Beyond Vyapam

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Deccan Chronicle, Newspaper, The Asian Age|Tags: |

Exam impersonation pays high dividends in modern India. With cheating in exams, admissions and interviews rather common, the art of jugaad continues to evolve. In Bihar, blatant cheating, with relatives climbing school walls, led to nearly 600 students being expelled. Bihar’s education minister found it virtually impossible to conduct fair examinations without the cooperation of

Learning disability

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Deccan Chronicle, Newspaper, The Asian Age|Tags: |

The University of Calcutta (founded in 1857) and Allahabad University (founded in 1887) once provided Nobel Prize winners and Prime Ministers. Now they rank below 400 in world rankings. India, in fact, does not have a single entry among the top 20 universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics). Most Indian universities

We Must Upgrade the Education Sector

January 14th, 2014|Categories: Hindustan Times, Newspaper|Tags: |

The aspirations of the next generation race ahead, transforming our urban corridors and rural fields. Ambition drives our growth, breaking social and cultural shackles. The system struggles with bureaucratic inertia and budget misallocation, leaving the demographic dividend astray with millions left under-skilled and underemployed. Our evolving job market stratifies, keeping the masses in disguised unemployment,