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Quote:The bulk of the 44 institutions are in Tamil Nadu:

St. Peter’s Engineering College, Avadi;

the Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kumaracoil, Thuckalay;

the Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, and other institutions run by this university;

the Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Padur,

the Chettinad College of Nursing;

the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital;

the Saveetha Medical College and Hospital and other institutions;

the Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering, Virudhunagar;

the Periyar Maniammai College of Technology, Thanjavur;

the Academy of Maritime Education and Research, Chennai;

Vel’s Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai;

the Vel Tech Engineering College;

the Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Pollachi;

Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Salem, and the Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry.

Show-cause to MGR institute

In another case before a Bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justices R.V. Raveendran and Deepak Verma, Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam said the Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute running the Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital and the Dr. MGR Engineering College, Chennai, was among the 44 institutions to which notices would be issued asking them to show cause why the deemed university status should not be cancelled.

The ACS Medical College, which admitted students in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, would not be affiliated to the deemed university as the Human Resource Development Ministry decided not to accept the recommendation of the University Grants Commission.
[url="http://www.dailypioneer.com/230605/Students-resort-to-violence-in-Chennai.html"]Students resort to violence in Chennai[/url]
Quote:Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has opened a Pandora’s box in Tamil Nadu after his Ministry decided to strip 44 educational institutions, of which 16 are in this State, of their deemed university status.

In a State where professional courses are available only at a premium and have become family business of politicians, the frustration of the students came to the fore soon after the news flashed on Monday night....

I don't understand why they allowed them at first place. Now students had invested money and prime time of life studying in these institutes, their future are screwed. Either Government should move them to other institutes or let them finish education.
Quote:Decision pending with SC but panic engulfs students


Anupma Khanna/Abhinav Ranga | Dehradun/Ambala

Panic, frustration and the fear of an uncertain future loomed over thousands of students in Uttarakhand, consequent to Centre’s submission to the Supreme Court signaling de-recognition of three deemed universities in Uttarakhand. These include Graphic Era, HIHT University in Dehradun and Haridwar’s old Gurukul Kangri University. The story is similar in neighbouring Haryana, from where three other universities figure in the list of 44 submitted by the Government to the Supreme Court.

While many slammed the Government questioning the granting of approval for ‘deemed university’ status to these in the first place, others expressed vociferous resentment against the institutes’ management for having jeopardised their lives. A plethora of doubts and questions troubled their minds. “I fear if we shall be able to practice or pursue further studies after spending all the money and time,” stated Kapil of HIHT University in Dehradun.

“We are shocked over the decision, and hope the Government does reconsider the decision. We do not know how the Government first gives such status to an academic institution, and later realises otherwise,” said Ashish Hooda and Raghav Kakkar of Ambala’s Maharishi Markendeshwar University. Similar is the plight of the students of Lingaya University and Manav Rachna International University, both in Faridabad, which are going to be divested of the status of deemed university.

Panic lay reflected in the reactions of many other students that the paper interacted with. “The HRD Ministry has very conveniently said that the concept of deemed university will be abolished in India but what happens to us? Caught in the middle of nowhere, what are we expected to do! We took the exams conducted by our college but if the affiliation regresses to Uttarakhand Technical University, which degree will we get?” wondered Manali, an engineering student at Graphic Era, Dehradun.
The decision to allow themselves to be evaluated by the students with over 75 per cent attendance was taken at an emergency meeting of the PUTA’s general body meeting (GBM) held on Thursday.

“It is a great move, and would go a long way in further improving the teacher-student relationship by creating a unique ambience for pursuing academic pursuits,” said Vice Chancellor Prof RC Sobti.

The exercise will be carried out at the end of each semester and only those students who attend 75 per cent mandatory lectures will be eligible to give their feedback. Further, any student who drops any paper or gets a re-appear in any paper will forfeit the right to give his or her feedback.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/231011/Punja...utiny.html <img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
[url="http://sarvesamachar.com/click_frameset.php?ref_url=/index.php%3F&url=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/expressindia/iKgY/~3/WspDCPSIGVc/"]Overruling state govts, UGC gave deemed status to 11 in blacklist[/url]

Complete corruption, Who is right? or who is biggest bidder?
Cabinet to take up crucial Education Bills on Thursday

New Delhi: Two major reforms bills of the HRD Ministry -- one to allow entry and operation of foreign education providers in India and another on setting up of educational tribunals -- are expected to come before the Cabinet on Thursday.

