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More aspirations, less preparations: Placement of Engineering grads leaves a lot to be answered

The demand-supply imbalance in engineering and technology graduates versus jobs, has been weighing more towards supply for some years now. In fact, a moratorium over opening of new engineering colleges in the country was only lifted last year as the policy makers think, India needs to look beyond the confines of domestic requirements of engineers and provide for the world. …

Why should we strive for equality in an unequal world?

By creating a world with equality, we can build societies that are richer, more harmonious and truly and genuinely progressive writes Avantika Jain Kumar, a 12th class student of Sanskriti School, New Delhi The word ‘equality’ doesn’t merely suggest everyone being the same. It instead emphasizes everyone having the same opportunities to succeed, to express, to live without fear and …

Potential over pedigree: Skills-first approach by higher education is in India’s interest

Ashutosh Gupta, Country Manager, LinkedIn India, recently spoke at a national education conference about skills-first mindset and how education systems should take this transformation in their stride. We’re here reproducing the keynote (though not verbatim) as an important year-end piece of opinion that also sets in future thought process. India is a land of brimming potential standing at the forefront …

There’s more truth in what Sanjeev Bikhchandani said on campus drug abuse

By Autar Nehru Sanjeev Bikhchandani, a success story of post 1990s entrepreneurial India and founder of Info Edge (owns naukri.com, jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, shiksha.com), besides several other roles and positions is also one of the co-founders of Ashoka University based in Sonipat. A recent news report by a leading daily quoted him as suggesting drug abuse by the students in Ashoka …

QS World University Ranking 2024 snapshot for India encouraging ?

Rankings and league tables acting as the ‘underlying platforms of marketing activity and canvassing’ for institutions in this globalized era, is one of the widespread criticisms in the academic circles. This criticism is not completely unfounded as many HEIs across the world are investing both ways in these rankings to move upward in the table. In India, public institutions of …

Making PhD optional for Assistant Professorship regressive or progressive?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) in a bold and sweeping move has amended the UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualification for appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education 2018. Now under the new amended regulation candidates who will qualify National Eligibility Test (NET), State Eligibility Test (SET), State …

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