“ 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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Thursday, January 17, 2013

474 - No invite, PSUs keep from IIT-B

Published: Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012, 6:30 IST 
By Pallavi Smart | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Though multinational companies (MNCs) are making a beeline to hire students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), there are no signs of public sector units (PSUs) at the campus placements this year.
Thanks to a court case in the Madras high court, the Union ministry of human resources and development (HRD) has instructed all IITs not to invite PSUs for campus placements.
Some students, who got job offers last year during the campus placements, are yet to hear from the companies about their joining dates even after getting an offer letter. Considering the situation, the IITs have not invited any PSUs for placements this year.
Avijeet Chatterjee, prof in-charge of the placements at the IIT-B, said, “There are no PSUs on campus to hire students. Since the matter of employment in PSUs is sub-judice, the HRD ministry instructions are to not invite PSUs for campus placements.”
Last year, around seven PSUs visited IIT-B campus to recruit and around 25 students received offer letters. Among these companies, four were A-listed firms which meant if a student managed to get a job there, they could not appear for any other interview. This has led to a situation where students have offer letters from PSUs but no clarity on joining the company. PSUs have hired students from IITS earlier but the case surfaced in the Madras high court only when students were recruited last year. The case challenged the very fact of PSUs’ hiring from campus claiming it was against the public employment policy.
A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Madras High Court slammed PSUs for holding campus recruitment in private institutions, saying the practice was opposed to public employment policy and that recruitment should be done only through employment exchanges or through public advertisements inviting applications from eligible candidates across the country.
In September, the court in an interim order vacated a stay granted on the PIL. The job offers are subject to the final decision of the court.
A final year computer engineering student said, “We have seen some of our seniors confused over their PSU job offers. So we feel it is better that there are no PSUs this year.”