Speaking at an interaction during a programme organised by a print media here, Irani said that many global ranking bodies did not take into consideration the uniqueness of Indian institutions like classical Tamil institution, which is the reason they do not figure in the top ranks.

"The first day I joined office, I told people in my office that for too long this office was known for political compulsions, for political friction....Now this office will be known for political consensus and for resonance of people's will," she said.
The new education policy will also reflect this consensus as the views of people across the country have been sort by the ministry, she said. During a meeting with the representatives of a global ranking body, Irani had told them that India has a classical Tamil institution here but it does not figure in their rankings, she said at the Summit.
Because that particular institute studies a language that may not be of much use in England, it is very important to our country, she added. Asked about the edge that students with private English medium schooling have in the country, she said that children in tribal areas studying in Navodaya Vidyalayas were doing better in many areas than others.

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