Sunday 5 December 2021



The policy of disregarding Talent and Quality is a deliberate attempt to frustrate the Talent and quality at the expense of the Nation. Every sector including higher education has gone for a six out of the stadia due to our system and these policies. Kindly remember that this system is made by us. Therefore, the onus is also on us.


The impact of our policies can be seen on our premier educational institutions such as IITs. They are no more the Benchmark for Talent and Quality and overall Institutes of excellence in education and research. The proof is the list of ten public institutes and ten privately managed institutions announced by the Government of India in April, 2020 as the Institutes of Excellence (IoE). Kindly note that only four IITs (Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur and Bombay) out of twenty-three IITs have been listed. There is none listed from the thirty NITs. The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) which was assigned with the selection of the institutes and later with monitoring them didn’t find IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati worth considering.


Ten privately managed institutions declared as IoE further prove the point of IITs losing the sheen. No one is interested in arresting this downward slide of IITs and NITs as inferred from the list released by EEC.


Possibility of respect for the Talent and Quality is almost impossible or it’s like day dreaming. Therefore, there is no option other than going abroad for the disregarded talent with the erect spine and self-esteem. Reversal of trend seems almost impossible and will continue for many many more years to come.


Hope some responsible custodians will definitely see beyond their self-interests.