There are numerous issues that plague the higher education system, the most important being the myriad private institutions coming up without adequate checks and balances (Dec. 27). These institutions act as a ticket to MNC jobs and have in a way eroded the sanctity of knowledge-based education. The role of the state becomes even more crucial in creating a nimble-footed and dynamic system to sustain the growth story of India. Without an education system that is ethical, India faces the danger of losing its competitive advantage not only to China and Brazil, but also to smaller developing nations like Malaysia and the Philippines.
Shashank Shekhar Pandey,