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

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Continuum of Ignorance in Indian Universities

A response to V Kalyan Shankar and Rohini Sahni ("What Does an MA Know? Postgraduate Learning Deficits and the Diploma Disease in Social Sciences", EPW, 1 August 2015) argues that the main problem with higher education is not the poor quality of intake that universities have to deal with. The systemic problems underlying the deficient quality of teaching in the university are more important and cannot be ignored.

The paper by V Kalyan Shankar and Rohini Sahni (“What Does an MA Know? Postgraduate Learning Deficits and the Diploma Disease in Social Sciences,” EPW, 1 August 2015) draws our attention to some of the grave concerns pertaining to the higher education system in India. The conclusive argument of that paper is quite pertinent in the context of the substantial deterioration of academic standards on the one hand, and the notable expansion of higher education in recent times on the other.

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