Today (19th August, 2011) there was an enlightening set of tweets from a News Anchor. The series of tweets went like this:
Q: Why there is bribe in admission for MBBS Seats. A: Because demand is more than supply. Solution: Increase MBBS seats.
When i was in my 8th standard I came across an interesting Simulation Package called Foxes and Rabbits. Supposing this logic of demand and supply is applied on population of Rabbits it would run like this:
Q: Why is the population of Rabbits low?
A: Because foxes eat them.
S: Kill all foxes.
Population of rabbits still will not go up, because the food available can only sustain a certain number of rabbits. The excess would die of hunger.
By a similar logic Number of MBBS seats cannot be increased to cover the market demand for MBBS Seats. A Doctoral thesis can be written on the subject. I would like to close this post with this thought.
The Doctor who passes out treats a patient.
Q; Why Patients have Head Ache?
A: Because they have heads.
S: Off with their heads.
I can only imagine that this would happen if this solution is immediately enforced.