Here is a piece about Nalanda Scam lead by Shri Amartya Sen a bengali communist economist.
Here is an interesting para
In the heat of the moment, it is easy to lose perspective. Let us step back and consider what the Nalanda University project is all about. Nalanda University and the South Asian University (SAU) were conceived by the UPA government as world-class institutions that, while being located in India, would be outside the purview of the University Grants Commission and government regulations.
See what ? We are told that the very reason by UGC exists and why government continues to meddle in education is because it helps keep the “quality” but when it comes to the intent of building a world class institution for some reason the governemnt keeps it outside the purview of UGC.
Well, but the keeping it outside of government purview and opening a fund to a scammer hardly builds world class institutions.
At least UPA government admitted that it is no more possible to build any world class institution while the vultures like UGC and AICTE exist. Hopefully Smriti Irani and Narendra Modi will do something about it.