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Hema V. Raghavan, who taught at Delhi University, says the trend of designing semester courses is preventing students from seeing the larger picture

  • Published 21.09.18, 2:05 AM
  • Updated 8.05.19, 5:35 PM
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In Rethinking Higher Education in India (WordsWorth, Rs 275), Hema V. Raghavan deals with an issue that is often at the heart of public discourse in the country. Parties from across the political spectrum never fail to promise that they will promote higher education if voted to power. But hardly anything changes on the ground ever. Even the best institutes in India lag far behind when compared to their counterparts in the West. Raghavan, who taught at Delhi University till her retirement, claims that the current trend of designing semester courses is preventing students from seeing the larger picture. This, in turn, is affecting the quality of research in colleges and universities.

Finally, the author suggests ways in which some pressing problems in this area can be solved with the help of digital technology.

Rethinking Higher Education in India, Hema V. Raghavan, WordsWorth, Rs 275