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Saptarishi Dutta Changes afoot in the way students must apply for a coveted place in one of the nation's 16 elite Indian Institutes of Technology continue to cause a row although a compromise looks within reach. Currently, the IITs run their own ...

IIT-Delhi alumni association reject compromise agreement

Times of India - ‎10 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: The alumni association of IIT-Delhi on Thursday "rejected" the compromise agreement reached by IIT directors on Wednesday on holding the common exams saying the decision is against the interest of students. It said the 20 percentile criteria ...

IIT's new admission norms: More stress in store for aspirants?

Economic Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
BANGALORE | NEW DELHI: Ayan Agrawal has just made it to the biotech stream at IITDelhi this year. His rank in JEE 2012 was 3532 and his XIIth standard CBSE percentage 77.2%. Had the new IIT admission norms announced on Wednesday come into force last ...

New IIT pattern will test aspirants in three levels

The Hindu - ‎11 hours 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 ...

School Boards to announce percentile of top 20 students in a week

Times of India - ‎12 hours 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.

IIT-Delhi alumni rejects compromise agreement, calls new formula contrary

Firstpost - ‎12 hours ago‎
New Delhi: The IIT Delhi Alumni Association on Thursday rejected the human resource development (HRD) ministry's new formula for tests for entrance into the premier institutes and demanded a status quo in 2013. The ministry's fresh proposal enables ...

Nation edit: Best possible test

Daily News & Analysis - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Union human resources development ministry and the Indian Institutes of Technology deserve praise for having at last resolved their disagreement over the new pattern, to be introduced from next year, for the joint entrance examination.

All board examination results will be declared by June 10 each year: COBSE

Economic Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: With an eye to ensure that the new entrance examination process for all centrally funded engineering institutes takes off smoothly, the apex body of all school boards in the country has said that it will ensure that all board examination ...

Too early to say that new IIT entrance exam is better than JEE

Economic Times - ‎15 hours 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 ...

'Jaipur board students with 70 per cent eligible for IIT-JEE'

Times of India - ‎16 hours ago‎
AJMER: Students of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) scoring above 70 per cent in Class XII science stream will get into the top 20 percentile, making them eligible in the proposed common entrance test (CET) for IIT-JEE.

New selection norms may change colour and code of IIT campuses

Times of India - ‎18 hours ago‎
CHENNAI: IIT campuses may have more girls from the coming academic year, as the IIT council has decided to select the candidates only from the top 20 percentile in the boards. According to the new selection norms, the candidates will not just have to ...

IIT entrance formula draws mixed reactions

Hindustan Times - ‎20 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 ...

IIT: 20 school boards to declare results by June

Indian Express - ‎21 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 ...

Coaching institutes critique new IIT entry rule

Business Standard - ‎21 hours ago‎
The new diktat from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has confused 17- year -old Deependra Sharma from Kota, Rajasthan. Sharma who secured 73 per cent in his board exams this year, had this April enrolled into an IIT-JEE coaching centre at ...

New formula

The Hindu - ‎21 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 ...

Council of Boards of School Education discuss operational issues on common ...

Times of India - ‎21 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 ...

New IIT formula, required marks on web

Hindustan Times - ‎22 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.

IIT Council's decision hasty: Super 30 founder

Times of India - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
PATNA: The IIT Council's move to give 20 percent weightage to Class 12 board marks is a hasty decision, Anand Kumar, founder of 'Super 30', which provides free coaching to Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) aspirants, said on Wednesday.

New format of IIT examination would go against the poor: Anand Kumar

Times of India - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
PATNA: Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar on Wednesday said that the decision of the IIT Council to give chance to students having top 20% from various boards in the class 12 examinations, was a decision in haste. "This is one decision that ...

School boards approve proposal

Deccan Chronicle - ‎10 hours ago‎
Putting their stamp of approval on the new one-nation one-examination plan of the HRD ministry, school examination boards across the country on Thursday decided to make available the percentile of top 20 candidates within seven days.

State boards to speed up work for IIT aspirants

Deccan Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
The equivalent percentage of marks for top 20 percentile holders of different school boards will be worked out by the respective state secondary school boards and made public within 10 days to help students know if they have qualified for admission to ...

IIT-Delhi alumni reject CET format

Deccan Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
A day after changes proposed in the format of common entrance exam (CET), which is to be implemented in all Central University engineering colleges, got a mixed response, the alumni association of IIT-Delhi along with some faculty members rejected the ...

Uniform science and math question pattern

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎18 hours ago‎
New Delhi, June 28: The majority of the country's school boards today agreed to follow a uniform question format in their science and mathematics papers from 2014-15 to try and bridge the differences between their examination systems.

This year's class XII exam takers can reappear in 2013

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎20 hours ago‎
Students who took the board exams this year but did not score well will get a second chance to improve their school performance in 2013, the year of introduction of the new common engineering entrance test format for admission to IITs and central ...

IIT-Delhi alumni association up in arms against two-tier format

Daily Pioneer - ‎21 hours ago‎
Even though the All India IIT Faculty Federation has appreciated the new two-tier format with inclusion of 20 percentile formula for IIT entrance test, the IIT-Delhi Alumni Association on Thursday criticised the move. The alumni association rejected ...

No clarity on new IIT

Deccan Chronicle - ‎22 hours ago‎
By L. Venkat Ram Reddy The new IIT admissions formula announced by the IIT Council on Wednesday has left many questions unanswered. Students and parents fear a sharp rise in cut-off marks in the Class XII board exams to gain entry into IITs.

IIT Exam row resolved; advance test from 2013

indiablooms - ‎Jun 28, 2012‎
New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): The row over the entrance exam of the engineering institutions has ended as the standing council of the IIT addressing the concerns of IIT___s has approved a fresh formula of an ___advanced test___. Speaking to reporters in ...