English is not a diseaseThe Vice-President of India is on record as having said that English is a disease. This is a horribly untrue statement.
All our scientific advancement, all our IITs and the IIMs and the Medical Colleges and the Accountancy professions and all the learning that is now part of higher education in India, was and is still possible only because of the importance given to English.
In fact, it is only English that has enabled hundreds of thousands to go abroad. The GMAT or the GRE examinations, our honorable VP needs to understand, can and will never be conducted in Hindi or any other Indian language. None can replace English in higher education.
It is a global language. It is never a disease. Wrong messages should never be given to the people of this country.