Higher education in India is failing. Overhauling the system can salvage it

Let me start with a blunt statement: India’s higher education is in general a decrepit, dilapidated system, it’s afflicted by a deep malaise. The National Knowledge Commission—Report to the Nation (2006-9) put it only a bit more mildly: “There is a quiet crisis in higher education in India which runs deep”. Three widely acknowledged criteria …

Budget 2017 and Education: Why India needs to think global

The Union Budget is going to be an interesting exercise this year—with expectations that the surplus from demonetisation will be used for development initiatives such as education and skill development The Union Budget is going to be an interesting exercise this year—with expectations that the surplus from demonetisation will be used for development initiatives such …