“ 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 joint board clears common entrance format

Hindu Business Line - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎

New Delhi, Aug. 6: The Joint Admission Board of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) approved the common entrance test for under-graduate courses, previously approved by the IIT Council, on Sunday. Under the new format, from 2013, students would be ...

IIT JAB nod for common entrance test for UG programme for 2013

Business Standard - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs, comprising heads of these prestigious institutes, today approved the common entrance test for admission to the undergraduate programme for 2013 based on percentile ranking at a crucial meeting here. The JAB ...


IIT Admission: 20 percentile plan gets nod

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎

Despite some important suggestions by various IITs, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IITs that met on Sunday made no changes to its earlier resolution on the 20 percentile formula for 2013 eligibility. The resolution had been accepted by the IIT Council on ...


IT admission body sticks to only 20 percentile formula

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 5, 2012‎

Despite some important suggestions by various IITs, the Joint Admission Board of IITs which met on Sunday is understood to have made no change to its earlier resolution on the 20 percentile formula for 2013 eligibility. The resolution had been accepted by ...

Anyone worried about what's wrong with our education?

Times of India - ‎Aug 4, 2012‎

Anyone worried about what's wrong with our education? TT Narendran Aug 5, 2012, 03.32AM IST. The debate on the IIT entrance examination refuses to die down. Some IITs claim that the standards will be diluted if the criteria are changed to consider school ...

A sustainable model for IITs

The Hindu - ‎Aug 4, 2012‎

The IITs can be given the freedom to determine their fees as do the IIMs, and the additional funds generated through higher fees can be used to build research infrastructure......To ensure that higher fees do not pose an undue burden on any student, a loan to ...

JAB opts for subjective type questions for Advanced test

Daily Pioneer - ‎Aug 6, 2012‎

Ending the uncertainty over the pattern of questions in the entrance examination for prestigious IITs, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) on Sunday decided for a Subjective Question type Advanced test. The shortlisted 1,50,000 candidates, who also come within ...

B-school Placement trends 2012

Indian Colleges - ‎Aug 3, 2012‎

B-school Placement trends 2012. Snapdeal.com is planning to hire IIT, IIM pass outs for its tech and engineering division ramps up hiring with IIT, IIM pass outs . Earlier this year, the e-tailer has hired 30 freshers from various IITs and IIMs across the country.