The Cabinet is likely to consider the Foreign Education Providers Bill, 2010, and Educational Tribunal Bill, 2010, official sources said.

The government has completed all discussions over the Foreign Education Providers Bill which is hanging fire for over four years.

The proposed legislation would regulate the entry of foreign education providers as per India's priorities. http://news.in.msn.com/national/article....id=3695900
[size="6"]49 Indians amongst world's richest; Ambani, Mittal in Top 10[/size]

Washington: Indians Mukesh Ambani and Lakshmi Mittal figured among world's top ten billionaires as Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu beat Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on earth.

Besides fourth ranked Reliance Industries chairman Ambani and fifth placed steel czar Mittal, four other Indians were among top 50 in 2010 Forbes list of the World's Billionaires released Wednesday with as many 49 Indians joining company with the planet's 1,011 richest people.

With his fortune swelling to an estimated USD 53.5 billion, up USD 18.5 billion in 12 months, Slim surged ahead of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, who had held the title of world's richest 14 of the past 15 years, the US business magazine noted.

Gates, now worth USD 53 billion, is ranked second in the world. He is up USD 13 billion from a year ago as shares of Microsoft rose 50 percent in 12 months. Buffett's fortune jumped USD 10 billion to USD 47 billion on rising shares of Berkshire Hathaway. He ranks third.

Eleven countries have at least double the number of billionaires they had a year ago, including China, India, Turkey and South Korea.

Fourth placed Mukesh Ambani with a fortune of USD 29 billion has global ambitions, Forbes said. So has his younger brother Anil Ambani ranked 36 with a USD 13.7 billion fortune.

Fifth ranked Lakshmi Mittal with a fortune of USD28.7 billion is "looking to expand in his native India; wants to build steel mills in Jharkhad and Orissa but has not received government approval," Forbes noted describing him as "London's richest resident" who oversees ArcelorMittal, world's largest steel maker

Azim Premji with a fortune of USD 17.0 billion was ranked 28. "Software czar chairs USD 5.5 billion (revenues) Wipro, country's third-largest software exporter. Reported jump in net profits in last 2 quarters, signaling a rebound for US-dependent outsourcing giant."

Shashi & Ravi Ruia brothers took the 40th spot with a fortune of USD 13.0 billion. Their "USD 15 billion (revenues) Essar Group has weathered downturn and embarked on an expansion drive in all its businesses, including steel, oil and power."

Last among the Indians in top 50 was Savitri Jindal, ranked 44th, with a fortune of USD 12.2 billion. She took over as head of OP Jindal Group after her husband died in a helicopter crash in 2005.

Among other Indians on the billionaires list were Kushal Pal Singh (74), Kumar Birla (86), Sunil Mittal (87), Anil Agarwal (113), Adi Godrej & family (148), Shiv Nadar (201), NR. Narayana Murthy & family (616), Rahul Bajaj (880) and Vijay Mallya (937).

Another stellar idea from MMS and Kapil Sibil: import fpreign professors and sociologists into the indian education system. Instead of decolonizing, these fellows are leading Indians straight into further mental slavery. Why send the Barkha Dutts to Columbia when Columbia can come to the Barkha Dutts.

Quote:As PMO intervenes, changes in Foreign Education Providers Bill

The long-pending Foreign Education Providers Bill proposed to facilitate entry of foreign institutes in India is set to undergo changes after the PMO’s intervention. The HRD Ministry has started circulating a new version of the Bill for inter-ministerial consultations a second time, to address some of the objections raised by the PMO.

The revised version of the Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations, Maintenance of Quality and Prevention of Commercialisation) Bill, 2009 proposes to conform to the reform-centric recommendations made by the National Knowledge Commission and the Prof Yashpal led committee’s recommendations and to allow provisions for rules framed by a successor body to the UGC to govern these institutes.

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Quote:Indian Cabinet Approves Entry of Foreign Schools

India's cabinet has approved the entry of foreign schools into the country to help it overcome difficulties in improving its education infrastructure.

