Participating in the debate on the Bill, Congress MP K. Suresh claimed that percentage of expenditure on education had been reduced under the NDA government while YSR Congress Party's L.S. Krishna Devarayalu urged that more funds be allocated towards building of Central universities and research programmes in these universities.
Biju Janata Dal's Bhartruhari Mahatab enquired about the problem of shortage of faculty in new higher educational institutions. "What is the reason for this?" he asked.