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Protecting State Universities

The article by Neeraj Hatekar, “Changing Higher Education Scenario in India” (EPW, 19 September 2009), rightly describes the challenges before state universities in the context of reforms started by the central government in the higher education sector. The author’s suggestion that the “...

Need to Improve the IITs and IIMs

Even though the IITs and IIMs are considered among the best of India's higher education institutions, they compare poorly on global benchmarks. Not only are faculty recruitment insufficient and research output lacking, student intake too is low even for the available teachers and space. All this indicates a poor utilisation of resources and these institutes will themselves need to reform and improve before they can truly become models for others, as envisioned by the Yashpal Committee.

Forestalling Transport Chaos in Delhi

The pressure on Delhi's roads bids fair to become unbearable. It has become necessary to curb the use of privately-owned vehicles and promote public transport. Traffic-restraint policies could be 'imported' to meet the former objective. As for the latter one, what seems to be indicated pending the completion of the mass rapid transportation system some 20 years hence is a policy package with expansion and upgradation of the ring railway as the centrepiece.
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