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Godrej and others, and the large photographs, were a shock and a surprise to the Japanese, who Knew all too little about India. The sharp change from traditional to modern India was very successful. The dance displays and the exhibition of yoga were also widely appreciated in spite of the fact that title magnificent yogi and his well-stacked consort, who had enthralled middle- aged Japanese male visitors, decamped m mid-May when at the height of their yogic drawing power.

American Campus Riots

 make available the surpluses of the surplus States for meeting the food requirements of deficit States. Sixthly, there are certain reasons for keeping Maharashtra and Gujarat out of the enlarged wheat zones and these are as follows:

And Now, a Radio University!

And Now, a Radio University! Eunice de Souza V K R V RAO'S proposal to set up an Air University and his ideas for celebrating International Education Year in 1970 indicate that India is in for another jamboree of the kind inflicted on the country during the Gandhi Centenary Year. There is to be a rash of seminars on subjects such as Vinoba Bhave's "significant contribution to the development of Indian languages" and country-wide celebrations of the birth centenary of Maria Montessori, None of this is anywhere near the crux of the matter: is the content of our education relevant to the needs of a developing society and is our system adjusted to serving them? The Education Minister's Radio University scheme has been inspired by Britain's success in setting up a similar scheme but the fact that he says the proposal will be discussed in yet another seminar in Bombay later this year shows that little thought has gone into what this kind of university requires and whether it is really a sensible way of meeting the needs of higher education in India. :. The aim of Britain's Open University, as it has been called, is to offer courses at both graduate and post-graduate levels, without requiring any formal entrance qualifications, to people who are, for reasons that have nothing to do with their intellectual abilities, denied access to such courses through other channels. The great majority of the students

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each Swatantra, Congress and Jan Sangh, the last belong a reserved constituency; The Jan Sangb had very xi- cently established an organisation within Croog and this was its first electoral success. The successful Congressman was a politically influential Coorg, A P Appana, who had strong nity support and thus managed to overcome :the' widespreaddislike of Con- gress among Coorgd The local MP is another. Coorg, C M Poonacha, former Chief Minister. of Coorg, and until recently a central minister Although himself m Coorg, he now draws his main support from the South Canara part of his constituency rather than from Coorg proper.

From Protest to Participation

panchayat arc recorded on official papers and others are not to avoid the legal complications. Practically all the traditional distinctions among the Caste/ Tribe Councils, Village Council and the gram panchayat have disappeared and now every assembly in the village necessarily includes these members who discuss the matters again in a democratic way and take decisions on & consensus basis in the light of customary laws. This body is hailed by all since it does all the jobs for them in the traditional way as well as in the light of the customary laws.

A Beginning

A Beginning Eunice de Souza THE University of Bombay prides itself on the fact that it is one of the few universities where no student disturbances have taken place. Unfortunately, not much else has either. A few of its constituent colleges still have some prestige. A few of its teachers, who still have the respect and affection of their students, do what they can to maintain standards. The majority contents itself with ritual grumble about falling standards, uninspiring curricula, unresponsive students and the rest.

Revolution in an Ivory Tower

Revolution in an Ivory Tower SANTINIKETAN recently saw an unprecedented phenomenon

Untrained Academic Leadership

on the Golan Heights in Syria, Jansen concludes that the six-day war "shrinks to a series of skirmishes barely adding up to one fair-sized battle". After winning control of the air, the Israelis had "performed the notable military feat of fighting their way out of a wet paper bag".

Decisions without Facts

Decisions without Facts Philip G Altbach ONE crucial area of Indian planning which is curiously lacking in research is that of higher education. While it is almost universally acknowledged that the university is a key element in the development of India's social and economic structure, very little is known about the Indian university as an institution, and even less about the individuals who inhabit the universities

Teaching of Economics

Teaching of Economics Balwant Singh Maskin TEACHING economics has never begun at the school level. The content of the higher secondary school syllabus has remained more or less the same for the last twenty years. Changes, if at all, have been marginal. The Committee on Courses from time to time recommends the so-called recently written text-books

Student Revolt in Europe

Student Revolt in Europe Philip G Altbach UNTIL recently student activism and unrest were thought of as characteristic of the developing areas. The industrially advanced nations, with their stable political systems and large university populations, it was alleged, had remained free of student involvement in politics. While students might overturn trams and engage in "indiscipline" in Calcutta,, and riot in Tokyo, New York and Moscow, Paris and London had remained free of student activism. Starting in 1964 with the Berkeley student revolt, and underlined by recent student demonstrations in Rome, Berlin, and Warsaw, students in the advanced nations have been capturing newspaper headlines with demonstrations and unrest.

Hindi Takes Its Toll

Growing Industrial Crops under Contract A D Karve THE bulk of our agricultural goods is produced in a haphazard manner, which results in chaotic conditions in the market. Cotton, for instance, fetched high prices in 1966. Because of this, cotton acreage was increased significantly in the Nira Canal area in Western Maharashtra followed soon by a steep decline in prices. This year sugarcane is selling at an exorbitant price and there are indications of likely overproduction next year which would lead to a price decline.


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