“ 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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Saturday, August 25, 2012

447 - JEE Advanced in 2013 will be Objective Test

Second chance for IIT-JEE aspirants

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 23, 2012‎
Yash Mishra, 17, appeared for the Class 12 board exams this year, but plans to appear for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and other entrance exams next year. The JEE is the entry criterion to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). With 84% in his board ...

IIT hopefuls to be shortlisted from all categories

Times of India - ‎Aug 22, 2012‎
MUMBAI: Not all the 1.5 lakh students that will be shortlisted from the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) - Main to appear for the JEE - Advanced exam will be from the open category. The official notification released by the ministry of human resource development ...

IIT aspirants can take board exams again to better scores

Hindustan Times - ‎Aug 22, 2012‎
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants who took the Class 12 board exam this year can write them again next year to improve their scores to meet the entrance criteria for engineering institutes, according to a human resources development (HRD) ...

Where's the fun?

The Hindu - ‎Aug 22, 2012‎
HOLIDAYS: All fun and no work. Photo N. Rajesh. THE HINDU HOLIDAYS: All fun and no work. Photo N. Rajesh. When holidays didn't seem to be like one…. It was over. My Std. X examinations were over. After working hard for two months, I was finally ...

IIT entrance exam: JEE-Advanced paper to have only multiple-choice questions

Times of India - ‎Aug 21, 2012‎
MUMBAI: Putting to rest all confusion over admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the joint admission board (JAB) of IITs clarified that the format of the joint entrance examination. JEE-Advanced paper will be the same as that of IIT-JEE in the last ...

Old format for advanced JEE test in 2013

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Aug 21, 2012‎
The advanced Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for 2013 will follow the old format with multiple choice objective questions divided in two sessions. In a major relief to lakhs of students, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) on August 5 finalised the format for the ...

IIT-JEE entrance exam 2013: Advance paper to have only MCQs

Indian Colleges - ‎Aug 22, 2012‎
IIT-JEE entrance exam 2013: Advance paper to have only MCQs. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the joint admission board (JAB) have clarified that the format of the JEE-Advanced paper will be the same as that of IIT-JEE. JEE-Advanced exam will ...

Just 48 girls join IIT-M this year

The Asian Age - ‎Aug 22, 2012‎
Even as the Union government waived off fees for IIT-JEE application forms to woo more girl students to join IITs this year, the number of girls joining IIT-Madras in the B.Tech programme has touched rock bottom. Only 48 girls joined the prestigious institute ...

IITJEE 2013: JEE Advanced will be an objective test

careermitra.com (blog) - ‎Aug 22, 2012‎
The Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEE) will no longer be an exclusive test for IITs, with the proposed merger of AIEEE & IITJEE by MHRD & Joint Admission Board (JAB), the scores will now be used by all Centrally Funded Institutions, NITs & IIITs.