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Government should stop funding IITs and IIMs instead, divert funds to primary education.


  • India is not a developed country and literacy ratio in India is very low so, government should focus on education of poor people rather than, spending huge money on small group of population.
  • Students, who are receiving higher education in India, are migrating out of India, serving other nationís that is really awful.
  • India is a democratic country. Democracy can only be successful if everyone is literate and that could be achieved by focusing on primary education.
  • Spending huge amount of money on IIT & IIM is like dividing nation in 2 different groups. One group cannot even afford primary education whereas; other group is receiving higher education on government grant.
  • Most of the people going for IITs & IIMs are self-capable, so government should make all these institutes self-financed and stop funding.


  • India is still in development phase so; we need these institutes to promote our young talent on international platform.
  • It is true that students from IITs & IIMs are migrating but they are sending back money to country eventually that money is being utilized in India.
  • In this phase of development in which nation is going through, we need more talent, so we need better higher education for youngsters in India.
  • For growth we need innovative minds so we need people who are Indians and who can create better systems for us. IIT's and IIMís are producing such brains.
  • Students from other countries are travelling to India for higher education in these institutes so, eventually revenue is coming back.


  • We canít compare primary education, which is gigantic with IITs & IIMs which is concentrated to small population.
  • IITs and IIMs can be self-financed but students should get scholarship in case of fee hike.

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Added by: Dr Pintu Modak

Point: of course, Govt funding must be stopped for IITs and IIMs and focus on building basic infrastructures .........

Date: 2014-07-13 22:21:13

Added by: TANVEER

Point: Today in our developing economy government is making such good efforts by coming up with the IIT and IIMs, yes its a good sector where government is investing because a job oriented education is needed, to participate in the development process but the no.of institution should be increased to reach all the areas and sections of country. If we talk about primary and secondary education then yes government need to invest more in this sector of education because this education will prepare students to go for the further skill related education.

Date: 2014-04-26 03:22:16

Added by: sanyam sharma

Point: At some point it is true that students @ iits and iims level are self capable but the hard work and dedication they show to get this platform is not to be underestimated. On the other part govt launched huge schemes and policy for the poor children to make them literate and if they have capability to gain higher education govt provide scholarships to them . So govt is funding to both .

Date: 2013-10-30 04:05:00

Added by: Mahesh

Point: In my point of view government should foucs on primary education because peduaction base for poor peolpe if there is base for poor how they will go iits and iims .my request to govt should focus on primary education

Date: 2013-04-08 18:26:43

Added by: Ranjit

Point: On the other hand govt sending lot of money for primary education,food,clothes,scholarships,books everything for primary students...but students not getting even one 20th of the found..because our system is there is not point on withdrawing fund from IIT and IIM.

Date: 2012-09-20 01:23:49

Added by: Ranjit

Point: First thing is fee for primary education is very low..parents can afford it.for those ppl who cant afford this they must go to govt schools.if still they cant afford little school fee,well such people should not marry.If govt dont give fund to IIT or IIM institute fee will be so high that only rich people can study..then what will happen to those poor students who are talented and knowledge ?

Date: 2012-09-20 01:22:04


Point: goverment should focus on primery eduction we have seen in recent days private school are not in the mood of giving primery education to poor after implementing "right to education" they have challenged it in court therefor without base we cannot build piller but iim and iit should be given funding because we should think about ecnmically weak stuents also

Date: 2012-07-27 00:27:20

Added by: shanmukhi

Point: I think in my view,as counting on lacks of money is started from a on rupee coin,if we give proper education for primary and secondary students they will become IITs

Date: 2012-06-18 21:43:00

Added by: sajib saha

Point: it is very important to funding in primary education.iim

Date: 2011-06-03 23:38:58

Added by: Neo

Point: the iits and iims are world class institutes not bcz of the standard of faculty or research but bcz of the students studying there.they are talented and capable.they know what they want.the govt shd work on r weak areas instead of funding the iits and iims.why only the elite are provided with all the facilities? the govt shd focus on primary education and improvign the literacy rate.this will also help ward off other evils like child labour.

Date: 2011-05-25 07:52:17

Added by: abhay sharma

Point: there are lots of students who have skills and talent but dont have for these students its a duty of a government to provide them these IIMs and IITs kind of places where they can upgrade themselves by investing less amount of fees.

