Shimla: In opposition to privatisation of higher education by permitting opening of many private universities, Communist Party of India (Marxist) plans to launch a state wide agitation and intends to knock the doors of the court for containing the governmentâ€™s plans.
â€œRampant privatisation of higher education has severely undermined the creditability of the entire education system in the state,â€ says Tikender Panwar, a CPI(M) leader.
The party has stated that Chitkara University, one of new private universities in the state, held its admission counseling at Chandigarh so as to avoid a fair and transparent process on the campus.
Shortcomings have surfaced in the functioning of Manav Bharti University and yet the government has failed to take stern action against the promoters of the institution, says Panwar.
Admission process at the first counselling at EIET University Baddi which was recently upgraded from a college to a university only proved that money making was prime motive of the private institution, he added.
Far from making the state a hub of higher education, privatisation of the education has only facilitated transfer of land to promoters who otherwise are restricted from buying land in Himachal, the party said.
To stop privatisation of higher education, CPI(M) will launch a state wide agitation and even knock the doors of the High Court to put a check on the government, said Panwar.