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Current draft education bill not the answer for India: Pitroda

Sam Pitroda, who headed the National Knowledge Commission, said the draft bill for the National Commission for Higher Education.

mumbai Updated: Mar 07, 2010 01:10 IST

Sam Pitroda, who headed the National Knowledge Commission, said the draft bill for the National Commission for Higher Education.

and Research in its current form was not the answer for India.

Pitroda, who was speaking at a convention on Towards Excellence in Higher Education at Welingkar Institute of Management on Saturday, said, “The bill in its current form does not give a lot of answers and speaks of a bit more control.”

Former vice-chancellor of the University of Mumbai Vijay Khole spoke about the necessity to adopt a credit based system in Indian institutes.

Addressing heads from various colleges, he asked, “For how long will you continue to be tied to the mother university and its 150-year-old practices?”