Economic Times has a report about the ongoing tussle in the Central Government about what to do -- and how to do it -- with the education cess, which has collected about Rs. 5,000 crores (Rs. 50 billion). The players are Arjun Singh (HRD Ministry), Chidambaram (Finance Ministry) and Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Planning Commission).
In the meantime, CABE has articulated a strange view that not more than 20 % of the resources of a college/university should be recovered from the students through fees.
ET has another article about the collaborative arrangements between Indian institutions and foreign ones; it points out that the regulations on this issue are still being prepared.
If this post looks and feels like a link dump, it is! Since I think there is some important information in these reports, I have collected them here simply for quick and easy access. As I have stated so many times before, the Indiatimes website is an absolutely horrible, messy maze; it is difficult to find things there. For example, there was a report about a company called 3D Solid Compression in the ET two days ago; I could not find an online link to it!