Friday, February 06, 2009

Higher Ed news of the day

1, After the new IITs, IIITs, IISERs and IIMs, it's now time for new AIIMSes:

Nod for two more AIIMS-like institutions:

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved two more AIIMS-like medical institutions, one in West Bengal and the other in Uttar Pradesh, at a cost of Rs.823 crore each. The Cabinet also decided to upgrade five government medical colleges in five States to the level of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

2. After etching Guindy and Chromepet on the world map for excellence in technical education, Anna University is going places:

Anna University to set up campus in Dubai:

Anna University, Chennai, is expanding its global reach.

On Wednesday, its Syndicate approved a proposal to set up an off-shore campus in Dubai. From the coming academic year, undergraduate courses in four departments – automobile, chemical, electrical and civil engineering – will be offered at the new campus, Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar said on Thursday.


  1. Rahul Basu said...

    Didn't know Anna University had
    etched Guindy and Chromepet on the
    world ignorance, no doubt...

  2. Anonymous said...

    You don't know! Guindy and Chromepet are etched on the world map printed by Anna Univ Press.

  3. Vinod Khare said...

    YAY! Finally more medical colleges. This country desperately needs some.

    About the Dubai campus -- in my experience foreign campuses just become havens for rich people to send their kids to. The kids get a degree from a recognized institute without having to go through the tough competition within the country, the college gets lots of money and the rich parents get to brag about how much they spend on their kids's education. Everyone be happy.

  4. Anonymous said...

    This is great. Not only will it serve local communities, it will create more healthy rivalry and competition in academic sector (just as the political sector).