"The institute which is given top status in India is orthodox. It is a slave of its own tradition, not willing to change, unwilling to become scientific. That is why it is India's top class, not the world's," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
IITs are "orthodox" and "slaves" of their own tradition and these factors are major hindrances for the premier tech institutes to attend world class status, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
Addressing a seminar in New Delhi, the deputy chief minister took the example of Malvika Joshi, who was rejected by IIT as she does not have a 10th or 12th completion certificate, but got admission into the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US.
Excerpts from the speech:
- We believe that the person should get admission in IIT who has spent 20 years in school. This very rigidity of the IIT cost them one bright student.
- The election season is going on in the US and debates are going on who will be the education minister or finance minister and these debates are going between professors of top institutes.
- Neither they are elected nor they are bureaucrats or politicians. And in our country fake people rule the roost.
There is a need for a separate Education ministry in the centre as a person should not be considered as a resource, said Sisodia who also holds Education portfolio. Currently, the education falls under the Ministry of Human Resources.