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POLITICS

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Teachers' Day, Higher education commission of india, UGC, Education

Education is a great equaliser, but is Higher Education Commission of India up to the task?

On studying its clauses closely, facets of license raj are brought back to memory.

POLITICS

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Education, HRD Ministry, Narendra Modi, Heci

Why the government needs to tread carefully on UGC reforms

The proposed HECI certainly appears as a more imaginative and effective alternative to the UGC.

POLITICS

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BJP, Education, Narendra Modi, Hec

India's higher education is in safe hands now, but more needs to be done

The ministry of human resource development has come up with a draft bill to relaunch the University Grant Commission (UGC).

VARIETY

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Academic institutions, Higher education commission, BJP, UGC

Scrapping of UGC is nothing but increasing govt interference to ruin education sector

This is just another chapter in dismantling of democratic institutions.

VOICES

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UGC, Delhi University, Autonomy, St stephen’s

Ex principal of St Stephen's asks whether college will be damned by autonomy?

Examinations and evaluations conducted by external agencies — our ludicrously glorified education boards — are a slur on education.

VARIETY

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Literacy rate, School education, UGC, Higher Education

How government fails to understand higher education

What the authorities are trying to do is focus only on increasing enrolment in universities and colleges to make their political report cards look better.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Higher Education, UGC, IIT Delhi, Foreign faculty

Why hiring and retaining foreign faculty is the biggest hurdle ahead of Institutions of Eminence

The deeply-entrenched culture of obstructionism directed at research-oriented faculty may prove difficult to deal with.

VARIETY

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Higher Education, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, UGC

Why UGC fails to address problems that ail AMU, BHU

Higher education in India faces bigger challenges such as poor quality of infrastructure and low rate of enrolment.

VOICES

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UGC, University system, JNU, BHU

BHU clash: How to stop our universities from becoming battlegrounds

Educational institutions exist to nurture students, not to baton-charge them into submission and kill ideas.

VOICES

 |  8-minute read
Autonomy, UGC, Sexual assault in colleges, Gender justice

In response to charges of ‘heckling’: JNU seems to favour emotionalism over rule of law

The row over an anti-sexual harassment body highlights question of the institute's 'autonomy'.