“ 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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425 - Latest News on JEE Dated 26th July 2012



IIT Bombay senate agrees to JEE reforms

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Jul 26, 2012‎
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA In the IIT-Bombay senate meeting on Wednesday, reforming the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) was broadly agreed upon. With recommendations that mainly concern the ambiguity over the minimum required board ...

IIT-Bombay polls against 2-tier exam system

Times of India - ‎Jul 26, 2012‎
Of the 1800 respondents from among the alumni, students and faculty members of IIT-Bombay, around 78% of respondents voted against a two-tier exam system in place of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). MUMBAI: Of the 1800 respondents from among the alumni, ...

Scrapping JEE format will dilute IIT brand: Online poll

Indian Express - ‎Jul 26, 2012‎
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) have arrived at a compromise formula on the new entrance test but an online poll among IIT Bombay alumni, faculty and students reveals that 89 per cent ...

IIT Bombay seeks changes in JEE formula

The Hindu - ‎Jul 26, 2012‎
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has sought some changes in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) formula, for admission to the IITs, adopted last month. The IIT Bombay Senate accepted the JEE, but said there should be lesser number of ...

IIT Bombay gives nod to new format of common entrance

Times of India - ‎Jul 26, 2012‎
NEW DELHI: IIT Bombay on Wednesday gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013 under a format which will admit students having top 20 percentile of their respective boards. The senate approved the IIT ...

IIT Bombay may cut JEE Advanced filter

Indian Express - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
The IIT Bombay senate on Wednesday approved the 'compromise formula' for admission to the IITs from 2013, but recommended that JEE Main should filter for JEE Advanced not 1.5 lakh, but only 50000 students. The 'compromise formula' that the HRD ministry ...

IIT Bombay accepts common entrance format

Moneycontrol.com - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
IIT Bombay on Wednesday gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013. Source: PTI IIT Bombay on Wednesday gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013 under a ...

IIT Bombay set to moot tougher entry rule

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA If the IIT Bombay senate recommendation is accepted by the IIT Council, you might have to be among the top 50000 candidates to qualify for the Advanced Test for admission into the IITs.

Shortlist 50k hopefuls for JEE-Advanced, recommends IIT-Bombay's special senate

Times of India - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
MUMBAI: IIT-Bombay's special senate recommended a decrease in the number of students to be shortlisted for the JEE-advanced from 1.5 lakh to 50000. The meeting to discuss the compromise formula for common entrance test (CET) for admissions to the top ...

Common entrance exam: IIT Bombay seeks change in test formula; may get backing ...

Economic Times - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
NEW DELHI: If human resource development minister Kapil Sibal thought that he had managed to put the IIT common entrance examination debacle behind him, then he is mistaken. The compromise over the IIT admission test hammered out late last month has ...

Allow only 50000 students to take second exam: IIT-B senate

Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
The senate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) accepted the admission reforms proposed by the IIT Council, with one modification at its special meeting on Wednesday. The senate has proposed that instead of the top 1.5 lakh aspirants, ...

IIT-B accepts new entrance format

Indian Express - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
The new test for admission to the IITs has received the stamp of approval from IIT-Bombay senate, but with a rider. In a special senate meeting on Wednesday, members approved the implementation of the compromise formula for admission to the IITs from ...

JEE: IIT Bombay approves 20 percentile formula

Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
IIT Bombay on Wednesday approved, in principle, the 20 percentile formula for the IIT JEE 2013 which was announced by the IIT Council on June 27. After wide-ranging discussions on different aspects, the senate, however, made a recommendation that the ...

IIT Bombay gives nod to new format of common entrance exam

Economic Times - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
IIT-B gives nod to new format, which will admit students having top 20 percentile of their respective boards. NEW DELHI: IIT Bombay today gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013 under a format which ...

IIT-Bombay accepts percentile formula for JEE 2013

Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
IIT-Bombay on Wednesday formally approved in principle, with just one recommendation, the 20 percentile formula for the IIT-JEE 2013 that had been announced by the IIT Council last month. The senate of IIT-Bombay met on Wednesday to take an overall ...

IIT-JEE 2013: IIT-B students, alumni against 2-tier exam system

Indian Colleges - ‎Jul 27, 2012‎
IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) may have accepted the Common Entrance Test (CET) on certain conditions, but students and faculty are against it. IIT Bombay has accepted the common entrance test (CET) on certain conditions which includes short listing candidates, ...

IIT-JEE 2013: IIT Bombay accepts CET

Indian Colleges - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-B) has accepted the common entrance test (CET) on certain conditions. The test will be based on the new format agreed at the senate meeting in June. According to the new format IIT- B has decided to restrict ...

IIT for fewer examinees

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jul 25, 2012‎
New Delhi, July 25: The IIT Bombay senate tonight rejected the IIT Council's decision that the top 1.5 lakh candidates of JEE-Main, the first round test of the new Joint Entrance Examination, would have to appear in the second round.