Everything is a conspiracy against Tamil people. Even giving "Institute of Eminence" Tag and 1000 crores for upgrading #AnnaUniversity and giving it greater autonomy without affecting 69% reservation. It is a conspiracy to hire professors from abroad & frm industry.
It is a conspiracy to allow Anna University to tie up with foreign universities without Union Govt approvals. It is a conspiracy to allow students to study one semester abroad under exchange programs. It is a conspiracy to allow University to offer courses/programs of its choice
without approval frm Delhi. It is a conspiracy to make Anna Univ. free frm UGC inspections. It is a conspiracy to make Anna Univ the first TN State Govt run institution to be awarded IOE tag. It is a conspiracy to do this without changing administrative control from State Govt
State Govt will retain administrative control as at present. Existing reservation of 69% will continue. Both hv been clarified in writing by @EduMinOfIndia .Fees will be decided by State Govt. Yes,TN Govt has 2 make additional financial grants to Anna Univ for next few yrs.
But at the end of the day must all this be viewed as a conspiracy to rob the weaker sections of society of their due? Is it a wily conspiracy to cheat the Tamil people? If you believe it is,you are not very different from bhakts who believe Whatsapp forwards as gospel truth.
Our educational institutions need to get better and truly world Class. Not ONE Indian Univ is in the top 100 of the World University Index rankings.If we can get IOE tag without impacting social justice then we must grab the chance.Think logically.
If admin control was to be taken away from them wd private Institutions like VIT or Amrita Vishwavidyalaya queue up for IOE tag?When the best private Institutions are competing for it why should our Govt. Institutions be deprived of the same?TN Govt must sign up for IOE tag
and allot necessary funds.Not doing so is doing a great disservice to future students of Tamil Nadu &Anna University itself. And pls do not reply saying we are better than Universities in UP and Bihar.For our children Bihar shd NOT be the benchmark.@KPAnbalaganoffl @CMOTamilNadu

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