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In "Continuum of Ignorance in Indian Universities" (EPW, 28 November 2015) Rajesh Misra and Supriya Singh raise a number of critical questions. Their article, a response to V Kalyan Shankar and Rohini Sahni's piece "What Does an MA Know?" (EPW, 1 August 2015), does not, however, focus on remedial measures.

Rajesh Misra and Supriya Singh (Continuum of Ignorance in Indian Universities, EPW, 28 November 2015) rightly highlight a number of deficiencies in Indian universities. But they have focused only on a possible framework of solutions for degeneration of the quality of faculty members interpreted by this author as degeneration of teaching quality; anomalies in teaching methodologies; and obsessive orientation towards exams.

The possible framework of solutions is threefold: by incorporating learning outcomes while planning for courses, by working out graduate student attributes for degree programmes, and the institutionalisation of teachinglearning centres (TLCs). This note is thus divided into three parts: first, the what and why of learning outcomes; second, the relationship between learning outcomes and graduate student attributes; and third, the rationale and role of TLCs.

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