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IIT-M Head Blames Bureaucrats For Ruined Education

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Bureaucrats Blamed For Ruined Education
The former IIT-M director PV Indiresan said; Higher education in India remained underdeveloped because the government had been leaving various regulatory bodies in the hands of 'floating' bureaucrats rather than having committed educationists to run them.

Taking part in a debate at the first national convocation on India's higher education organized by Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) at New Delhi recently, Prof PV Indiresan, said that power and money alone couldn't ensure quality in Education.

He said there should be a system without the regulation or existence of regularity bodies like University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Continuing his speech he raised up a question “We need complete autonomy an universities or colleges should be able to decide on subjects like student's admission, fee structure and faculty recruitment. What does a 'babu' know about education?”.

“We should have an objective system and institutes must be given full autonomy”. He added. Dr.G.Vishwanathan, EPSI president and chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology stressed on the importance of bridging the gap between government and Private Educational Institutions. He reiterated India being one of the largest higher education system in the world with 600 universities have secured a spot in top 300 universities in the world. India needs reform in policies along with accessibility and knowledge sharing”, he added.

Source : Deccan Chronicle

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