IIT, IIM in every state a terrible idea: Omar

IIT, IIM in every state a terrible idea: Omar

Reacting to President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement that the government would set up IITs and IIMs in every state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the decision would dilute the institutions of repute.

Terming the decision a terrible idea, he wrote on Twitter, “IITs and IIMs in every state is a terrible idea and will dilute these institutions.”

Earlier, Mukherjee in his speech to the joint session of of Parliament, said, “We will set up IITs and IIMs in every state. In order to empower school teachers and students, a national e-library will be established.” Omar said there was a need to improve the quality of education in the existing institutions.

“There was a need to make existing IITs and IIMs world class. How about just making the existing ones truly world class,” he tweeted.

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