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Read Between The University Rankings

Read Between The University Rankings

Sep 16, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

Rankings largely reinforce the dominant impressions about institutions’ reputations, says little about...

Learning Among Fear And Suspicion

Learning Among Fear And Suspicion

Aug 18, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

What we have is a long-drawn situation of conflict between the fundamental interests of society. Reopening is...

Will Migrant Students Continue To Face Covid Racism?

Will Migrant Students Continue To Face Covid Racism?

Jul 28, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

Students from the Northeast have seen new waves of clinical racial bias in other parts of India. Will...

What Will The Cancellation Of Board Exams Mean For College And Beyond?

What Will The Cancellation Of Board Exams Mean For College And Beyond?

Jul 12, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

Abruptly, the pandemic-induced cancellation of exams has pushed us towards the terrain of the future, where...

Teachers Who Didn’t Get Enough Time To Teach, Just Enough To Die

Teachers Who Didn’t Get Enough Time To Teach, Just Enough To Die

Jun 23, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

In a plague year, what does it mean for a schoolteacher to be the foot solider for the election? Our poorest...

Flight To The Future

Flight To The Future

Jun 17, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

In the time of the Covid pandemic and ­after, there are a hundred questions staring at ­students planning...

A Plea For Humane, Pandemic-Sensitive Schools

A Plea For Humane, Pandemic-Sensitive Schools

May 17, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

When school resumes, let’s not go back to our usual obsession with exams and syllabus. Let’s acknowledge...

Engineering: The Great Betrayal Of A Revered Discipline

Engineering: The Great Betrayal Of A Revered Discipline

Apr 19, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

Removing mathematics, physics and chemistry as a basic pre-condition for an engineering course is a...

Teaching In The Time Of Protest

Teaching In The Time Of Protest

Apr 06, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

Those who know the slim volume know what a unique text it is – a polemical, novelistic essay, an...

Education India (Pvt) Ltd

Education India (Pvt) Ltd

Apr 01, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

Academic freedom is non-negotiable and the State must stay away from affairs of the private education sector

The Child-Soldiers Of Protest

The Child-Soldiers Of Protest

Mar 06, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

How has the farmers’ protest movement affected our schools? How are our youngest students shouldering its...

Who Gets More College, And Who Gets Less?

Who Gets More College, And Who Gets Less?

Feb 10, 2021 Saikat Majumdar

For all its good intentions, the NEP’s multiple-entry options for college will only further deepen the...

How 2020 Took Away Childhood From The Nation’s Poorest And Most Vulnerable Children

How 2020 Took Away Childhood From The Nation’s Poorest And Most Vulnerable Children

Dec 30, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

For children from India’s poorest families, a lost year of learning has been the least of their losses....

Teaching Creativity In A Year Of Sickness

Teaching Creativity In A Year Of Sickness

Dec 20, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

What does it mean to be creative after a year that robbed so much life and reality away? Will it be possible...

A Reduced CBSE Syllabus: Boon Or Bane For Students?

A Reduced CBSE Syllabus: Boon Or Bane For Students?

Dec 04, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

Will the reduction of syllabus this year make students less prepared for the subsequent stages of their...

What Would The Presidential Election Results Mean For US Higher Education?

What Would The Presidential Election Results Mean For US Higher Education?

Oct 29, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

The financial sponsors of the US University and its higher administration have often been right-leaning,...

Do We Need A New Value-System For Professional Survival In A Post-Pandemic World?

Do We Need A New Value-System For Professional Survival In A Post-Pandemic World?

Oct 14, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

It will be a different universe. We will need an altered sense of values – new personal qualities that will...

What Is The Future Of The American Ph.D?

What Is The Future Of The American Ph.D?

Sep 30, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

Will the Covid-enforced shrinkage of doctoral cohorts have an impact on this question looming over Ph.D....

The Inequitable Labours Of The Pandemic

The Inequitable Labours Of The Pandemic

Sep 09, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

Our identities are remarkably fluid – oppressed one moment, oppressor the next. But it is those exploited...

Despite NEP 2020, Why No Foreign University Will Build A Campus In India

Despite NEP 2020, Why No Foreign University Will Build A Campus In India

Aug 16, 2020 Saikat Majumdar

It seems unrealistic and perhaps also unreasonable to expect that state and private stakeholders in India...