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

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.19

50 VCs to speak on best learning

More than 50 vice-chancellors of universities in eastern India will deliberate for two days starting Thursday on “best learning processes in Indian higher education”, at Central University Jharkha...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.19

Norms put consent fetters on VCs

The vice-chancellors of Bengal’s state-run universities will have to take the chief minister’s permission before going on a foreign tour, according to rules introduced by the state government on M...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Salt Lake

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 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

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


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