The fact is education in this country is in a mess and the politicians are largely responsible for this mess. A dominant group of powerful politicians from all states dominate it and how!
When a few famous Indian professors got together to set up a school for International Business the Government of Maharashtra wanted them to keep some seats for reservation
When the late Aditya Birla wanted to open a branch of BITS (the one at Pilani) wanted to open a chapter at Chennai….with the same result!
But every other Tom, Dick, Harry, is allowed to set up a college, advertise, mis-sell, buy students by paying commission to the intermediary, and generally have fun in the name of being an ‘education’ provider. It is time Kapil Sibal set up an Education Regulator and do away with the AICTE which is just an impediment to good education. ‘Recognition’ is another racket – hire a place, buy some books and get some people to come there and stand as professors. These ‘professors’ are also then available for other colleges to stand there when there is an inspection. Amazing how the license permit raj continues in fields such as education. A Tata Training Academy cannot set up a college nor can Infosys! However a politician in Karnataka or Maharashtra can set up a college as soon as he wants – and will get all the approvals. I was stunned to hear the prices of a ‘MBA’ degree. A ‘B’ or ‘C’ grade college can coolly collect Rs. 15 lakhs for an MBA seat. This is not funny, is it?
Mis-selling in financial services, you said? I think it is worse in medicine, education, real estate, sports,…..
Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.