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Now that most of my friends’ children are getting ready to enter college, there’s one question I am constantly asked since I write often on the subject: besides Ashoka, what are the other private options these kids have? What do I think of Jindal, Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Munjal University and even Aziz Premji? Even though it’s barely off the ground, parents even ask about “what happened to Bennett University — weren’t they setting up something and won’t it be of high quality”. Options on the university front in India are so limited that almost everyone is grasping at straws.
Every time I am asked this, I draw a blank — much to their disappointment — some looking at me accusingly