The story of a 'part-time' grad

Why was it so easy for students to get a college degree?, asked the author

Geetanjali Krishna

In the last few months, I’ve spent a bit of time in rural UP and have been struck by the number of young graduates I’ve met. Most of them have studied locally. Some plan to get a post-grad uate degree as well. On the face of it, it seems promising. But the ground reality is, more often than not, different. A conversation I had with a taxi driver while driving from Kanpur to Banda last week illustrates why.  He offered me a laddu when I got in the car at Kanpur airport. “I just got my college exam results,” he explained. “I now have a BSc degree in ...