Defending Smriti Irani: Rotten Academic Degrees Do Not Define Worth Of Intelligence!

It's performance that matters!

It’s performance that matters!

It’s pathetic that Congress party can go to any extent to embarrass ministers belonging to newly formed NDA government. It has questioned the ability of Smriti Irani to handle HRD department citing her academic credentials. In this regard, it needs to be stated emphatically that intelligence is not limited to rotten degrees alone! Read life sketch of great minds and one would notice that they were dropouts. And as I say so neither I am advocating futility of studying nor I am quashing worth of degrees. I am simply adding a different perspective!! Our former PM Manmohan Singh ji had brilliant academic record and he possessed prestigious degrees offered by foreign universities. However, this general feeling now rules the minds of electorates that his prestigious degrees were of little use as they did no good in solving major issues plaguing the nation. It’s so ironical that Congress members are not aware of the fact that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!

An interesting conversation in this regard took place on various social media sites.  I am posting here views of some of the participants for my readers.


Rajesh Sharma said:

Educated lot is more stupid and unrealistic because they are not street smart!  Educated people are making more mess in every field. Uneducated lot is involved in corruption in conventional manner which can be traced but ones committed by educated lot involves hi-tech means and thus remains untraceable.  Highly educated  ministers in previous UPA government like Kapil Sibal, A Raja and others remained hand in glove with controversial forces instead of taking appropriate decisions to serve the interest of nation. They simply viewed the Indian issues from Western perspective! Most of the IIT Graduate are supporting Arvind Kejriwal who introduced a welcome move of distributing tickets to uneducated people belonging to lower echelon of society.


Suresh Ram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, said:

Please understand the difference between “Structured Academic Education of West” and “Knowledge imparted by system”. Politics is all about society and people. Guru imparts Knowledge and Professors of premier institutes like IITs, IIMs and AIIMS are academicians only are at the beck and call of Irani only! It is high time educated fools understand that they are fools involved in fooling common man!! It is like fire brigade on way to “Putting down Burning Flames of India” is attempting to sweep the dirt on the road leading to spot. And claim dirt should be removed. Why are you objecting??

Mra Satish Awaiting Justice, Thane, Maharashtra, said:

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, though only a Minister of State, performed eggscellently in MEA / HRD etc. in the previous government, looked after cricket and love affairs etc. free for the country, side by side. All the world loves a lover. So maybe he was not booked also for certain matter, in which common man with family taken into immediate custody and harassed. So for higher Cabinet ranked Smriti, it sure can’t be easy, if one compares!

Hariharan Subramanian, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, said:

Why not Smriti for HRD? For a minister what is important is decision making at right time and at right place with the help of officials. A minister’s task is to intercept the best idea, which he/she can easily do after entering into consultation with experts.

Vivek Deveshwar, IITian, Bangalore, Karnataka, said:

Maybe professors need to join politics and become minister. BTW, IITs are nowhere in global rankings and research output.

Gursharn Singh, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, said:

Uneducated lot have the same potential as the educated lot. They have performed well whenever they got an opportunity. It’s time to harness their potential. We should not jump to rash conclusion stating the appointment of Smriti Irani a blunder.

Sara Chimthanawala, Nagpur, Maharastra, said:

Education is not only College Degrees, it is the knowledge & wisdom one acquires with the various situations & events in life. I am not saying that college degrees are not necessary, of course they are mandatory, specially in today’s competitive world. History shows that most of the brilliant minds & discoverers etc are not graduates, but they left a mark in the world & a trail for us to follow. Let’s “Think out of box ” as they say & give this lady a chance to prove herself. Let us not sit on judgement even before the goods are delivered, let us keep doing our best & bring glory to our country.

Sunil Kohli, New Delhi, said:

Our former PM had so many qualifications but of what use?  Bill gates,who is hardly educated, created wonders. What matters is how and how much you deliver. Yes if you don’t deliver then people will find loopholes. Congress did not deliver as expected by people. So people started digging the past of Sonia Gandhi but that was not so when UPA came to power in 2004. Old saying: If company of books makes you educated then librarian would have been the most educated person. Similarly, if degrees could make you perform then Man Mohan Singhji should have been the most successful PM. Therefore, its performance, performance and performance.

A king had no woman in his cabinet. So he inducted one. One day the cabinet ministers went for boating. Centre of the river the boat capsized. This woman minister ran over water, brought another boat and saved every one. Next day the male members complained to the king “Sir, what type of minister have you inducted in to your cabinet!! She doesn’t even know how to swim.”

Bhanu Prakash said:

I think development matters more than entering into debate about being educated or uneducated!

