The hoopla over IITs…..

Chanced upon this article online.

It covers an article on the American structural biologist, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The ludicrous part of the article is this:

In a society that glorifies the IIT-IIM culture, this doesn’t come as a surprise. My take is that if Mr. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan had gotten that IIT seat, he would most probably have been some corporate sleaze-bag or an NRI crybaby like this and this…. He’s ended up better as a human being. Great minds like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates haven’t had a “good education” by Indian standards, while people like Ramalinga Raju and Anil Kumar clear the Indian standards of education.

And meanwhile, somewhere in the deep recesses of Indian Governance, the Right to Education Act/Bill hasn’t yet been implemented into law…..

I guess it’s time we re-wrote a few standards by which we measure success, and competence

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