Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: higher education

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Higher education isn’t a guarantee for positive employment outcomes

There isn't enough evidence to suggest that superior employment outcomes are a result of skills and knowledge students acquire in higher education.

Surgical Strike Day a plot to curb student activism or move to instil national pride?

A University Grants Commission (UGC) circular asked varsities and higher education institutions to observe 29 September as Surgical Strike Day. It als...
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Given Left’s grip on colleges, arranging marriages are easier than holding seminars in India

The malaise towards Indian higher education has made our railway platforms cleaner and technologically better equipped than classrooms.

Forget funds crunch, half of India’s universities don’t even utilise 50% of their grants

Of 162 state universities, 70 have used less than half their central govt grants, with 20 spending less than 30%.
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Indian tribal students are learning Sanskrit to find jobs

7.5% of seats in the Shiksha Shastri course are reserved for STs, but they account for nearly 30% of all students in the course across India.

Tepid response to AAP’s higher education loan scheme, only 19 apply this year

The scheme, one of Kejriwal’s prominent poll promises, has seen a mixed response in the four years of AAP rule.
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Why middle-aged entrepreneurs are better than young ones

The probability of success increases once people reach 25, then performance seems steady among people aged between 25 and 35.
St. Stephens college

St Stephen’s College to head the list as govt pushes to grant autonomy to 130 institutions

India has 868 higher education institutions, and the plan is to grant autonomy to 15%. A list of 62, including JNU & BHU, was released last month.

India’s central universities have modern sensibilities, but are also deeply conservative

The extreme degree of centralisation in the UGC system that has grown 60-fold since 1950 has had negative effects on the quality of higher education in India.
IIM Ahmedabad

After directors’ protest, IIM boards will now need two-thirds majority to remove them

Committee to frame the rules of the new IIM Act decides against granting the directors’ demand to give the govt a say in their removal.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.