Yaksh Nigam, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, said:

I can prove that, educated persons are more dangerous that the uneducated ones. A leader should be good from heart and not only academically good.

Sanjeev Sharma, Jalandhar, Punjab, said:

Tell us what should be the qualification of a Defence or Home or Finance or HRD minister?  She is quite a capable lady. A  good manager need not to be a management graduate.

Rupesh Masand said:

As very rightly said, it’s ‘performance’ in the end of the day & educational qualifications don’t seem to influence it. So dear friends, let’s wait and watch Smriti handle the proceedings (though handling IIT & IIM might be a real tough job!!!!), rather being judgmental from Day One.

Ritesh Kumar Tiwari, Pune, Maharashtra, said:

Do people belonging to IIT and IIM have more brains?

Rohan Dharesh, Bangalore, Karnataka, said:

Formal education is a complete failure and we see this in real life. People who get high ranks fail in real life. Theory and practical is totally different. Indian education system is based on Lord Macaulay’s prescription for slave countries but the Nehruvian constitution has continued with it shamelessly. We need to kick out this system of education that is all about corruption, donations, extortion, marks and passing exams. Today’s textbook theories and postulates have no place in real life. Albert Einstein was a dropout; so were most of the great people. This stands as evidence that western form of education is flawed.

Manmohan Singh Ji had umpteen degrees and doctorates and the way he would govern was horrible. Every speech of his was written and prepared by his secretaries and his voice was so meek that he himself would hardly be able to hear. His degrees taught him that the poor are responsible for inflation, that money does not grow on trees, that minorities had the first right to natural resources, that history would be kinder to him etc. Manmohan has proved to be the worst PM ever and even the Pakistan PM called him Dehati Aurat!

If we really believe in independence, then we need to change the education system immediately from the Macaulay slave system of education to that better suited to an independent country. We need to get rid of western concepts of exams, marks, extortion in the name of education. IITs and IIMs need to be reformed and Indianised from the present Westernisation.

 It's so ironical that Congress members are not aware of the fact that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!

It’s so ironical that Congress members are not aware of the fact that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!


Congress Criticizes Appointment Of Smriti Irani

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11 responses

  1. Many thanks to these readers for arriving on this post:

    Shrawan Lohia, Guwahati, Assam; Prassoon Suryadas, USA; Rohan Dharesh, Bangalore, Karnataka; Deewaker Pandey, New Delhi; Pandit Deepak Sharma, Chandausi, Uttar Pradesh; Manoj Joshi, BJP Member, Udaipur, Rajasthan; Anil Ayaan Shrivastava, Educationist, Satna, Madhya Pradesh; Nikhil Garg, Noida, Uttar Pradesh; Vivek Beniwal; Deewaker Pandey, New Delhi; Prakhar Pandey, Poet/Writer, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh; Parul Sood, Chandigarh, Punjab; Narendra Singh Gariya, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand; Rajesh Panchbudhe, Freelancer, Nagpur, Maharashtra; Ranjeet Singh, Noida, Uttar Pradesh; Pushkar Mishra, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi; and Arun Prakash Srivastava, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

  2. Vidya Bhushan Pandey, Special Prosecution Officer, Allahabad High Court, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, said:

    She is intelligent . I have seen her in political discussion on TV .


    Author’s Response:

    First let me thank you for sharing your view..I just need to ask that how can you dismiss anybody’s abilities without giving him/her an opportunity to deliver the results?


    Vidya Bhushan Pandey said:


  3. Author’s words for Vishal Sabharwal, Ludhiana, Punjab:

    Losers always complain this way !!!!

    Author’s words for Prassoon Suryadas, USA:

    That shows to what extent the defeat has affected the thought process of their leaders..


    Author’s words for Swami Prabhu Chaitanya, Patna, Bihar:

    We live in nation which believed in Guru- Shishya parampara!! The moment it got replaced by Western idea that degrees matter, it’s for everybody to see that this nation has gone to dogs…

    Author’s words for Ravi Hooda, Canada:

    Glad to notice your presence.. The moment degrees gained unwanted attention in this nation, education sector got converted into most profitable market!! Don’t you think so?

  4. Mra Chetan Joshi said:

    Arvind, itte bhi andhe bhakt matt bano. i support modi but not exactly happy with this choice of his. first, she is not elected as MP. Second, she is not educated. Third, Her key experience is make-believe world. IIT, IIM and other colleges certainly deserve better representative.

    Author’s Response:

    May be you have enough grounds to provide legitimacy to your cynicism targeted against her but even then none of your point deserve attention. Anyway, if you came to read my post you would have seen that it’s made up of views expressed by men’s rights activists and almost all of them have wholeheartedly accepted her appointment. Just see what they have come to say!

