“ 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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427 - IIT Kanpur caves in - Latest News Dated 28th July 2012


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Study harder and wiser to beat competition

Indian Express - ‎Jul 29, 2012‎

These days getting admission in renowned universities and institutes such as Delhi University and IIT has become a very tough. This is mainly because of the high cut-offs the institutes and colleges have, mostly in the range of 95 per cent to 100 per ...

IIT Kanpur to accept common entrance test as 'interim' measure only for 2013

NDTV - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

PTI | Updated: July 29, 2012 11:54 IST Kanpur/New Delhi: IIT Kanpur today decided to accept the common entrance test based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed ...

IIT Kanpur accepts new JEE format

Firstpost - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

by FP Staff Jul 29, 2012 IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination, reported CNN-IBN. The news channel reported ...

IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern

IBNLive.com - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

New Delhi: The IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. Most of the members of the IIT Kanpur senate agreed to ...

IIT-K okays common entrance exam as interim step

Indian Express - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

The Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur (IIT-K) has decided to go ahead with the common entrance test across the country for all IITs, NIITs and IIITs “as an interim measure for JEE 2013”. The senate of the institute, which met Saturday, ...

IIT Kanpur backtracks, to take part in joint entrance examination 2013

Times of India - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

IIT Kanpur decided on Saturday that it will not conduct its own entrance examination in 2013. KANPUR: A meeting of IIT Kanpur's senate decided on Saturday that it will not conduct its own entrance examination in 2013 and will take part in the Joint ...

IIT Kanpur accepts JEE 13 compromise formula

Indian Express - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

Signaling an end to the turf war between the Union HRD Ministry and IITs over the common entrance examination for all engineering courses, IIT Kanpur senate on Saturday accepted the compromise formula for JEE 2013. IIT Kanpur, the most vocal of the ...

IIT-Kanpur to accept common entrance as 'interim' measure

Zee News - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

Kanpur/New Delhi: IIT-Kanpur on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012.

Fresh row over IIT entrance test

Economic Times - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

NEW DELHI: The senate of IIT-Kanpur on Saturday suggested modifications to the compromise formula that had been hammered out late last month. This decision comes within a few days after IIT Bombay made a similar demand. The IIT Kanpur senate has ...

IIT-K suggests 60% eligibility for second try

Hindustan Times - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

While keeping in mind the urgent need to remove uncertainties from the minds of the students, IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the 20 percentile formula for JEE 2013 but only as an 'interim measure'. The IIT Kanpur senate however made some major ...

IIT-JEE 2013: IIT- K accepts CET as interim measure

Indian Colleges - ‎Jul 29, 2012‎

IIT- Kanpur has accepted the common entrance test(CET) which will be based on percentile ranking as an interim measure only for 2013. IIT-K will retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012.

IIT Kanpur clears way for new JEE pattern

Parda Phash - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

New Delhi: After an intense meeting with the academic senate, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur stamped its agreement on the revised pattern for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). The new pattern was proposed by the Human Resource Development ...

IIT Kanpur plea on eligibility

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

New Delhi, July 28: The IIT Kanpur senate today said the new eligibility criterion for IIT admission should not apply to students who cleared their Class XII board exam this year and will be taking the Joint Entrance Examination next year.

Percentile ranking gets thumbs-up from IIT-Kanpur

Daily Pioneer - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

After IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Kanpur too on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance test based on percentile ranking. The decision was, however, taken as an "interim" measure only for 2013. "The Senate recommended the IIT Council's decision keeping in ...

Unlucky '13 a one-time affair?

Daily Pioneer - ‎Jul 28, 2012‎

The general elections in 2014 are likely to cast a shadow on the prospects of IIT aspirants for the year. As of now, the much-hyped new common entrance test to be held in 2013 is slated to be a one-time affair, with the Government dithering on taking a ...