“I have sent a message to Aamir Khan saying that I am keen to watch the movie, which talks about education reforms... But I want to go to a theatre to watch it with other young people so that I can see what their reaction is. I am going to the UK and once I am back on January 17, it will be my priority to watch it,” the minister said on the sidelines of a book release function.
Sibal said he wanted to watch the movie because it showed that people were ready for change and reforms would pay rich dividends.
Earlier, while releasing a book on “Engineering Education in India,” brought out by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), the minister said the government would create an appropriate environment for private players.
He regretted that universities have become agencies for conducting examinations rather than undertaking research.The minister said he would propose setting up an alternative examination body to take care of under graduate and post graduate examinations.
“State universities generate their resources by conducting examinations of the affiliated colleges. Universities are meant for research, not for conducting examinations,” he said.