And while the IITs have been in decline for many years now, some of the MHRD’s exclusivist policies are poised to drive them further into the ground.
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Why does the government not utilise the services of academics returning to India after studying or working abroad for designing and internationalising the courses?
Currently, most teaching-cum-research institutions in the country, especially central universities but also IITs and IIMs, carry a lot of dead weight: faculty members who do not care much about research.
Brain gain is certainly taking place in India’s knowledge/higher education sector; however, it is more pronounced at some institutions than in others and overall, it is at best moderate and not impressive.
As India’s best-run institutions, they should build on their solid reputation in technology and science by diversifying into medicine, law, management, humanities and the social sciences.