“ 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, May 24, 2013

491 - JEE row: CBSE told to give answer keys to students - Hindustan Times

JEE row: CBSE told to give answer keys to students
Aakriti Vasudeva, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 24, 2013

First Published: 00:42 IST(24/5/2013) | Last Updated: 00:43 IST(24/5/2013)

Disposing of a petition filed against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by 15 students who obtained lower than expected scores in the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Main exam, the court directed the board to provide them with their OMR sheet, calculation sheet and answer keys before May 29.
The petition, filed in Delhi high court on May 13, said the aggrieved students had obtained up to 150 marks lower than they calculated. They sought their optical mark recognition (OMR) sheet, calculation sheet and answer keys from the CBSE so they could review their scores.
The JEE main exam has replaced the All India Engineering Entrance Examination this year for admission to NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded institutes. The petitioner wanted permission to sit for the JEE Advanced exam on June 2, the second level qualifying exam for Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)s, subject to the reviewed outcome of their JEE Main result.

However, at the hearing on Wednesday, the CBSE counsel told the court it had already decided to provide the documents to students. “We informed the court that we have verified the petitioners’ question papers and solutions and do not see a change in their marks,” said CBSE’s counsel Amit Bansal.
The petitioner’s lawyer Aashish Mishra said the court directed CBSE to provide his clients with their OMR sheet, calculation sheet and answer keys before May 29. “If we still have any grievance, the court has given us the liberty to file a fresh petition and we will exercise that option if need be,” he said.
However, parents of students who have scored low marks are dejected. “We are extremely disappointed. My son Manu Sharma was expecting 220 out of 360 in JEE main but was shocked to get only 81 marks and is not eligible for JEE advanced. We will continue the fight,” said Krishna Gopal Sharma, parent of a petitioner.