“ 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

387 - Understanding " The IIT HRD Compromise" - by Prof A.K.Mittaa All India IIT Faculty Federation Secretary

A. All those who pass 12 are eligible to write the first exam (Main)

B. All those who are within top 1.5 lakh of merit list of Main (point A) are eligible to write IIT exam (advance).

C. Out of 1.5 lakh, about 8000-10000 top students in the merit list of the Advance are admitted in the IITs.

D. When these students come to IIT for admission, they should be able to present a certificate (may be from board) that they are within top 20% of their respective board and respective category. If this data is available with the IITs which is quite possible, IITs will just confirm from their database.

This is the process as I understand it.


Atul K. Mittal