If the NIRF ranking was not an exercise in chest-thumping, it would not attempt to condense all the information available on a university in just one number.
It will probably take more than 10 years for these institutes to even register on the Indian research landscape. For them to become global players will require much more.
‘Navigating the Labyrinth: Perspectives on India’s Higher Education’ sheds light on the complex issues surrounding higher education in India and suggests possible solutions to some of them.
A reliable and trustworthy voice for the value of statistics will be missed with Rosling’s passing – especially in this time when its stock is at an all-time low.
The back-and-forth over the quality of select institutes hides a remarkable national disinterest in improving the quality of the average engineering college.
In an incident similar to the Manesar Maruti factory one, eight workers at the Pricol factory in Coimbatore were given life sentences in a case riddled with loopholes.
If the UGC was truly serious about a transparent vetting process, its first step should be to make the list of journals available in a more accessible format.
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The majority of journalists are serious, diligent people so it’s a pity that the opportunity to use September 2 to seriously discuss and analyse the demands of those who are striking is being missed.
The death of two workers at Anna University contravened no law because the laws are particularly blind to occupational safety at small enterprises.
The cross-disciplinary curatorial website represents a pocket of humanity in an increasingly amoral, algorithmic internet.
Since 2003, India has been adding more than 1,000 colleges per year. The peak was the period between 2007 and 2009, when the country added 7,206 colleges, about one-fifth of the total number.
The ‘Capitation is Corruption’ initiative by SupportiveCities is an anonymous survey that aims to create the first large open database around capitation by collecting information on a national level.
A clumsy commitment to GATS could be disastrous for India’s long-term growth. The resultant marketisation would prioritise employability as the main criteria for the evaluation of an education.
It seems to be mostly an upper-class myth that most people study engineering. It ignores the high cost of technical education in the country.
The UN/WHO describe the ideal doctor-population ratio as 1:1,000, and India is approximately at half of that.
Despite the budgets they command, the faculties they boast and attention they get from the Centre, India’s so-called Institutes of National Importance aren’t well defined
We want to dive into the complex, beating heart of college education in this country and come out with a coherent map of that territory