Tag: Union HRD Ministry

6 Results

  • Excellence gained, glory lost

    Excellence gained, glory lost

    Excellence cannot be thrust upon an institution. It has recently been acquired by Calcutta University through considerable perseverance and tenacity of purpose. The process of attaining excellence involves the recruitment of outstanding faculty, providing them with resources and facilities in terms of laboratories, libraries, and research amenities. Now that Calcutta University has retrieved its lost excellence, it is time to strive further and recover its past glory.

    April 22, 2019
  • ‘Caged parrots’ in the grove of academe

    ‘Caged parrots’ in the grove of academe

    Universities should be hospitable to freedom of thought, and, therefore, to the struggle of ideas, the excitement of a debate based on a genuine difference of ideologies.

    March 31, 2019
  • Bag and Baggage

    Bag and Baggage

    The Union HRD ministry’s decision to drastically reduce the maximum weight of school bags in institutions across the country is eminently rational, most particularly for the benefit of children in the kindergarten. Its letter to states calls for urgent reflection before the next session gets under way not the least because the acquisition of knowledge …

    December 1, 2018
  • Bouquet for JU

    Bouquet for JU

    For all the periodic turmoil, almost invariably leading to closure of the campus, Jadavpur University now has a remarkably cogent reason to preen its feathers. This is the happy prologue to the annual convocation scheduled to be held in a month’s time, an event that was marred some years ago when students refused to accept …

    November 24, 2018
  • Helming Visva-Bharati

    Helming Visva-Bharati

    A technically rudderless central university finally has an academic at the helm. The fact that Visva-Bharati University had to make do without a Vice-Chancellor since 2016 is testament to the overwhelming chaos within. And also perhaps the Centre’s lack of interest in and the disgust with the institution’s functioning. Bidyut Chakraborty, Professor of Political Science …

    October 16, 2018
  • Jio-IoE row: UGC axes EEC report from its website

    Jio-IoE row: UGC axes EEC report from its website

    UGC resolution on EEC's report has also been mysteriously taken off the UGC's website.

    July 31, 2018