“ 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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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

486 - Disappointing: Only 400 of 24K clear IIT-JEE mains - dNA

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 10:42 IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Tutorials advise students to study in systematic way.

The city has fared poorly in the IIT-JEE main examination 2013 as only 400 students qualified for the supreme engineering test.

As many as 24,000 students had appeared for the examination this year whose results were out on Tuesday. The cut-off marks for the examination was 113 out of 360 and the advanced test will be held on June 2, 2013.

The examination entitles a student admission in 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), 31 National Institutes of Technology (NIT), 10 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and some other deemed universities.

Nearly, 14 lakh students from across the country appeared for the examination this year of which 1.5 lakh qualified.

Yash Balghat of M Prakash classes topped in the city with 335 marks while Prafulla Dhariwal and R Sundararajan scored 320 and 312 respectively.

Vaibhav Bakliwal, founder of Bakliwal Tutorials, said, “From this year, the entrance to IITs follows two steps — mains and advanced. The examination was similar to the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) difficult-level examination. Even the marks scored were similar. The Physics paper was tough as there were some vague and out of syllabus questions.”

Durgesh Mangeshkar, MD of IITians Parshikshan Kendra, said, “The students who prepared themselves for the MH-CET have scored poorly in this examination. I advise them to study in a systematic and concept-oriented manner.”

An official from M Prakash Classes said, “The results are disappointing.”

State too lags
Of the 1.5 lakh students who qualified for the IIT-JEE advance examination in the country, only 2-3% are from the state. On the other hand, around 20% qualified from Andhra Pradesh.

Bakliwal said, “The reason for the poor performance is because of the easy placements the city students get here as there are many good institutes. On the other hand, in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, the students work hard to qualify for the all-India examinations as they do not have good local colleges.”

Mangeshkar said, “The students should study in a more competitive manner.”