From last 2 weeks, the US college admission scandal has been in the forefront of print and social media. The scandal unearthed how several wealthy parents were involved in bribing university coaches and test proctors to get their kids into some of the top schools. Also the best kept secret that many rich parents have historically used and continue to 'buy' seats through 'donation' route. My wife works in one of the well known universities as Assistant Professor, so naturally this has been one the topics I want to discuss with her in details but she has been too busy with grading/classes etc along with handling busy family life due to our twins. India too has donation model or capitation fee model who didn't get through due to entrance scores or GPAs but wealthy parents can't get their offspring into top notch schools like IITs/IIMs/IISc in science/technology/mgmt, AIIMS/JIPMER/CMC etc in medical , so in my opinion, poor students but who are good in studies and are capable of getting seats on their own fare better in India's type admission and not feel cheated. What are your thoughts?