The target of my post was intended to be arts, fields like Journalism and Sociology and what falls under that umbrella. These are entirely political fields which provide no relevance other than producing political activists and goons. These types of colleges should be completely private and should be payed for by private funds of their students. No government subsidies for the institutes or students.
I don't mind fields like Psychology, Economics, Law getting some funding, they at least can provide some value, to the economy and body of knowledge.
Although I've never heard that India needs more lawyers...
They rightfully should get bulk of government funding. This bulk of funding should be extended to Science, other Tech, and Medical institutes as well. These are the drivers of the economy and innovation.
The problem of talent going overseas is the fault of the government, including Nehru's, where we have a country with a shackled economy for decades, we still can't get out of this mess he created.
The only reason arts students don't go overseas is because they have no actual value to foreign countries to poach them in the first place. Who really needs to import someone from India to study and espouse Marxist theories in London or New York?
We have to improve India before blaming these engineers and doctors for moving to greener pastures. We can also charge them whatever fees we subsidize for their education before they can be allowed to immigrate to other countries.
Agree, but that is a false choice...
We can cut funding from needless money to such programs and at the same time invest in early education.