A number of decisions taken by the Maharashtra government relating to higher, especially technical, education have no educational merit. They are intended only to swell the coffers of the privately-controlled educational institutions. The latest among these decisions is that to raise the so-called NRI quota in engineering colleges from 5 to 15 per cent

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First published in 1949 as the Economic Weekly and since 1966 as the Economic and Political Weekly, EPW, as the journal is popularly known, occupies a special place in the intellectual history of independent India. For more than five decades EPW has remained a unique forum that week after week has brought together academics, researchers, policy makers, independentmembers of non-governmental organisations and political activists for debates straddling economics, politics, sociology, culture, the environment and numerous other disciplines

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