“ 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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Friday, January 18, 2013

479 - IIT undergraduate fee hiked from Rs 50K to Rs 90K per year


Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 21:59



The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council on Monday gave a go-ahead to the proposed hike in the tuition fee for undergraduate students. With the go-ahead to the proposal, the fee will be hiked from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 per year from 2013.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council on Monday gave a go-ahead to the proposed hike in the tuition fee for undergraduate students. With the go-ahead to the proposal, the fee will be hiked from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 per year from 2013.


The announcement was made by Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister MM Pallam Raju on Monday.

Notably, the Kakodkar Committee had in 2011 recommended a steep hike of Rs 2-2.5 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 50,000. The Kakodkar Committee constituted by the Council of IITs had suggested the four-fold increase in tuition fee to help IITs attain financial independence.

The recommendations of the Kakodkar panel were being considered by an empowered task force and the standing committee of the IIT Council had met in Mumbai on November 5, 2011, where it had recommended the increase in the tuition fee.