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Higher Education
Opinion  /  Published 14.02.19

The impractical mathematics of reservations

Affirmative action cannot be taken casually. Not that Indian politicians take the vote-winning possibilities of reservations casually; the problem is that it is the only aspect of affirmative action t...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 09.10.18

Mistaking critique for subversion

The public perception or image of a university is now used as a vital indicator of its ranking. It also apparently affects its acceptability. Public perceptions attest to desired social roles for the ...
By Shibashis Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.19

Educated women are a positive force in a nation

While some people feel that history is being turned back, certain facts suggest that it is not so easy. The All India Survey on Higher Education 2018-19 shows that, generally speaking, women’s enrol...
By The Editorial Board

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

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Jharkhand  /  Published 06.12.19

Duty, and hopes

Three first-time voters from Jamshedpur tell The Telegraph their concerns and expectations...
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

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


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