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Vice in appointment of vice-chancellors

Recently, Governor Bunwarilal Purohit, chancellor of state universities in Tamil Nadu, anguished over the practice of bribery in appointing vice-chancellors. The malpractice is an open secret, but an acknowledgment by the Chancellor came as a surprise. A look at the anatomy of corruption in Higher Education. In India, the government-funded universities

HECI: Gateway to meddling

Date: 28 June 2018: The Government of India announces a draft Bill titled “Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Act 2018.” Implication: It is a blatant attempt at depriving the States of their role in higher education. Mark it; before 1976, Higher Education was a state subject. That

Shaping nation’s destiny in classrooms

The destiny of any nation is shaped in classrooms by committed efforts of dedicated teachers. After having visited numerous schools and colleges in recent years and after having interacted with many students and teachers, I have come to the sad conclusion that Indian education system has serious deficiencies. I propose my

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