Personally, I think it's a good thing. [color="#800080"](<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' /> Actually, the statement is typically San.)[/color]

Posted by san at 3/15/2010 05:21:00 PM 2 comments Links to this post

Labels: education, indian science, technology


Quote:3/15/2010 7:18 PM

karyakarta92 said...

It can be a good thing <img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' /> if it results in Indian students not going to hell holes like Australia & Britain. Foreign universities can help develop quality infrastructure. However, their curriculum needs to be monitored carefully, especially in non-technical disciplines. Such vetting is necessary to nip any christist madrasahs in the bud.

[color="#800080"](Extremely naive. Once the floodgates are open, they'll never close. Same as with media being owned by alien and local christohouses: they have only grown in strength and influence and mass-base. And all Hindus can do is complain - to no avail.

So monitor and vet away. Hindus are just as inept at shutting down the source of lies=christomedia, as they will be in doing anything against subversionist alien centres of miseducation once that weed is put into the soil of Bharatam.)[/color]

In fact, I would argue that foreign schools be allowed only in those areas that we are deficient in, ex: management etc.

[color="#800080"](Why do people imagine they have a say in all this? The christogoonda govt not too long back declared its intention to revive Indo-Europod Studies in India, finding that it had been too long since our christoBritish masters left us.

I think it's fair to say that they have a totally different idea for the direction of all Indian education. And that it is intended to be an mis-education by propaganda.

Not that it will be much different from Amerikkkan schooling, I shouldn't wonder. But there's bound to be even less say in the curriculum.)[/color]

3/15/2010 7:56 PM
The highly specialised macaulayists are coming in. Because the native minions are too inept and don't know the latest tricks to break in the inconvertibles/native wild horses (the going's too slow).

Prevention is better than the cure. In this case, there is no cure. So prevention is India's best (only) bet. Not that anything can really be done (other than finger-crossing that the plans will fall through and can never be resurrected): power's not in Hindus' hands. Just like freedom of speech does not apply for Hindus either.

Anyway, the fact that the christo-aliens have decided its time to intervene themselves - instead of leaving it to the local incompetents who aren't meeting quantity targets and deadlines - shows that Hindu self-education on facts vs propaganda must be scaring them silly. Heathenism not dying fast enough.

Soon they may look to bring Wendy Doniger, her spawn and her native parrots (native mythologists parroting them and treading paths christowest has cleared) into the curriculum, to manufacture more soft christians from Hindus: people who will call themselves Hindu but will have imbibed and will regurgitate all of the alien and alienating christian view of the Hindu religion/Gods.
Hindus are only good at whining.

And why the hell are we acting like this is some huge new development.

You don't need to go to a foreign uni to get anti Hindu indoctrination.

That begins right from kindergarten in all Indian schools whether they be gov't run or private run (syllabus set by the state).

Indeed there are many Hindus who send their kids to Xtian run schools in India and then cry later when the kid becomes brainwashed.

Ya & Karyakarta exaggerates a lot when he claims oz & UK are savage. By that standard what does that make India where an entire Hindu community was ethnic cleansed from Kashmir, where people are routinely slaughtered in terrorist attacks & where the gov't ruthlessly cracks down any Hindu attempt at protest?

It also shows the general cowardice of Hindus that all it takes is a few attacks on random Indians to send them packing from OZ with their tails tucked between their legs. If the legions of idiots got a gun for their protection (at least in US) then the attacks would be drastically reduced but no that never comes into their dumb heads & instead they cry helplessly like kids.
[url="http://http://www.dnaindia.com/india/column_kapil-sibal-s-bill-will-kill-the-iits-and-iims_1361452"]Kapil Sibal's bill will kill the IITs and IIMs[/url]
<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> As “paid PhDs” worm their way through university libraries and PhD degrees acquire the value of diploma certificates the University Grants Commission (UGC) and varsities across the country seem helpless in checking mushrooming of the paid research industry.

