It is all well to talk about standards at graduate and post-graduate levels. They are important. It has become fashionable to talk about inviting foreign universities to India on grounds of improving quality of education and making it affordable to Indians.
Have we, however, forgotten the abysmal state of primary education? It is this supply of students that will eventually benefit from higher education. I speak of the primary education system in urban India and, believe me, it is an eye opener. Students from english medium schools cannot speak simple English. Equally poor is their grasp of mathematics or social sciences or the three science subjects.
It is time review this mindless churn of semi-literates who become half-baked unemployables in adulthood. We need to rethink on how relevant the subjects are and how to make learning fun.