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Higher Education
Opinion  /  Published 14.05.20

True credit: One-year Master's degree or two?

The double goal of education creates some paradoxical situations. In principle, education should offer equal opportunities to all, and it should also represent the pursuit of excellence. But neither i...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.19

Alarming attitude towards higher education

Teachers in colleges and universities have always been accused of getting too much leave. Some years back, the University Grants Commission had come up with a fixed number of hours for ‘direct teach...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.12.19

Duty, and hopes

By Antara Bose

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.18

Guidelines on hiring foreign faculty are vague

Pushkar is a PhD in political science (McGill University) and currently director of The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. The views expressed here are personal...
By Pushkar

Opinion  /  Published 27.06.19

The UP govt obviously does not care for freedom of expression

The problem with critical thinking is that it is not easy to annihilate at one go. It has to be done step by step. The draft Uttar Pradesh private universities ordinance, 2019, passed by the state cab...
By The Editorial Board

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North East  /  Published 01.12.19

Gauhati University offered unapproved courses

The Gauhati University has jeopardised the career prospects of nearly 74,000 students and collected Rs 39 crore as enrolment fees from them by offering 21 unapproved courses through its distance learn...
By PTI in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.18

#MeToo in universities: Heartbreak and hope

I travelled to several universities across India earlier this year for a research project on sexual and gender-based violence on campuses, speaking to students, faculty, workers, administration and ac...
By Adrija Dey

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.19

The problem with desperate populism

This is a government in a hurry. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre first decided that economically weaker sections among upper castes would be given 10 per cent reservations, and...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

Economy may wither

Market capitalism suffers from, what psychiatrists describe as, bipolar disorder. The affliction leads to alternate periods of elation and depression. This ailment can be controlled and managed by tre...
By Anup Sinha

India  /  Published 13.11.19

JNU offers partial ‘rollback’

Jawaharlal Nehru University authorities on Wednesday announced a partial “rollback” of a hostel fee hike that has roiled the campus for a fortnight now but the agitating students remained dissatis...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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