From June 2009 the UGC had notified “minimum standards and procedure for awarding MPhil and PhD degrees”. The notification was hailed as a step towards regulating the way research was done in the universities. But till date, it has not been adopted by majority of the universities across the nation. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100411/main6.htm <img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />
An uneven innovator

Sushila Ravindranath

Posted: Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 2119 hrs IST

: Indians do not innovate. Consider this. India currently ranks 58th on an international innovation ranking by the Economic Intelligence Unit. The EIU study does not expect any dramatic changes in the ranking in the next five years. At best, India is projected to improve its rank only by one place to 57! The study suggests that India’s lower rank is because the environment is not conducive to innovation, which is reducing the efficiency of conversion of inputs to outputs. According to the 2005 World Investment Report by UNCTAD, India ranked 66th among 117 countries on the Technological Activity Index. Kuwait, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe ranked higher than India. It is well known that India also scores badly on the Human Capital Index.

So why is India unable to be the source of major innovations on a sustained basis although it has a large talent pool? This is the question that has been bothering Rishikesha T Krishnan, Professor of Corporate Strategy, and Jamuna Raghavan, Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, IIM Bangalore. After years of examining this paradox and extensive research, Krishnan has written a book From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation, the challenge for India. He has looked at the issues from personal, industry, academic and government perspectives.

Krishnan points out that Indians are individually creative and often come up with ingenious methods of solving the millions of problems they face. There are large numbers of grass-root innovations to prove this. During the dotcom boom, it was common to hear that the American venture capitalists would not fund a start-up unless it had a person of Indian origin as chief technology officer. Hundreds of top-ranking MNCs have set up their software development and R&D centres in India to have access to the vast talent available here.

So where are we going wrong? Says Krishnan, “Innovation is different from creativity”. While individuals display creativity, transforming individual creativity into innovation is a social and collective process. The reason why India remains an uneven innovator is because it has many barriers in its social, cultural and political fabric and these are sticky and threaten to persist for years to come. He argues that innovation is particularly important for India and has to be looked at with a sense of urgency.

People sometimes say innovation is not a major factor for our growth. India has abundant labour and a very young population. This gives us an edge over China. So, all India has to do is to coast along, based on the cost advantage it enjoys, and not really bother about concepts like innovation. This is a fallacy. Krishnan says that Indian companies have grown rapidly post-liberalisation, without much apparent need to innovate. But this phenomenon is not uncommon in economies that are freed from years of regulation. Eastern Europe has seen such growth. But once the pent-up demand for things like appliances, mobile phones and other gadgets reaches a level where companies have to target replacement demand rather than satisfy first-time buyers, the challenge would shift to coming up with new products and enhancing efficiency to be competitive.

Indian consumers often have needs which are different from consumers in other parts of the world. When there is necessity, we innovate. Krishnan gives the example of wet grinders that were developed as blenders based on Western models were not capable of delivering the batter for idli and dosa. We still have a substantial population living below the poverty line. Therefore, companies will have to come up with products and services to cater to the bottom of the pyramid. The ubiquitous sachet is an Indian invention to cater to this sector. What we have lacked is the ability to constantly come up with such innovations. When companies enter the world market with low wages as their competitive advantage, as in the case of Japan, South Korea and recently China, they soon find that they have to climb up the value chain as wages tend to creep up. Therefore, on all fronts we need to innovate fast.

Krishnan analyses the number of patents granted by the US to Indian inventors or assignees. The number of patents granted between 1995-2008 is about 11 times the number granted between 1976-1994. MNCs accounted for little over half the patents in both periods. MNC patents in the earlier period were mostly in pharma industries, while in the later period they were primarily in IT-related areas. Indian companies received only 7.5% of the patents in the earlier period and this has increased to 16% in the later years. Despite improving numbers, firms have struggled to convert their R&D investments into successful innovations. In the pharma industry (which accounts for the maximum expenditure in R&D and the maximum number of patents), not a single new drug produced by an Indian firm has crossed all barriers of clinical trials and been launched globally.

Krishnan traces the travails and triumphs of government sponsored agencies like the CSIR, C-DOT and C-DAC. He also traces the way some companies in the private sector reinvented and transformed themselves in the liberalised era. “Companies like Tata Steel, Tata Motors, M&M and the TVS Motor Company have put in efforts, investment in design and engineering to produce new products in large volumes with the latest manufacturing process.” Barring these prominent success stories, the overall performance of the Indian industries on the competitiveness front, according to Krishnan, is quite mediocre. Technology diffusion and absorption in India continues to be slow, both in manufacturing technology and in enabling information technologies. Higher levels of FDI in the manufacturing sector go to countries like China, Thailand and Malaysia.

