“ 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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Monday, July 8, 2013

500 - Denied IIT seats, dozens of rankers return home - New Indian Epress

By Express News service - HYDERABAD
08th July 2013 10:24 AM

Dozens of JEE (Advanced) rankers from the state, whose IIT seat allotments have been cancelled as they did not figure in the top 20 percentile of Intermediate  marks, returned home from Chennai on Sunday. 

After the online counselling, candidates those who were allotted seats had to go to IIT-Madras, the southern vice-chairman of JEE Advanced examination office, for registration but dozens of candidates from Andhra Pradesh were sent home on Sunday, denying them seats saying that they did not figure in top percentile.

Speaking to Express, I Sandeep, who has got 3,695th rank and seat was allotted in IIT-H, said that he was denied seat as he got only 481 marks in Intermediate second year against the top 20 percentile mark from state 487/530. But they have already drawn a demand draft for Rs 60,000 and reached IIT-Madras along with their parents to take admission where he was denied admission saying that he did not figure in the list of top 20 percentile of Intermediate Board marks.
The revised top 20 percentile marks of JEE Advanced put on July 3 late night, but the seat allotment had been made earlier on the basis of the Advanced rank. After seeing the seat allotment on the website all these candidates went to IIT-Madras but were sent back home cancelling the seat allotment.

Another candidate IMC Verma who too got seat in IIT-H has said that while the cut off percentile in other states particularly in northern states is too low the IIT Advanced Board had fixed  the top 20 percentile higher than any other in the country for AP students costing a seat for dozens of Telugu candidates like him in the prestigious institutions.

“It has been a painful journey back home from Chennai to all of us on Sunday evening,’’ he said. K Vishesh, who got a seat at ISM-Dhanbad with 5000th rank, said his family members at home were waiting to celebrate his admission to the prestigious institute but this news  disappointed them.

Saying the fixing of top 20 percentile high, particularly for AP Students and considering only second-year marks, was irrational and illogical, he said that a dozen candidates like him had decided to move to court with the seat rejection letters though there were already some cases in the AP High Court on the issue.

Like these candidates dozens of students from Andhra Pradesh visited IIT-Madras were denied seats during the counselling for BC-category seats held in past two days.