Education should never ever become totally privateThere has been a big revolution in many States like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, where education at the elementary and primary levels is far better than most other States; in these States, a good deal of importance is given to the local language and not Hindi. It should be noted that Hindi is not the main language. In fact, this should always be the case.
However, there is some tall talk that the New Education Policy might open up the doors for the private sector and make higher education have private sector participation to a far greater extent than as of now. It should be noted that there are vast masses of people who sitll cannot afford to educate their children in costly colleges -- be that for engineering, medicine or whatever.
We need Government institutions and the spending on infrasturucture should also proportionately increase. It is ridiculous to even think of handing over most of higher education to the private sector.