A Respectable Profession in Great Disrespect


P. Pushkar looks at the reasons why Indian higher-ed institutes are suffering.

The truth is that, with some exceptions, higher education is in deep rot. India simply does not produce a sufficient number of high-quality Ph.D.’s. Not surprisingly, the IITs and the IIMs are trying to recruit Indians from abroad to fill faculty positions. It remains to be seen, however, how many will actually take up such jobs.

(Via In Search of India’s ‘Missing’ Professors – WorldWise – The Chronicle of Higher Education)



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