The Big Picture – Higher Education Reforms in India

Guests: Narendra Jadhav, MP Rajya Sabha; M. Jagadesh Kumar,Vice Chancellor JNU; Dr. Manisha Priyam, Senior Academic//Higher Education Specialist

Anchor: Frank Rausan Pereira


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15 thoughts on “The Big Picture – Higher Education Reforms in India

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I did not understand the ladies point. She tried to make too many points which was neither here nor there. When she says that iits cater only to us/western economies, it is completely false. 99% of the projects IIT facilities undertake, are from Indian agencies. If you want to create world class institute, give them autonomy, push them to excel in terms of teaching, research by hiring quality faculties irrespective of origin of country. Universities should be made free from political interference and they should be the learning ground for all and sundry. Also the universities should be proactive in hiring good quality, motivated faculties from all fields.

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Bribery and nepotism in state universities appointment right from the peon up to the Vice Chancellor level. Nobody seems to have flagged this issue, Prof. Just mentioned it tangentially

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Ask students what changes do they want…Govt will get all the answers instead of listening to these educational specialists.

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Pune university has a worst curricula, Mr. Jadhav. It is one of the worst universities of the India. Too much bureaucratic and technocratic. Officials of the university are ruining the image. They work like on patron-client relationship.

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    biggest example of curricula not revised is NCERT ,, a book that is referred to every UPSC aspirant

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I would like to respectfully disagree with the M.P for standing tough on autonomy. Although I agree that there are lots of pitfalls in the present system but our basic aim should be fixing the drawbacks and not jump the ship. The jnu V.C I think, was very right in saying that the universities are not actually utilizing the autonomy they have to reach its maximum potential.

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Dr Priyam
    Task broader.. proliferation of low quality Institute
    Universities are not centres of excellence
    Innovation as spirit needs to be imbibed
    Best Indian music and art is outside University
    Cutting edge knowledge comes with Dialogue
    Best sportsmen not from University
    Self reflection and self criticism is University need

    Need to take leap after wake up
    Autonomy as scheme has been struggling.
    Enemies of autonomy are not political but within
    They need to embrace counter factual
    Third party audit
    Prerequisite for autonomy?
    Autonomy linked to University culture
    Fair practice interrogation

    Narendra Jadhav
    Right moves
    Challenges reforms
    Expand physically
    improve quality
    Metamorphic change
    Use of ICT
    Academic reforms
    Exploring global opportunity
    Financing challenges
    Cluster based
    1. Highly research focused in cutting edge multi disciplines
    2. Professional education centered for highly skilled jobs
    3. Liberal arts and basic science- broadly based expanding reach
    Analytical divide is necessary
    Move away from One fits all

    Academic reforms overdue
    Ciruculum not updated
    Immediately revision every3 yrs with industry
    Pune University example 2 yrs for revision
    15 diff regulators and autonomy battle with babus
    UGC prescription wrong on many front

    Prof Kumar VC JNU
    Higher education importance of scientific innovation and technology
    Good quality Institute
    All can't excel
    Govt for graded
    Depending of skill set provide appropriate skills
    India faces different challenges
    Electricity access
    Drinking water
    Who to provide solutions?
    We need to innovate
    We keep doing same things
    Poverty related to inequality
    Should we focus on ranking or focus on problems of country
    Balance or views
    Primary concern should be to make youth stand on feet

    Universities not raising standards and review performance
    Fund raising not done
    Accountability needs to be built in

  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

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  • September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I think mr jadhav made a point of 3 tier cluster, seperating each like research, professional courses, others which is itself discriminatory , why we shouldn't club above into each course at all levels.


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