A bold step

Sir, -- The Government needs praise for its boldness to allow self-financing colleges in private sector. Kerala is lagging behind other States in this regard. The Government can no more support any professional or higher education institution in the State. The mindset of the people should change in keeping with the times. Since the Government is helpless, it should promote private sector to come forward to supply the demand. Let them provide all the requirements. The Government should also give them the right to fix the fees. It is up to the individuals to decide whether they should study in a particular institution or not. If the Government is worried about the poor, let them be selected through the modules prepared by the Government. The Government should support them.

C. Varghese Paul, Sreemoolanagaram.