India cannot afford low quality education
According to an Economic Times report, even the best educational institutions in India lag their peers even in the emerging economies, as per the inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2014.
The report further says: Chinese institutes utterly dominate the rankings, occupying four of the top 10 slots and 23 of the top 100. Indian institutions manage to figure in 10 of the top 100, but this is surely poor consolation given the mediocre rankings of the rest. Also, none of the premier institutes top the India rankings. Chandigarh's Panjab University leads the Indian tally.
The number of IITs and IIMs has gone up of late. But quality at the base of the pyramid of student intake remains abysmal, and quality peters out fast as you go up the pyramid, too, the report added.
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