April 27, 2010

Corruption!

Oh, already I can see folks yawning ... it's almost second nature to Indians. Only this time, the head of the Medical Council of India has been arrested for taking bribes.

When is the head of the AICTE going to be indicted in a similar manner?

Education is big business in India. Engineering and medicine remain two dream careers for the millions of youngsters passing school and college every year — their passports to wealth.

Yeah, a very pathetic situation over all anyway you look at it. And a complex web that seems almost impossible to simplify.

There will always be competition to enter a medical or engineering college because of the sheer population of this country. So, there will always be huge demand for seats in 'private' colleges and so such private colleges will continue to mushroom. It's a lucrative 'business' of course. The 'owners' of such colleges mint money aplenty.

And they do not mind 'investing' a little bit at the beginning to get 'recognition' from bodies such as the MCI or the AICTE. What a strange web indeed!

Jai Ho India!

But, it's still a bit of an especially sad occurrence to see the head of the MCI being arrested for being so brazenly corrupt. Medical colleges are not like any other colleges. Doctors are made in these colleges. I shudder to think about the quality of such 'doctors' who come out of these second-rate institutions and how much they will value their 'sacred' responsibilities as doctors. Perhaps, all such nobility has already substantially vanished from the medical profession already and doctors are mostly busy minting money as well just like the rest of society.

It's a very good morning in India then!

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