“ 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, July 6, 2012

399 - Latest News on IIT JEE - 6th July 2012


IIT-Bombay senate meeting on entrance test put off
Times of India - ‎9 hours ago‎
MUMBAI: The special senate meet of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) to discuss the compromise formula on the common entrance test might be postponed till after mid-July or even the end of this month. The meeting, which was to be held on ...

Teething issues loom for new IIT entrance
Livemint - ‎13 hours ago‎
New Delhi: The government and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may have agreed to a common admission test for all centrally funded engineering schools, but the inaugural edition of the exercise next year could well turn out to be a logistical ...

Dream of IIT? Cough up more fees
Hindu Business Line - ‎16 hours ago‎
Aspiring IITians will now have to cough up 15 per cent more fees after the new rule regarding entrance examinations for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Fees for a two-year IIT coaching programme currently costs anywhere between Rs 1.2 lakh ...

NITs adopt common entrance for admission to undergrad programme
Times of India - ‎Jul 4, 2012
NEW DELHI: With some tweaking in the proposed format, National Institute of Technology (NITs) on Wednesday adopted the common entrance for admission to undergraduate programme from 2013 giving 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per cent ...

NITs adopt CET: 40% for boards, 60% for JEE Main
Financial Express - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎
New Delhi: Adopting the Common Entrance Exam, the NIT Council on Wednesday decided to give 40 per cent weightage to Class XII board scores and 60 per cent weightage to performance in JEE Main in determining admissions. NIT aspirants will now not be ...

IIT aspirants still in a bind
Daily News & Analysis - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎
By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Naveeta Singh (name changed) is not buying into claims that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the ministry of human resource development's (MHRD) 'compromise formula' will help cut through the ...

NIT to rework its admission process, twelfth score to be included
Economic Times - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎

NEW DELHI: With the IITs tweaking the common entrance examination to suit their needs, the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) have also decided to rework the admission process. Admission to undergraduate programmes at the NITs will be done on the ...

NIT Council adopts new JEE
The Hindu - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) on Wednesday adopted the new Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) system for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes from 2013. It has decided to give 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per ...

NITs decide to give 40% weightage to board exams
Times of India - ‎Jul 4, 2012
NEW DELHI: With the `one nation, one test' proposal still a distant dream, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) on Wednesday resolved to give 40% weightage to class XII board results for entrance to their undergraduate programme from the next ...

PM panel slams IIT entrance test
Indian Express - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎
The Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Council (PM-SAC) has drawn attention to the multiplicity of entrance examinations, backed the idea of a national test, and attacked the IIT entrance exam for its “negative effect on young minds”.

NITs agree to adopt single-test formula
Livemint - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎

New Delhi: The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), an elite group of engineering colleges, on Wednesday agreed to opt for the common admission test devised by the central government. The colleges will select students through a two-tiered process ...

IIT-JEE format a boon for coaching schools
Business Standard - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎

The idea of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to tweak the joint entrance examination (JEE) to discourage the coaching culture has done exactly the opposite so far. Coaching institutes Business Standard spoke to said, with the MHRD ...

Nearly 400 IIT aspirants opt out under exit policy
Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 3, 2012‎

Even as the online counselling for IITs is underway, nearly 400 students have surrendered their seats after the second round of allotment under the 'exit policy' introduced this year. "We have so far got around 380 applications.

IITJEE 2013: IIT-Bombay senate meet postponed
Indian Colleges - ‎3 hours ago‎

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) senate meet regarding IIT-JEE 2013 Common Entrance Test (CET) has been postponed to mid-July. The meeting was to be held on July 5 to discuss the new IIT-JEE 2013 (CET). The meeting was apparently ...

Making admission to IITs fair
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎

Students of IITs are bright no doubt, but it is the IIT experience that brings out the best out of the one who entered the institute. The admission process should be such that the 'best' get a fair chance More than 50 years back, Indian Institutes of ...

School that helps students crack IIT

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎
By Vinod Nedumudy The suspense over the process of admission to the IITs, may have ended now with a two-test formula in place for gaining admission to them, but even before the decision was taken a Kochi school quietly tied up with a premier institute ...

NITs accept weightage to board marks
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎

New Delhi, July 4: The National Institutes of Technology today embraced a new admission procedure with provision for 40 per cent weightage to board marks normalised through a percentile-based formula found unsuitable for IITs.

NIT to give 40 per cent weightage to XII results
Deccan Herald - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎

The National Institutes of Technology (NIT), while preparing an all-India merit list, will give 40 per cent weightage to candidates' class XII board marks and 60 per cent to their performance in JEE-Main, proposed to be conducted under a joint entrance ...

NITs Adopt Common Entrance Test; 40% For Board Exams & 60% For JEE Main
careermitra.com (blog) - ‎Jul 4, 2012
The National Institutes of Technology today has taken a vital decision on the selection process that they would adopt for next year admissions. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has earlier called for a merger of AIEEE with IITJEE, as a result the JEE has been ...

National Institute of Technology accepts CET
Indian Colleges - ‎Jul 4, 2012‎
National Institute of Technology (NITs) has accepted the controversial common entrance test (CET) for admission to it's undergraduate programme from 2013. According to sources, the new format will give 40 per cent weightage to board results and 60 per ...

Call for subjective-type JEE Advanced
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jul 3, 2012‎

New Delhi, July 3: The JEE Advanced will be a subjective-type test if the IIT teachers have their way. Most of the IIT senates want the JEE Advanced examinees to solve problems on the answer sheets rather than merely choose the correct answer from ...