From the earlier post you know whom the discussion about education system was with.
One of the interesting things that he said was how possibly the time at which an institute came up could be a factor in how they are run. That’s because the time affects the philosophy. One of the reasons why IITK philosophy is what it is because it came up late 50s and 60s. The post independence idealism, the love of freedom was still there. And it affected the philosophy. While say IIT Guwahati would be very different and it can not be like IITK. (No offenses meant please – both the places may have pluses and minuses!)
Of course, several other factors may and will come into play. But it looks like an attractive and pretty strong a factor to me.