HRD’S EMPTY SILENCE
Updated: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:44 IST
As the IIT community ups the ante against the proposed common entrance exam for engineering colleges, the HRD Ministry is maintaining an uncharacteristic silence. Reason: all key officials are currently abroad.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is in the US for the strategic dialogue — and he is being accompanied by Higher Education Secretary Ashok Thakur who handles technical education and IITs, the minister’s private secretary V Umashankar who is an IIT graduate and very well versed with the issue, and the joint secretary in charge of administration, Amit Khare. To top it all, the media officer of the ministry is on leave.