There are schools, then there are colleges and then there are these universities…..where facilities are rated the a la carte style.
Khurki was privy to this conversation an applicant was having with a counsellor at a ‘specific’ university admission desk:
Applicant: Madam, I want to do Ph.D.
Counsellor: Ph.D in what?
Applicant: Anything possible, I have 3 MA degrees and can get a couple of more. We can choose…
Counsellor: Don’t bother about more MA degrees from elsewhere, we have them on our a la carte menu.
Applicant: Wonderful. And in how much time will you complete my Ph.D here?
Counsellor: It depends on how much you can spend, the cost of researchers, professors and guide are all there on our menu.
Applicant: Can you please mail me a quote along with your MENU CARD?
Counsellor: Only Mr Chancellor can do it………
Chancellor: How can I help you ma’am……
Applicant: Mr Chancellor, can I have a Ph.D degree please…..funds no problem…..