Paradigm shift in education policies in 2010, says Sibal:
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday announced
that there would be a vast change in education policy making of the
government in 2010.....Read Full
State universities are making money by giving affiliation to
innumerable colleges, said Human Resource Development Minister Kapil
Sibal Monday, adding that such varsities need to set up a separate
panel to conduct examinations.
“They are giving affiliation and making money by just conducting
examinations for them,” Sibal said after launching a book on
engineering education at the Observer Research Foundation here.
“The conduct of the examination puts a
huge burden and as a result, they fail to concentrate on actual
things they are supposed to do,” he said, urging the universities to
undertake more research.
“State universities should stop giving
affiliations to colleges. Instead, they must focus on research and
other academics that they are not doing properly these days,” the
However, the minister said regulating
the state universities is the job of state governments and the
central government cannot interfere directly here.
Sibal later told reporters that there
can be a separate panel to carry out exams of these institutes. A
part of the money could go to universities which will offer degrees.
Speaking about the engineering
education, the minister said that universities must make engineering
colleges autonomous to boost research.
“The number of students doing research
is far below than the national requirement. The universities must
free engineering colleges from the affiliation process,” Sibal said.