The editorial First do the homework (Our Take, January 20), rightly observed that the government’s move to withdraw deemed university status of several institutes that had been granted that status earlier will only lead to chaos and confusion among affected students. It is a serious issue and questions the credibility of the government, which first granted the status of deemed university to these institutes and has now withdrawn it. There should be an independent body to oversee the process of granting this status to institutes. The decision to repeal the deemed university status of these institutes will jeopardise the future of lakhs of students.
S.K. Wasan, Noida
Mystery of the melting glaciers
This has reference to the report Misquoted, says man behind glacier goof-up (January 20). All the pseudo-scientists from Syed Iqbal Hasnain to R.K. Pachauri need to be penalised for selling horror stories about climate change, global warming and now, as if that wasn’t enough, melting glaciers. Hasnain cannot escape responsibility by saying that he has been misquoted, and Pachauri can’t get away by saying that he just quoted Hasnain. In fact, the vested interests of the people behind these theories need to be probed further.
Devendra Narain, via email
More power to the tweets
Rajdeep Sardesai’s views in Actions tweet louder (Beyond the Byte, January 15) about Shashi Tharoor’s tweeting habits are biased to say the least. Instead of being criticised, Tharoor should be congratulated for he has shown courage in challenging the policies of his own government. In fact he is doing a great service to the country.
Mukesh C. Gupta, Delhi