The Government of India wishes to raise 10 private and 10 public universities to the world class by selecting out the best from the existing universities and by exempting them from the rules and regulations and granting them Rs 10,000 crore over a period. This is indeed the best possible way to raise the standards of education in India. However what I suggest here that the state governments can multiply the effort of making Indian universities world class. After all, many of the Indian states are as big as the big states of Europe and some advanced countries of other continents. The 20 bigger states of India should find ways to make their two universities world class, one private and one public. The rest of states and union territories can also do the same by raising at least one university, either private or public or in PPP to the world class. If all concerned parties willing India can endeavour successfully to upgrade its 50 universities to the world class. This is indeed an urgent necessity as India suffers a lot as a result of lacking in quality education.
Niraj Kumar Jha