NUCrackdown: Dear Mohandas Pai, we fund your sector, not opinions

Giving sanctimonious lectures appears to have become a pastime for many people. Take Mohandas Pai for instance. The former CFO and head of HR at Infosys wrote an opinion piece advising what Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students must or must not do on campus.

“Students should pay the full cost of education if they wish to focus on politics and not on their studies,” Pai advised.

The advice is both unsolicited as well as hypocritical.

Pai’s resentment against subsidised education in JNU is actually targeted keeping in mind the interests of hundreds of private universities that have been demanding privatisation of the education system in India. Pai, is a board member in one such private uni…


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