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Private institutes should stop commercialising education

The editorial Not the best in their class (Our Take, September 6) rightly states that the absence of Indian universities in global rankings points to a deeper rot in the sector.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2011 22:59 IST

Private institutes should stop commercialising education

The editorial Not the best in their class (Our Take, September 6) rightly states that the absence of Indian universities in global rankings points to a deeper rot in the sector. The real reason behind it is the surge in the number of private institutions, some of which are run by politicians. These institutions don’t care about providing quality education as their prime focus is on making money.

S Ramachandran, Chennai

Making the best of the land bill

The government deserves credit for introducing the new Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament (Govt to bring new land bill in House tomorrow, September 6). The existing law, which was framed decades ago, lacks provisions to address the land problems that 21st century India is facing. The new law will be a success only if it makes it easier for state governments to acquire land to build more public schools, hospitals, banks and offices in small towns and villages. This will ensure that people are not forced to migrate from villages to cities in search of better prospects, and also solve the problem of shortage of residential land in urban areas.

Tushar Kanti, via email

An invitation to more problems

The government appointed interlocutors on Kashmir in haste, and the results of that ‘mistake’ are visible now (Pre-’53 status way forward for J&K: Panel (September 3). The team’s suggestion to grant autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir is immature and impractical. The interlocutors don’t realise that giving J&K autonomy will benefit Pakistan more than it will help either India or the Valley. The government should ask the interlocutors to not only review their proposal but also refrain from issuing statements to the media without the home ministry’s approval.

Shanti Bhushan, Ghaziabad