Higher education

Privatising a public good

Print edition : December 20, 2019

Injured JNU students addressing the media about the police action, on the JNU campus in New Delhi on November 19. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Medical students of AIIMS protest against the introduction of the National Medical Commission Bill in the Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi on August 1. Photo: PTI

The argument that India cannot afford low fees at institutions of higher education does not square with the massive giveaways to corporates. The commodification of higher education, the real motive of those calling for fee hikes, will destroy all hope of education as a public good.
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