Whatever the reasoning behind JNU’s decision to diversify into engineering and management, it seems about time.
It’s remarkable that 100 institutions, including some ordinary central and state universities, submitted their claims for ’eminence’ status when no more than 30 of them should have bothered to apply.
According to the home ministry, the institutes have failed to file their annual returns for the last five years.
The so-called ‘institutions of eminence’ will need to better strategise on how to attract and retain research-oriented faculty if they are to break into the top 500 in world university rankings.
The need for foreign faculty is limited to select teaching-cum-research institutions which employ a minuscule number of the total faculty members in the higher education sector.
One official believes that these pseudoscientific initiatives are only filling a void left behind by the “all-round incompetence” of the Indian scientific community.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
From leading scholars in Japan, Australia and the US to universities and groups across India, there has been an outpouring of support for the JNU students charged with sedition.
Raghuram Rajan, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, delivered the convocation address at IIT Delhi on October 31, 2015. His speech ranged from reminiscing his younger Delhi days to intelligent ways of working to the rules of respectful conduct, and touched upon as well as paralleled developments from around the country […]
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