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Specialized Universities In India: Do We Need Them?


“If the general definition of a university allows for any area of study to create a center of excellence within the university and become known for it, then, what the need for specialized universities is?” Asks Dr. Kamlesh Misra, President and CEO of Cordia Group of Institutions There is very little doubt that India needs more Universities to meet the rising ... Read More »

Modern Day Slavery in Higher Education

Modern Day Slavery in Higher Education

“Teachers have been working in the capacity of adhoc teachers not for one or two years but decades in some cases. Every four months they have to pray for renewal of their appointment.”   Says Dr. Usha Krishna, Associate Professor, Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi University A teacher ignites the minds, touches the hearts and shapes the future of youth. Teachers ... Read More »

Regulator Becomes Dictator of Universities

Regulator Turned Dictator

Regulator Becomes Dictator of Universities. The Status of various type universities varies in India as Central, State, Deemed to be, and Private Universities. But the UGC website added yet another category ‘Fake Universities’. The allotments of grants and extending facilities for R&D/ Projects are carried out as per the degree of status in sequential order mentioned above. In short any Research ... Read More »

Massive Internationalization of Higher Education

The major change evident in recent decades: Massive internationalization of higher education – is evident even in the traditional disciplines like science, economics and politics. This development is likely to continue, accelerate and expand into more sectors of our public and private life, predominantly in the labor market, driven not only by the exponential growth of world trade, global capital investment and ... Read More »

Ground Reality on CBCS and CFSD

Ground Reality on CBCS and CFSD

Ground Reality on CBCS and CFSD. UGC has directed all universities to reorganize examination grading system and the courses in order to introduce ‘Choice Based Credit System'(CBCS) and adoption of ‘Credit Framework for Skill Development’ (CFSD) from the coming academic session of 2015-16. The idea is very novel and it will help to study seamless subjects of students’ interest and ... Read More »

Recall stepping up to Logic in Medical Education

Transformation of Medical Education Process from Recall to Logic

By the turn of 20th century, the information, communication & technology had made huge inroads in the field of higher education, including medicine. Scenario all along had changed the recall stepping up to logic in medical education. The information which was so precious till yester century is now at the tip of “thumbs”. The communications which were hard to connect through are ... Read More »


At a time when India is in the midst of rumbling economic crisis, the new NDA government had declared that health and education will be the core areas they will focus upon. With education being considered as a potential economic driver, lately the term ‘Knowledge Economy’ has gained importance, it makes sense. Smriti Irani is the second woman to adorn ... Read More »

India, UK discuss opportunities in education sector

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British High Commissioner James David Bevan today called on HRD Minister Smriti Irani and discussed opportunities to strengthen ties between the two countries in the education sector.Bevan, accompanied by Counselor Andrew Soper, handed over to Irani a congratulatory letter from Britain’s Minister for Universities and Science David Willets, who plans to visit India later this year.Welcoming it, Irani stressed that ... Read More »

RTE fiasco : Puneeth Rajkumar and Radhika Pandit in the dock

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Last year, the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) announced that it was roping in popular Sandalwood stars Puneeth Rajkumar and Radhika Pandit as brand ambassadors to raise awareness about the Right to Education (RTE) Act in Karnataka.Months later, parents and education rights activists are demanding an immediate ban on a television advertisement in which Puneeth and Radhika are seen urging parents ... Read More »

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