“ 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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Saturday, June 1, 2013

493 - 25,000 will not give second IIT JEE exam - Hindustan Times

Bhavya Dore , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 01, 2013

First Published: 01:21 IST(1/6/2013) | Last Updated: 01:27 IST(1/6/2013)

Despite being eligible and clearing the first stage exam for entry into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), thousands of students will not be following through on the IIT dream and don’t plan to write the second stage exam on Sunday.

Of the 1.52 lakh candidates who cleared the JEE-Main and are eligible for JEE-Advanced, more than 25,000 have not registered and will not be appearing for the exam for various reasons. The last date for candidates who cleared JEE-Main to register for JEE-Advanced was May 13.

This is the first year that students have to clear a two-part exam for entry into the IITs.
“Many candidates filled the forms as Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates but they fall in categories that are on the OBC list in their own states and not in the central list, so they will not be eligible,” said HC Gupta, JEE-Advanced 2013 chairperson.

“The other reason is that this time, Gujarat has declared it will admit candidates only through the JEE-Main, without their own common entrance test. So students who are eligible but only interested in studying in a college in Gujarat have also not registered.”

Gupta estimated there were around 20,000 OBC candidates who hadn’t registered because of the confusion about the OBC eligibility.

General candidates had to get a score of 113 or more out of 360 to qualify for the Advanced exam, for OBCs the cut-off was 70, for scheduled castes, 50 and scheduled tribes, 45.

Once they clear the JEE-Advanced, candidates will be admitted to the IITs, provided they are within the first 20 percentile of students in their respective board.

The score will also be used to determine entry into the National Institutes of Technology and other centrally-funded engineering institutes.