“ 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

489 - Teenaged lovers commit suicide - Business Standard

Press Trust of India  |  Kota (Rajasthan)  May 10, 2013 Last Updated at 01:25 IST

A 16-year-old girl and her 19-year-old lover allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Chambal canal here, police said today.

Gumanpura police said the bodies of the young couple, who had allegedly jumped into the canal last night, were recovered today and handed over to their respective families following a post-mortem.

The deceased have been identified as Avanish Koli (19), a resident of Balakund area, and Saloni Vijayvarigya (16), a Std X student from the Keshavpura area.

Meanwhile, in another case, an 18-year-old girl allegedly ended her life for having performed poorly in the IIT-JEE entrance exams.

Ayushi Tiwari, a resident of Jhansi (UP), who was taking coaching in the city, hung herself from the ceiling in her hostel room, they said.

The girl has left a suicide note in which she has stated that she "regretted not living up to her parents' expectations," they added.