(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 10, 2012
FOREIGN VARSITIES ISSUE
SFI Protests Backdoor Moves
Students Federation of India (SFI) has strongly protested
against and condemned
the shameful move by the Ministry of Human Resources
Development (MHRD) to facilitate
backdoor entry for foreign universities in
The SFI has expressed the opinion that the goal of producing Indian professionals for multinational companies through the proposed Foreign Universities Bill is a grim reminder of the colonial educational policies. Universities have the responsibility of creating knowledge for the entire society. They are the dwelling places of ideas and idealism. If our university system is opened to foreign and private players, it will be to the detriment of our intellectual self-reliance. While the experience of private universities in our country is already very bitter, the SFI said allowing foreign universities would in effect provide legitimacy to private universities and create a parallel higher education system in our country at a high monetary and social cost.
Registering its complete opposition to any such move, the SFI has therefore demanded that all such moves by the union government must be abandoned without delay.