ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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MAHARASHTRA-Business and Politics of Universities

Business and Politics of Universities J V Deshpande AT about the same time that the prime minister was expounding the virtues of the new education policy to the exalted and the appreciative audiences at Santiniketan and at the annual conference of the Indian Science Congress, there was a public display in Maharashtra of another aspect of the government's education policies. Several thousand students of non-recognised institutes running courses in teacher education held massive demonstrations demanding permission to appear for university examinations. In all the states dual control is exercised in the matter of starting and running educational institutes. The university to which a particular educational institute is affiliated is responsible for overseeing that the latter provides to its students proper physical and academic facilities, that it hires properly- qualified faculty, that the faculty in turn imparts the prescribed quantum of instruction and laboratory and field work and that, generally, the students are got ready for the university examinations. If the university is satisfied on this score, it grants 'affiliation* to the institute and allows its students to take the university examination.

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