“ 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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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

391 - U.S. House of Reps Honours IITians


Whereas the Indian American community and the graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in the United States have made valuable and significant contributions to society in every profession and discipline;
and
Whereas IIT graduates are highly committed and dedicated to research, innovation, and promotion of trade and international cooperation between India and the United States: Now, therefore, be it 

109TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION
H. RES. 227
Recognizing and honoring the contributions of Indian Americans to economic innovation and society gener 





HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APRIL 21, 2005


Mr. TOM DAVIS of Virginia (for himself, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. JINDAL, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. MCNULTY, Ms. WATSON, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. CANNON, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mrs. CAPITO, Mr. CHOCOLA, Mr. ENGLISH of Pennsylvania, Mr. LEWIS of California, Mr. SWEENEY, Mr. RENZI, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. SOUDER, Mrs. MILLER of Michigan, Ms. FOXX, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. WYNN, Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. TURNER, Mr. HOLT, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. CHANDLER, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Mr. COX, Mr. PORTER, Mr. NEY, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. KNOLLENBERG, Mr. MURPHY, Mr. MCKEON, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. GIBBONS, Mr. PEARCE, Mr. WELLER, Mrs. BONO, Mr. SHUSTER, Mr. HYDE, Mr. BONILLA, Mr. WALDEN of Oregon, Mr. FOLEY, Mr. PLATTS, and Mr. ISSA) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform


RESOLUTION


Recognizing and honoring the contributions of Indian Americans to economic innovation and society generally.


Whereas the United States is deeply enriched by its Indian American residents;


Whereas the Indian American community and the graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in the United States have made valuable and significant contributions to society in every profession and discipline;
and


Whereas IIT graduates are highly committed and dedicated to research, innovation, and promotion of trade and international cooperation between India and the United States: Now, therefore, be it
  1. Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
  2. recognizes the valuable and significant con-
  3. tributions of Indian Americans to American society;
  4. honors the economic innovation attributable
  5. to graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology;
  6. and
  7. urges all Americans to recognize the con-
  8. tributions of Indian Americans and have a greater
  9. appreciation of the role Indian Americans have
  10. played in helping to advance and enrich American
  11. society.