The complexities inherent within the Indian education system often appear too complex for a precise comprehension. Currently, the clamour for quality has been accentuated prominently as none of India’s universities or higher professional institutions figure in the list of global top 200. Why do our prestigious institutions lag behind? Is it ignorance, lack of vision, inadequacy of resources or the work culture? Our young people made a great mark in NASA and Silicon Valley. Why can’t our academics and scholars raise the levels of institutions like Delhi University (DU), JNU, IITs, IIMs and the like?