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Autonomy and accountability

Recently, NITI Ayog mooted regulations for graded autonomy of universities. The idea is to give greater academic freedom to universities. Many believe that it gives disproportionate managerial powers to cut costs, raise student fees, and start courses in the self-financing mode. This policy is a move towards the privatisation of

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

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

Future Of Education As Changes Beckon

Teaching and learning have to keep pace with demand for innovation and skill requirements. A peek into the future suggests a substantial change to our education system. Our education system, by 2030, would respond adequately to the expectations of a fast-changing society, a growing economy and an ever-advancing technology. On the

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