The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On SC Verdict on Private Professional Colleges
The Supreme Court judgment concerning the private professional educational institutions clearly points towards the need for a legislative empowerment in order to ensure that these institutions conform to certain norms concerning admissions, fee structure and the content of the syllabus. The CPI(M) has all along been suggesting that a central legislation must be enacted to empower state governments to institute a mechanism for exercising social control on these matters as regards the private institutions. This is absolutely necessary in order to ensure that higher professional education does not become a commodity to be sold only to those who can afford it.
The CPI(M) calls upon the UPA government to speedily bring forth such a central legislation in order to ensure the smooth functioning of these institutions. This should be done before the next academic year commences.