He further added-“the day I assumed office, I made all efforts that our top institutions become world’s top institution , and we establish ourselves as a global education hub, which would also help our foreign exchange reserves get some salvation since the foreign tourists have already left visiting Goa.
In our other efforts , We removed the ban put on 40 institutions which were blacklisted by UGC . The main reason for the upliftment of this ban being that it would have given a bad name for us and India, as 40 is a huge number mathematicians say. And secondly, it would have brought down massive unemployment and idleness for the society. The faculty employed in these (earlier) blacklisted institutions, the admission mafias and agents would have come on road. And of course, the brightest Indian minds(studying in these colleges) would have been left with nothing to do and nowhere to go”- said Mr. Sibal.
“I have been assigned this task to declutter our education system by our h’ble PM and I have my missions very clear,he said.So here we have a “Mission-Man” earlier we had an awesome “Missile Man” our very own Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.“
My take on the issue:
If you want our institutes go up in world ranking, better focus on quality than votes. All these reservation policies are nothing more than vote-bank politics. It would not bring in any diversity, of course. What it does is dilute the IIT standards. What you can do is give the economically backward people some kind of scholarship, give them free education. How on earth is someone supposed to get entry into an IIT if one hasn’t got enough means to complete basic school education. Give them free books, free food, and then even free higher education. There is nothing called socially backward these days we only have economically backward classes.Its high time you get things straight.
Opening of so many of IITs would degradebrand IIT , and it would no more be a dream of students to get admission in one of them. Students dreamt to get into an IIT because only few could get through and those who could get into it would have changed fortunes thereafter. Degrading IITs will no more attract students or the faculties to join them.
Scrapping of class Xth board examination is no solution to our problem. It is just a temporary respite. Get some sensible people, and let them form a system where rote-learning is not promoted. Our tests do not evaluate students’ intelligence or knowledge but one’s retaining capacity.
Do something man, mere media announcements and press conferences won’t do any good!!
Its NOW or NEVER!!