Krishnan makes a strong plea to create supportive societal conditions for industrial innovation, among other things. The negative barriers to innovation in our culture are poor teamwork, enduring importance of upper hierarchical progression, an attitude which gives brainwork a superior position over physical work, a weak systems and strategic orientation, low tolerance of failure, a lack of confidence in innovative capabilities and a strong need for control that comes in the way of joint working with other organisations.

Our long-term success depends on our ability to overcome these barriers and innovate.
Sanjeev Sanyal: Building Bostons, not Kanpurs

Why Indian cities must leverage their universities

Sanjeev Sanyal / May 12, 2010, 0:36 IST

Around the world, universities are the stuff that makes great cities. Imagine Boston without Harvard, MIT and the myriad other institutions that are clustered around the Boston-Cambridge area. In Britain, Oxford and Cambridge are vibrant urban centres that derive their vigour almost entirely from playing host to famous universities. Even large and diversified global cities like London and New York would be much diminished without the intellectual clustering of LSE, Columbia, UCL and NYU. In each case, the universities are an integral part of the urban landscape and are consciously leveraged by their host cities. http://www.business-standard.com/india/n...rs/394495/
[url="http://news.rediff.com/column/2010/may/10/tvr-shenoy-on-the-degeneration-of-indias-universities.htm"]The degeneration of India's universities[/url]
Quote:n 2006 a study conducted by NASSCOM (the National Association of Software and Service Companies) concluded that only one in four engineering graduates was employable. The rest apparently lacked the requisite technical skills, or the ability to make even a simple oral presentation in English, or even the ability to work in a team.

That tied in with an earlier report by global consulting powerhouse McKinsey, to the effect that only 15 per cent of India's finance and accounting professionals met the standards required to work in a multinational. For good measure that study added: 'Only about 10 per cent of Indian students with generalist degrees in the arts and humanities is suitable, compared with 25 per cent of all Indian engineering graduates.'
"They grow up convinced that they may never question adult authority, or offer opinions of their own which might challenge those in authority. Often, by the time they are adults, they have been socialised so completely into these attitudes that they become those adults themselves. They have never known another way. Thus, a whole society is created which will not question authority. There is grave danger in creating masses of people who do not think for themselves, but are quick to obey blindly." http://education.in.msn.com/colleges/art...066&page=2
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday launched a low cost access-cum-computing device for learners and teachers which would be made available through educational institutions by 2011.

“The price of the device is expected to be around $35 (Rs. 1,500), gradually dropping down to $20 and ultimately $10 per piece,” Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said, while unveiling the device here. http://www.hindu.com/2010/07/23/stories/...902000.htm
Mumbai: It has emerged that UK has become the new favorite of Indian students flying abroad for higher studies. UK has upstaged U.S. as the favored destination for college campuses. Numbers suggest that more than twice number of students prefer UK over the U.S. reports Hemali Chhapia of The Times of India.

In the present year, 32,000 student visas were issued by U.S. and 57,500 by UK. While in 2009, the number of student visas issued by U.S. and UK stand at 34,000 and 27,000 respectively. http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/UK_...Subscriber
Sanskriti School, the exclusive preserve of children of officers of all- India services and central services in Delhi, will now go national, as the Centre is planning similar educational institutions all over the country.

However, the new Sanskriti schools -- the first one is already being planned in Shillong -- may go against a key provision of the Right to Education Act that mandates 25% reservation for children of economically weaker sections in the neighbourhood. The new Sanskriti schools, as per the draft, will have only 15% of seats reserved for poor children while 55% will be for children of officers belonging to all-India services or central services.

Read more: Sanskriti schools to open across country - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india...z109KbJJ00

The seminar was inaugurated by Ramachandran Thekkedath, Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University. Prof P J Joseph, president of TIST, in his presidential address said that teachers are not given proper practical training on how to teach effectively. Prof Michael Ford from England spoke about the different ways for the uplift of weak students. He reiterated on the standards on competencies on the basis of which teachers should evaluate them.

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