Education: New College in New Delhi

India's youngest college is Nirmala, at New Delhi. Until this summer, Nirmala's 461 students were one of the city's big postwar problems. They were mostly refugees—homeless Hindus and Sikhs who have been pouring across the border from Pakistan ever since the partition. The Ministry of Education tried to take care of them by setting up a coeducational college in a Moslem building in one of New Delhi's noisiest and smelliest bazaars. When the job of running the college became too much for the Ministry's limited facilities, the government turned it over to a band of U.S. Jesuits. "Already," said the...

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