Today's Economic Times has a whole bunch of articles and reports about education. Here are a few worth checking out:
R. Satyanarayanan presents Six reasons why India will be an education super power.
The school of moneymaking is everyone’s favourite. This article is really about the business of education in medicine and engineering; it actually talks about demand and supply, cost of setting up a college, and the expected rate of return! I am sure it will be of some use to us in our ongoing discussion about real universities. Here are three related stories.
Arnav Pandya has an article about educational loans.
Urmi Goswami talks about out-dated syllabi used in many of our universities, and about how the government comes in the way of institutions' efforts to raise financial resources from their alumni and other donors.
Finally, check out this profile of Ramesh Venkateswaran, and IIT-IIM product who chose to become a school teacher.
Update (13 June 2005) : Vishnu has already commented about too many links; however, there were a few more that I missed.
Clearly, there is a wealth of information in these articles and reports, and I do realize all this is a bit of an overload. The reason I have put these links together in this post is to have quick access to them later. Indiatimes website sucks!
So, here are the ones that I missed yesterday:
Pothik Ghosh covers many things, including CSIR University, state of research and funding of research in this article.
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore, has an article about the resurgence of specialty medicine and surgery in India. He recounts some of the unique capabilities that are being built, which will make India a strong force in this area.
Ishani Duttagupta has a report about how IITs are sprucing up their R&D efforts. Arun Iyer has a report about IISc's various initiatives to stay ahead, including its efforts in the area of industry-academia initiatives.
Finally, we have Arun Nigavekar, Chairman of UGC, giving his views on the state of Indian higher ed.