Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: higher education

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Modi government is set to grant more autonomy to B-schools such as XLRI and MDI

HRD ministry is expected to soon approve regulations granting these institutions more autonomy to frame admission policy, curriculum and admit foreign faculty.  
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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.
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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.
Central transfers can make up some, not all, of the inequality in India (Representational image) | PTI

India needs to fix the growing inequality between poorer east and richer south

Social sector spending by the poorer states remains lower than in the better-off ones. If they are to catch up, this is the opposite of what it should be.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...