The N.P.E. should work at an optional level of efficiency. “This does, indeed, presuppose that all institutions will observe certain daily schedules, that examinations will be conducted in a fair and regular manner, that student’s hostels will have an atmosphere of community living and learning that the campuses of all educational institutions will give evidence of good maintenance and promote a spirit of creativity etc. Essential through these things are, they would not suffice to meet the challenges posed in N.P.E.
What is needed is a much greater vigour and discipline in academic pursuits, arrangements which facilitate autonomy for experimentation and innovation, circumstances which bring out the best among the teachers and the students, and above all a rededication of all-the political leadership, administrative personnel, the parents teachers and students-in the great task of nation building.