World  /  Published 13.11.19

HK varsities are battlegrounds

During hourslong standoffs with students this week, the Hong Kong police broke an unspoken rule to keep off campuses.Confronted by lines of riot police, black-clad students at the city’s largest uni...
By Edward Wong and Ezra Cheung/New York Times News Service in Hong Kong

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

JU campus polls in January

After three years, campus polls returns to Jadavpur University next January, a varsity official said.The decision was taken at a meeting of the students’ welfare board of the university on Wednesday...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 14.10.19

‘Here theory meets practice’

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), established in 1893, is a pioneer in hospitality education. The university provides a range of on-campus and online learning solutions, including undergraduate, gr...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.19

Why Indian universities' rankings are slipping

India has not done well in the World University Rankings 2020 conducted by Times Higher Education; for the first time since 2012 none of its higher education institutions make it to the top 300. It wo...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.19

US universities are addicted to billionaires

Epstein’s infiltration of MIT shouldn’t even be much of a surprise; from the Kochs to the Sacklers to the Saudis to sundry endowed chairs and fancy corporate institutes, American higher education ...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

Universities are not intended to teach typing

Official language has its own codes. In it, the word ‘advice’ is seldom a disinterested attempt to help. So when the University Grants Commission ‘advises’ universities to adopt the series of ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

The right to education rests on quality teaching

A country on the path to progress must look for various ways in which it can serve its citizens better. This was perhaps the aim of the ambitious proposal made by the Union ministry of human resource ...
By The Editorial Board in

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 in

India  /  Published 29.05.19

Quota gap in varsity ads

Half-a-dozen central universities have advertised teacher vacancies without earmarking the Other Backward Classes quota for the senior posts of professor and associate professor.The central government...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.03.19

Amid polls, UGC yoga warm-up

The University Grants Commission has asked colleges and universities to organise yoga drills on May 2 as “run-up” activities for the International Day of Yoga on June 21. The Lok Sabha elections b...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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