    Those who are opposing her are the ones not governed by any strong logic other than “elitist arrogance”. My support to her is not because of any “andhabhakti”, but it’s entirely because you cannot judge anybody’s ability without giving him/her a chance to perform! Allow her to perform. That’s all.

  5. Sucheta Sighal, USA, said:

    Education does not come only in the packages of ‘degrees’. ‘We are here to remove Macaulay’s education once and for all.’
    – A master stroke by Modi ji

    Author’s Response:

    I hope she delivers excellent results so that her detractors come to bite the dust ..I don’t why this verse has come to strike withing my mind today 😛 😛

    पोथी पढ़ पढ़ जगमुआ,पंडित भया न कोय, ढाई अक्षर प्रेम का, पढ़ै सो पंडित होय 😛 😛

  6. Krishna Mohan said:

    Congress never knew or knows how to oppose 🙂 Aur dubega!

    Author’s Response:

    True…It did not learn any other art other than mastering sycophancy 😛

  7. Pushkar Mishra, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi, said:

    Arvind K Pandey jee, We take some patience and give some time to her. As far as educational qualifications is concerned, our country have had great experience. I believe in Narendra Modi leadership so I must say she make us proud by her work. She is known as hardworking and vocal as well. She has guts to deliver an out of box ideas and leadership.

    Author’s Response:

    Yes, that’s the correct approach in this regard…..

  8. Sandeep Singh, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakahand:

    So time comes now we should shut down all the schools, colleges & academic institutions because real brain lies only in dropout …grt?

    Author’s Response:

    Who is suggesting that? It’s called “Kutark”..By the way, Arvind Kejriwal, an IITian, gave lot of tickets to uneducated people? Did you oppose then?

  9. Mohnish Sharma said:

    In a democracy people are chosen because for their capabilities not for their degree. There are many countries worldwide who have people in parliament without master or bachelor degree. Also, keep in mind that not all degrees have the same status. When it comes to degree, the school rating is more important. Many western counties consider the degrees of other universities who didn’t pass the rating and compliance as bogus.

    Author’s Response:

    Thanks for your precious views..It’s evidently clear that capabilities are not dependent on possession of degrees. And that’s enough reason to allow likes of Irani to run the system. If they fail then there are enough ways to give other people a chance but let not dismiss their right to perform even without giving them an opportunity…

  10. Anjeev Pandey, Journalist/ Writer, Nagpur, Maharashtra, said:

    “लेकिन इसे जस्टिफाई करना गलत है। युवा फिर AAP की ओर जाएंगे।”…


    Author’s Response:


  11. Rakesh Kumar said:

    Manmohan – RBI governors PhD ( Destroyed Economy as PM who in 1992 saved Economy as Finance Minister)

    Farziwal – ITT ( Bhagoda )

    Endless list of such Educated Elites as Ministers or PM..

    Issue is of Strong Will Power & Desire to make India a Developed Country..

    They just don’t want to do it..

    Namo was a Chaiwala..
    Did development in Gujarat bec. He wants too do it , he has NO excuses for Not doing it..

    Serving country & mother India is his passion.. That’s what India need..

    Ways automatically comes out when a person want to do it..

    Past Leaders just don’t want do it & desire it & therefore dont do any work towards it..

    Just doing vote bank politics based on caste , Religion etc as part of Divide & Rule politics..

    First go to Youtube & listen Irani Speeches & debate..

    Clarity of thoughts & Ideas.. She has in her mind..

    Just wait & watch..Judge her by the works she did in past & future she will do..

    If a Degree or Certificate is a criteria to judge someone Potential & Talent then you r having some Wrong Notions & believes…

    Indian Education system is of British Mindset to create clerks..

    We r good in Service Sector only where educated Clerk type Mindset persons r needed..

    In IT companies.. We r giving services to client of USA etc..

    Basically.. In today World.. USA did Research , China made a Product of that Research & India give services to that Product..

    Highly.. Low Level work done by us bec. We r born , brought up & still studied by the Britsh Era Education system..

    Just Cramming & Cramming..
    No Practical relevance & use of whatever we studied in life..

    That connectivity of what we Learn With its Practical use in life & then with its way to Earn Livelihood from that Learning is totally missing…

    How many Research , Scientist & Patents does India having every year..

    Even PH.D that r coming out they r good for nothing.. PH.D is so much difficult abroad like in USA.. But here it has become a Joke.. Have PH.D degree & become Professor or Principle in School , College etc that’s it..

    PH.D persons should be a Scientist but here it is another degree like MBA, BTech etc

    So.. Here Education System is a Joke…

    That’s why our Country has become a Joke in world..


    Author’s Response:

    Many thanks for your feedback…

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