Up until India became independent in 1947, a decent education was a privilege accorded to very few citizens. A strongly enforced caste system came in the way of unrestricted access to this resource. Options for higher learning were scant, and only the well heeled could afford it. Fast forward to 2015. In a recent report, UNESCO declared that the country has achieved “universal” primary education. However, enrolments in secondary schooling as well as colleges continue to pose stiff challenges to successive governments, which have made suboptimal budget allocations to these areas. The private sector has been sluggish in building capacity for higher education.