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Woman Mathematician in India

An autobiographical account of being a woman mathematician in India draws on personal experiences to look at the interactions between gender, caste, class, language, and mathematics. The aim is to look beyond the lack of numbers when we consider women in science and to examine the myriad layers that are a part of any such reflection. Maybe, coming from a particular caste background aided in becoming a mathematician, but being from the South in North India created another set of problems. Mathematics, however, was the safe haven within which much of this played out, or was it?

UGC Proposal: The Academician's Nightmare

The draft University Grants Commission proposals for promotions are guaranteed to encourage mediocrity and penalise high quality intellectual effort as academicians race to collect "points" to climb up the academic ladder.

Teaching Students to Think

Our school education lays undue emphasis on examinations wherein students reproduce learnt material rather than learn to think, an approach that continues in colleges. The debate on higher education reform must focus on the quality and academic accountability of teachers and on the need for policies that encourage thinking at both levels.
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