World-class institutes when world-class ministers: BJP

May 24th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hitting at Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh for saying Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are not world-class, the Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday said India can have such institutions only when it has world-class ministers.

“We’ll not have world-class institutions till we have world-class ministers,” party spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters.

“The BJP would like to state categorically that we are proud of IITs and IIMs. All over the world, the presence of India is marked by IITs and IIMs,” he said.

Ramesh had Monday said the IITs and IIMs, the country’s top educational institutions, were surviving only because of their quality students but did not have world-class faculty.

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