Connecting Singur with the upgradation of BESUS to IIEST (Telegraph 21 – 12 – 06) is not only illogical but also an instance of immature dilution. The two issues clearly belong to two different sets of affairs. The former one is a pandemonium occurred due to the absence of a well documented vision or a full proof program regarding the balance in development in the areas of agriculture, industry and service sector in our state which is acceptable to the people. On the other hand, the latter one is based on Vision 2020, and has matured through a methodical exercise conducted by the experts appointed by the MHRD, GOI with the participation of the concerned State Governments and Universities. It should be realized that the issue of the upgradation of BESUS to IIEST credits its own merit and does not include the slightest possibilities of depriving any section of the society. However, the blockade that appeared on the way of implementation of the Anandakrishnan committee report is apparently due to the unfortunate bargain between the State and Union Government on the issue of ensuring their holds and possessions. It is also obvious that the institutions are assessed for upgradation absolutely on the basis of their performance and qualities, but the credit or liability in respect of success or failure in implementation of the program has to be borne by the State and Union Government.
Partha Protim Chattopadhyay, 1984 MET