Some quick links.
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You all know that the distinguished sociologist Andre Beteille resigned from the National Knowledge Commission recently. Pratap Bhanu Mehta is the other Commissioner to resign from NKC. Their resignation letters were made public, and you can read them both here.
Yogendra Yadav, one of the authors of a fine-tuned plan of affirmative action (which I linked to here), wrote a letter addressing some of the issues raised by Mehta, who wrote a reply -- both appeared in the Indian Express [links via Aswin].
Now, Andre Beteille opens up and reveals some of his concerns about Indian universities in this ToI op-ed.