Attack on Autonomy of IIT, IISc and other institution

When Mr. Sibbal unilaterally decided to change the appointment and promotion rule for IIT, lot of people said oh people are protesting not because of loss in autonomy. They claimed that people are protesting because they are greedy. Now he has changed the rule for admission without any discussion. I am sure lot of people will say I support him because this removes coaching classes. Leaving asides merits and demerits of such a policy, what is disgusting is the way they are imposed unilaterally. Indian education policy in last 10-15 years has reduced to whim of one-two guys (MM Joshi, Arjun Singh, Sibbal). I am surprised that Indian civil society kind of accept that education policy will be managed by minister alone without any input from rest of stakeholders (teachers, parents, students)

This apathy of civil society kind of reminds me of a poem by Martin Niemöller

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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