Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal has promised to overhaul the education policy making of the government in the year 2010. 'You will see a paradigm shift in education policies. It will be an epochal year,' Sibal said.
While he described the year 2010 as very important for his ministry, Sibal pointed out the due stake of researchers and faculty in the education system which would give fillip to higher education and research.
Highlighting the important role of private players in the development of education in the US as in the case of Stanford University and Harvard University, Sibal said the government would create 'an appropriate environment' to attract public private partnership (PPP) and private players to education sector.
Sibal laid emphasis on India’s needs to raise its strength of PhD scholars from a mere 1,000 per year to at least 23,000 to catch up with China and other countries.