I welcome RIL to the higher education space as the Jindal’s, Nadar’s or even Ashoka are in the game as well. The criticism of the institutes of excellence tag is like a Bollywood award show where the award is purchased with clout. India is a land of ‘Sifarishilals’ hence RIL or Jio University is no different, hence I don’t buy much in to that reasoning. The economic might of RIL can be a game changer in education. People with money have always influenced the course in education in a neoliberal system. Humanities and Social Science Folks mocking the fracas on social media will be the first in the queue to apply for a rare well paid faculty position in India or even an endowed faculty chair.
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