Monday, December 26, 2005


Campaign for correcting the inequity in HRD spending -- the data that we would like your help in obtaining

Dear Mr. Panda:

It was very nice meeting you and talking with you yesterday. We really appreciate your
taking the time with us to discuss various issues.

As we discussed, our bigger goal (beyond NIS) is to fight for equitable spending
by the HRD ministry with respect to Orissa. Our rough calculation
shows that currently the HRD ministry spends about 20 times in West Bengal
as compared to Orissa, and overall Orissa is probably among the
bottom 2-3 states.

This inequity has thrust Orissa to backwardness and has also partially resulted in many
talented Oriyas leaving Orissa. Many oriyas who move to study in another state
often stay in that state. Thus it is important that it is corrected.
Hence we plan to have a sustained campaign to correct it.

As a starting point of our campaign to correct the above inequity
we need the following data. We would appreciate it very much if you could
obtain them through your sources.

best regards and thanks again for your time

Chitta Baral
Professor, Arizona State University

1. The statewise overall spending by the HRD ministry's technical and
higher education divisions.
(a) For 2005-2006
(b) For 2004-2005
(c) Cumulatively since 1950

2. The statewise spending by the HRD ministry's technical and
higher education divisions with respect to the educational institutions
funded by these divisions
(a) For 2005-2006
(b) For 2004-2005
(c) Cumulatively since 1950
3. 2005-2006 budget, 2004-2005 budget , and cumulatve budget
since 1950 of the following institutions:
each of the 18 central universities
each of the 7 IITs (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati,
and Roorkee),
each of the 6 IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow,
Indore, Kozhikode),
IISc Bangalore,
ISM Dhanbad,
SPA Delhi,
IIITM Gwalior, IIIT Allahbad, IIITDM Jabalpur (under construction),
each of the 18 NITs (Allahbad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Hamirpur, Jaipur,
Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kurukhetra, Nagpur, Patna, Rourkela, Silchar,
Srinagar, Surat, Surathkal, Trichi, Warangal),
NIFFT Ranchi,
NITIE Mumbai,
SLIET Punjab,
NERIST Itanagar,
each of the 4 NITTTRs (Bhopal, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai), and
each of the 4 BOATs.

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