India’s Higher Education Must Be More Holistic

September 28, 2020

In 2020, exams for the 10th grade conducted by India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) led to impressive results. Of the 1.8 million students who took the exam, 10% scored over 90% and 2.23% scored over 95%. In 2019, a similar number wrote the exam with 13% scoring above 90% and...

5 Ways to Make Indian Universities World-Class

October 23, 2016

Urgent and comprehensive reforms will enable India to successfully attain its quest for world-class universities. Winds of change may be blowing across India these days. Surgical strikes against Pakistan have raised expectations from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Ministry of Human...

Academic Freedom in India is Nonexistent

December 01, 2015

Universities are meant to promote public good through teaching and research—they must be protected from party politics. Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rode to power in 2014, there has been growing unease within India’s academic community, where the last vestiges of the Nehru...