Tuesday, June 07, 2005

On the education front ...

India Today, in its latest issue, published the results of its annual survey of 'best colleges' for undergraduate educaction in arts, science, commerce, engineering, medicine, law and management (sorry, no links, because of IT's paywall). For each subject, they have the all-India top 10 list, and a city-wise top 5 list for Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. Management, of course, gets a special treatment, with a much longer list.

I have always wondered about how reliable these rankings are. Now I know. Rashmi Bansal thinks that India Today's rankings for Mumbai are just plain junk.

Patrix has a post on plagiarism in thesis writing, and talks about how our University Grants Commission plans to curb this pernicious practice.