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An engineering college boom built on a foundation of dysfunction
An engineering college boom built on a foundation of dysfunction

By the middle of 2015, things became dire for Odisha’s private engineering colleges. Of the state’s 46,000 engineering seats, as many as 30,000 were vacant. In this excerpt from his book ‘Despite the State’, M Rajshekhar tells the story of the boom and bust—in which the students and staff were the only losers