“ 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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428 - Sibal now wants One Nation One test- Latest news dated 30th July 2012

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IIT faculty would be increasingly involved in common test

IBNLive.com - ‎Jul 30, 2012‎

PTI | 09:07 PM,Jul 30,2012 decision-making New Delhi, Jul 30 (PTI) IIT faculty would be increasingly involved in key decision-making process on the matter of common tests to ensure broader consensus at different levels, HRD Ministry sources today said.

IIT-JEE 2013: Sibal now wants 'one nation, one test'

Indian Colleges - ‎11 hours ago‎

Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal has suggested that there should be “one nation, one test” system for all the fields in a phased manner. Sibal is setting up another panel which will be headed by the Prime Minister's scientific ...

Poll Report: 65% Doesn't Like The Idea Of Including Board Exam Marks For IIT ...

careermitra.com (blog) - ‎Jul 31, 2012‎

According to our recently concluded poll on “New IIT Selection Process”; 65% users are against the idea of considering board exam marks for selection process at IITs. The poll question asked on careermitra.com was “Should board exam marks be given ...

Panel to decide on two-tier or single IIT test format

Daily Pioneer - ‎Jul 31, 2012‎

With the new formula of entrance test for IITs embroiled in controversy, the HRD Ministry and the premier engineering institutes have now woken up to the need for a broad-based study taking into account all issues related to the 2014 examination.

Indian Colleges - ‎Jul 30, 2012‎
IIT faculty will now be increasingly involved in key decision-making process on the matter of common tests to ensure broader consensus at different levels according to the HRD Ministry. The decision to involve IIT in the key decision-making has been ...

Rediff - ‎Jul 30, 2012‎
Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal [ Images ] is fast emerging as a crusader for "one nation, one test" system. After stirring a hornet's nest with his proposal to have just one test for admissions to engineering schools across India ...

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎Jul 29, 2012‎
The government is in the process of setting up a new committee to look afresh at the modalities of the “one nation one test” idea and recommend ways to implement it across disciplines in a phased manner. Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to ...