Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicAcademia

Topic: Academia

There’s a big gap between higher education and jobs. Here’s an alternative learning model

Classical higher education has many attributes that must be preserved. But academic leadership needs to come up with some answers first.

DU prof Shivling case shows why academic freedom can’t be cover for distasteful remarks

Free speech in a democracy comes with responsibility. It certainly does not cover wounding the faith of any community, that too by a professor.

Without grants for research, India cannot become Modi’s vision of ‘Vishwa Guru’

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

No one is asking the right questions about Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s ouster from Ashoka University

We pick soft targets, we discuss inanities, but do not talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation.

Women less likely to criticise men’s research in academic journals

We conducted a study using author information from all comment letters published over 16 years in PNAS and Science, two of the world’s most high-impact and widely read scientific journals.

One look at Allahabad University will tell you how inbreeding is ruining India’s academics

Panjab University, MS University of Baroda, Aligarh Muslim University all showed great potential in the 1960s. Then they started recruiting more of their own.

JSTOR’s paywall is still alive, but it’s trying to score brownie points during a pandemic

To show solidarity during the coronavirus crisis, JSTOR has announced free access to over 6,000 books and 150 journals. Great news, right? Except it’s not.

Indira Gandhi vs Morarji Desai: How JNU was at the centre of battle to capture academia

Under Indira Gandhi, JNU turned a deep shade of red because of curricula and faculty chosen by Education Minister Syed Nurul Hasan from a pool of pro-CPI teachers.

Annamalai University accused of plagiarism, data manipulation in over 200 research papers

Microbiologist & image forensics expert Elizabeth Bik has traced duplication and manipulation in papers published by Annamalai University researchers.

Plagiarism, data manipulation hurting India’s research, govt panel raises alarm

Govt-appointed panel, headed by former IISC director P. Balram, calls for overhaul of research process, says state of PhDs 'far from satisfactory'.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.