Impacts of Globalization on Higher Education

The higher education structure in India has served as both agent and object of the globalization and impacts of Globalization on it are immense and diverse, encompassing positive and negative changes. Globalization has not only underlined the need for higher education reforms but also wider utilization of IT, emphasis on R&D, and investment in development […]


Right to Education and No Detention Policy

On 31 December, 2015, a Centre-appointment panel, led by Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani, has recommended revocation of the ‘no-detention policy’. Here is a backgrounder on the issue. What is RTE? The Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009 makes provisions for free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 under Article 21A of the […]

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education is a new Government scheme that aims to increase footfalls of reputed international faculty to Indian academic institutes; and thereby bring in international academic excellence in India’s higher education institutions. This programme was initially conceptualized as an Indo-US collaboration but was later its scope was extended. […]

Importance and Need of Value Education

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ― C.S. Lewis Value education is rooted in Indian philosophy and culture and ingrained in every tradition of Indian culture. Educational institutions play a significant role in the promotion of value. The Vedas and Upanishads form the source […]

Big Data

Big Data is the new reality of everyday living and stands for an immensely huge pool of data which cannot be de-jargoned with ordinary and archaic methods of data interpretation. Such huge data-sets form the basis of all reasonable aspects of society. Data-driven decision-making is gaining leverage and has lent more authenticity to modern ways […]