Doyen of downtrodden is actually thinking big

It’s not just the IITs and IIMs. It’s not just AIIMS. Union HRD minister Arjun Singh is planning to bring over 100 deemed universities and 32 central institutions under the ambit of the 27 per cent quota move. And yes, he has a plan to fix fees, regulate admission and punish those who don’t fall in line.

If that’s the bad news, the good news is that the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) too is on his radar. The last time the government took on T.M.A. Pai on the capitation fee issue, you know what they were made to eat at the hands of the Supreme Court.