Date: 2011-05-20 13:09:27

Added by: HIMANK

Point: But seeing through the latest of india primary schools ratio is more than IIT and IIM so government should invest more and more so that the students who could not pay the fees of IIM can also live a life like of IIM students

Date: 2011-05-19 13:15:36

Added by: vibhav Mishra

Point: but still not so much amount which is been earned in other countries by iit iims..come bk to the nation..the proportion is verl i dont by this point.primary education is more necessary.

Date: 2011-05-16 13:41:57

Added by: Abhishek

Point: Focusing on one thing doesnot means that we stop development of other thing comparing primary and secondary education is not right we needs the both at there places

Date: 2011-05-14 18:52:45

Added by: Roopashree hegde

Point: 1.Today parents are educated and able enough to give their child atleast primary education so the government shloud fund IIT,IIM so that the burden on parents will be less. 2.kerala is the litrate state not because government funding its because of awareness and less corruption in the education system.

Date: 2011-05-09 13:45:47

Added by: sachin

Point: Now government is planning of building many more IIT and IIM so these institutes needs funds for establish themselves on international standard.

Date: 2010-12-12 05:12:12

Added by: Rohit Singh

Point: There is still shortage of faculties and infrastructure in elite institutes like IITs and IIMs. Also the Govt. has taken initiative of opening more IITs ans IIMs bcz of increase in OBC seats. Hence, to create such infrastructures funding is necessary and this would benefit the backward class. The primary education has been made compulsary and huge sums are being invested but the results have been dismal. To improve primary education, channelizing the funds and effective governing body is more important than deviating the funds from preier institutes.

Date: 2010-11-17 12:22:21

Added by: sangita singh

Point: primary education is our base if the base will not strong then the pillars cannot be set up effectively which result in damage so government should give fund to the primary section instead of iits an iims

Date: 2010-11-17 09:56:01

Added by: sangita singh

Point: primary education is our base if the base will not strong then the pillars cannot be set up effectively which result in damage so government should give fund to the primary section instead of iits an iims

Date: 2010-11-17 09:54:56

Added by: sanjay das

Point: well in my opinion both these aspects are two sides of the same coin. if the govt. would stop funding the iits and iims then the poorer and the capable student would stop dreaming about higher studies for they cannot afford to take a huge sum of loan which in turn will lower down the technical excellence of our nation, becoz then, only the rich and people belonging to royal family will go for this courses and all of them may not be competitive enough. i do agree that the quotas should not be there in this field, but still we should not debarre the rights of capable one's from getting such educations. on the other hand the govt should find some other alternatives for funding the primary education which is also the need of the hour.

Date: 2010-10-18 03:29:00

Added by: Mrudula

Point: I dont think that our governament should provide funds to IIT's and IIM's becz they dnt need to get funds they are in way to provide funds. governament should provide funds to primary education to students who wanted to study they should be encoraged to study by proving funds to primary education wher the base is not in a correct way then why should we bother about the IIT's and IIM's?

Date: 2010-08-19 15:22:08

Added by: Shruti Goel

Point: Well,funding primary education is much more important than higher education as a country builds up on strong pillars and if the basic education system is weak i.e, the primary education,their is no point in helping institutes for higher education.They have many other sources of income rather than asking for funds from government.

Date: 2010-07-25 00:39:43

Added by: pavan

Point: Why Government should fund IITs when there is a huge crunch of funds for primary education, instead Govt should made financial institutions to provide education loans to every student in need at minimum interest, so that funds can be diverted to make India educated.

Date: 2010-07-14 14:02:48

Added by: Prateek girdhar

Point: IIT's and IIM's have to spend lot of money on research and development and if government will stop funding to them then finally students will have to pay for this by increase in fee. If a student can't afford then he will have to take heavy loans.

Date: 2010-07-04 09:55:28

Added by: Shyama

Point: IITs provide a very good standard of education that can be obtained in popular international universities only.We indians must be proud of having such and all are equally privleged to study there.government should never stop fundig such institutes because there are many youngsters in the economically poorer sections who are aspiring to study in these institutes.

Date: 2010-06-30 21:31:34


Point: what is think about this is that giving fund to iits and iims is not the main problem, infact the question of the hour is that how lift up the education level(primary education) along with higher level. So we need to concentrate on this that how we can increase or develop the primary education level.

Date: 2010-06-28 12:17:33

Added by: abhijit

Point: Primary education is much more important then the higher education....

Date: 2009-06-30 09:13:38

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