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Friday, Dec 03, 2021
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Bunking Is Not Allowed

India needs more, cheaper, varsities and vocational training centres

Bunking Is Not Allowed
Illustration by Sorit
Bunking Is Not Allowed
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As college admission deadlines loomed a couple of months ago, a former collegemate in Delhi asked me if I knew anything about a design institute in Singapore to which her daughter had just received admission. In turn I called a friend, who is a National Institute of Design alumnus, to ask her what she thought of the design institute. The friend, who runs a design firm, laughed—until that week she had never heard of the Singapore design school, but I was the third person that week to ask her opinion about it.

About the same time, Bangalore papers were celebrating the exceptional SSLC results of the son of an agricultural day-labourer whose mother has supported him on Rs 900 a month through his schooling. His teachers were banding together to help meet his hostel expenses for his higher education.

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