Sigh the new education rule in Maharashtra!

23 Mar

On a saturday morning was browsing through  various news channels when I got hooked to one of the news channels. Very strange the news was about the eligibility of a student to be able to pursue further education in Maharashtra. I say it was strange and of course weird because according to the Director of technical education for any student to pursue education in Maharashtra, not only does the student have to do his schooling from Maharashtra, but his parents too should have studied in the state.

I so escaped this ridiculous rule. I understand it has not been implemented, but how can one even think of such a rule. Isn’t being Indian more than enough an eligibility factor to be able to study in any state. It definitely pinches and feels terrible as many people like me who would like to study in Maharashtra or for that matter any state, cannot even remotely dream about it and why? because we not Maharashtrians. What has caste, religion or state from where one hails to do with pursuing or wishing for better education. And by the way we live in a secular and democratic country.

The news also said it applies only to engineering, hotel management, architecture, health sciences students. How disgusting can the government get. This seems to be inspired the British rule, “Divide and rule”.

I believe that every student in this country has the right to decide and dream of studying in any part of the country. I hope and pray that this rule witnesses a big set back and failure.


Posted by on March 23, 2010 in education, India, Maharashtra, Students


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3 responses to “Sigh the new education rule in Maharashtra!

  1. Spike

    March 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    It is really sad to see this “regional” politics come into play… Our elders fought and laid down their lives to achieve freedom and unity and now the politicos are once again bent on dividing up the country… As if the divisions based on religion, caste and creed were not enough, now they are thinking about sub-divisions on the basis of region! Shameful, regrettable and backward thinking… This is not a speedbreaker, but a foundation to a stonewall in the road to development and progress. Downright dumb!

    I was walking in an airport abroad and there were no boundaries between the airport, the train station and a 5 star hotel… The Berlin wall has fallen, Europe moved towards a single unified currency… But India continues on the path of division… It only has to look at Russia to see what happens when you divide up a country…

    PS: What will happen if the parents live in Maharashtra but are uneducated? Will the child not be allowed to study there because the parents are not able to fork out a certificate?

    I too hope this fails and falls flat on its face…

  2. Benson

    March 24, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Its really sad to see that some political parties are playing regional card to gain mileage in politics….just hopeful that people of Maharashtra understand the selfish motives behind such demands…Earlier they tried to instigate the masses by launching that hate campaign against people hailing from the north and we all know what it led to….its not subsided yet and now they are trying to add a new dimension.
    This divide and rule trick once played if played again is gonna bring shame to our country which boasts of secularism.
    I hope people understand that and avoid utterances that encourage separatism.
    We all should remember “United we stand divided we fall”

  3. Valerine

    March 24, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Thanks Spike…..

    @Benson – Sometimes I just wonder if our country has really got its freedom coz it is still in fetters and suffers coz of politics and the unreasonable rules and amendments that they bring about in the name of change and development! Thanks for tripping on Ripples 🙂
    Hope to see you more often 🙂


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