“ 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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IIT Delhi Senate accepts JEE formula

The Hindu - ‎Aug 3, 2012‎
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Friday suggested some modifications to the joint entrance examination (JEE) for admission to the undergraduate engineering courses by recommending the percentile based ranking for 2013, while retaining the ...

IIT-Delhi okays common test based on percentile ranking

Indian Express - ‎Aug 3, 2012‎
The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi on Friday joined the liked of IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kanpur by accepting the new format of the Common Entrance Test for admitting students to the undergraduate programme. The new format will come into effect from 2013 ...

They are not world beaters

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 3, 2012‎
The Indian Institutes of Technology and the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) have been in the news recently over the Centre's proposal to replace the multiple engineering entrance tests with a common entrance test (CET). While it goes without saying ...

IIT Delhi for flexibility in eligibility next year

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 3, 2012‎
More than a month after deciding to have a separate exam, the IIT Delhi on Friday broadly accepted the 20 percentile formula but suggested measures that would give more flexibility to eligibility in the 2013 exam. The senate of IIT Delhi has recommended that ...

IIT-Delhi accepts common test based on percentile ranking

NDTV - ‎Aug 3, 2012‎
New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi on Friday accepted the common entrance test for admission to the undergraduate programme for 2013 based on percentile ranking and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed ...

IITs still not agreeing for the common entrance exam

Economic Times - ‎Aug 2, 2012‎
NEW DELHI: Despite recent setbacks, the human resource development ministry is not ready to give up the idea of 'one nation, one test' but getting IITs on board is unlikely to be easy. The ministry is set to put in place a committee, which is likely to be headed ...

HRD panel to draw up 10+2 science stream reforms

Times of India - ‎Aug 2, 2012‎
NAGPUR: 'Change' seems to be operative word for the human resources development (HRD) ministry, and before September-end a committee will be constituted to look into possible reforms at the 10+2 level for the science stream. A highly placed source in ...