Thursday, 15 November 2012

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Two quotes

" The ability to set standards does not come unless an institution has a critical mass in terms of quality faculty......" Pratap Bhanu Mehta in EDU Tech
Another quote
"World class institutions research centres and departments develop around a core group of faculty members who are leading scholars in their field..." Pushkar in EDU Tech
If this is true, and I think it is, then there is no hope for most Indian universities.

So the only possibilty is a very rich philanthropist or group of philanthropists investing a huge sum in building a university starting  by attracting a group of great faculty (at least part time) and providing them with what they need.
The ISB model?   

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The new blogger is painful. On the dashboard, the blog's name gets cut off. Of course, I don't  mind that so much since I know my blog's name. But when  I compose a new post, the complete screen is not visible. The end of every sentence is hidden and I have to scroll right and left to read what I have written. 

Vedic people

In my school days, the Aryans populating India were of central Asiatic origin who entered India from the north west. Then there was this hu...