Without Gram Swaraj, the majority from talented potter and weaver and farming backgrounds become table-cleaning boys in hotels, of shop floor workers in a factory or security guards.
Aparna Krishnan IIT trains for a certian industrial civilisation which is unsustainable for the masses as well as for the world. We need a vision of society and livlihoods that is sustainable and inclusive.
Mohua Lahiri You know the saddest thing about IIT is not about producing engineers. Most of them move from there to IIMs or go abroad for post grad. Engineering jobs are often in remote locations and smaller towns - not very aspirational for most people, right? Sad....
Rajiv Ramnath Well, the world needs everyone, including IITians :-)
Aparna Krishnan Also, I have my understanding on how the modern industrial development is only devastating the earth, and communities which depend for their livlihood on earth. The cases are each before our eyes, but is needed we can debate this. And these institutes that feed towards this are flawed. I am not picking a bone with IIT. I would question iisc similarly where i spent three subsidised years on youth in fun and floric as passing an exam meant we deserved the fun anfd floric ar taxpayer's expense !