supreme court - supreme decision ?
Much water has flowed over the cooum since the supreme court's decision on abolishing reservation in private colleges.
It is indeed a mixed verdict.Let us look at the pros and cons of such a verdict
Firstly the pros.When you are done away with reservation, the colleges can make sure that they provide education only to the meritorious students.The colleges are free from government interference and in effect they could mould themselves on the IIT model where they attract the best of the students and groom them.In effect the court has decreed the way for privatization of education.This is really utopian thought.
Here are the reasons why the decision by the courts might not work. Firstly the politicians.India chiefly is unfortunately in the socialistic mould, which envisages that everyone should have everything funda.Look at it, for years there was only fixed steel output, there were no cars on the roads except for the ambassador and what not.That being the case, our politicians simply cannot and will not accept this judgement of the court.Secondly the concept of the so-called social justice and vote bank.What is the social justice that our politicians crow about from the roof tops ? Total crap.While they send their children into elitist schools and other high up places, they make sure their vote bank people are mired in the wretched slums, there by making sure they always remain in power. And now when such a judgement comes along they make sure they can do anything and everything to safeguard their own intrests.How is that ? By showing a rarecase of unity ! My goodness !
Now if you look at the self-financing college scenario, the dominators are the four southern states, and a few up north.Now most college do not have even the basic infrastructure required.I mean many of them just rode on the "I want my son to be an engineer" sentiment and became rich overnight.Most colleges are higly sub standard and such a decision by the court would only foster the collection of high management quota fees, which ironically most fathers are willing to pay.
In effect the supreme court's decision has opened a pandora's box.On a personal note i do support the court's decision, notwithstanding the spectre of fleecing of students by the private colleges.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 11:39 AM