SS Mantha is former chairman, AICTE and adjunct professor, NIAS Bengaluru.
Unrelenting emphasis on the highest possible marks points to deeper structural problems in education.
The vision for vocational training is on its last legs. Those in-charge have forgotten to take education into account, indulge in petty turf wars.
Crucial opportunity to bring legislation transforming quality of higher education is lost.
What happens when one of the world’s largest school education systems is pilloried in the media for all the wrong reasons? Credibility is the first casualty. The sacred thread that binds a student, her faith in examinations and the fairness with which it is conducted, can never be traded.