“ 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 10, 2012

403 - Maha confusion over engineering admissions - DNA

Maha confusion over engineering admissions

Published: Monday, Jul 9, 2012, 8:40 IST
By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA    
Even as the row over the implementation of a single national entrance test for engineering institutes across the country from 2013 seems to have ended, the state government’s unclear policy over admission to engineering institutes in the state has students confused.
A common national entrance test for admission into engineering colleges across the country proposed by theUnion HRD ministry has finally been approved with some alterations and will be implemented in 2013.

The IITs have declared that they will be considering the score of advanced test conducted by them for shortlisted candidates after the main examination where a candidate will have to be among top 20% scorers of their respective boards to be eligible for seat in IIT.

However, lakhs of students are waiting for the state government to announce how engineering admissions will be conducted in the state.

“There was so much discussion about admission into IITs and NITs. What about admission to regular engineering colleges?Like me, there are many others who are focused on admission to regular such colleges, admission to which was traditionally done through the state CET and AIEEE score,” said Jheenal Shah, a Kandivli resident.