& 21. Dit 340 39-41c29-42LE. The only other argument used to justify a separate Women's University in this Presidency... was that the Vernaculars could be used as the media of Instrucation ... In the initial stage, the Vernaculars are the media of instruction in all secondary schools almost up to the Matriculation standard, and as for higher education of the Indian people, Mr. Fisher agrees with Dr. R. P. Paranjpye and Sir M. B. Chaubal that "English must always hold an important place+ as being the one language common to the whole Indian Continent, but also as being a modern world language capable of expressing all the latest ideas in Pure and Applied Sciencs." Speaking of Dr. Paranjpye, it is a curious paradox that the Vice-Chancellor of the Women's University is a strong opponent for separate colleges for women in affiliation with the Bombay University... In our opinion, whatever justification there might have been for the Women's University ten years ago, there is none at all at present when the Bombay University is making its courses of study more varied and elastic, The Women's University in Poona can best become a college affiliated to the proposed Poona University. It is hardly worth while to maintain a separate University for the sake of 20 or 25 girls. The large sum of money at present spent on the University can better be utilised by making special provision in the Poona University for facilities for women students.” (The Indian Social Reformer, 4th July 1925) + There is no difference of opinion among the promoters of the Indian Women's University. Keeping modern Indian languages as media of instruction they have given an important place to the study of English.