S Vaidhyasubramaniam

Education as problem solver and not a problem for India

In his historic speech in the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893, Swami Vivekananda started with these epic words “Sisters and brothers of America”.

16 Mar 2017

Union Budget: High pass as education is out of syllabus

A normal day’s routine to office doesn’t invite any attention and that is why an average Indian wife is never excited when her husband goes to work every day.

11 Feb 2017

Collaborative research needed for rapid academic diffusion

Global consultancy major McKinsey & Co in its 2013 McKinsey Global Institute report on Disruptive Technologies identified 12 major technologies that would change the way humans would behave and work.

14 Jan 2017

Cleaning agent for the dirty troika needs a disinfectant

The demonetisation decision has resulted in a dizzying cocktail of sorts involving various academic subjects.

10 Dec 2016

Distance learning policy needs a needle, not noodles approach

The UGC in its June 2013 notification decided to adopt the DEC guidelines under the extant (but now repealed) Statute 28 of the IGNOU Act.

15 Oct 2016

Band-aid cure and X-ray diagnostics for education

Ever since draft copy of the National Education Policy (NEP) was made public, there has been non-stop commentary on it.

17 Sep 2016

Between Oliver and me, It's the Hope that makes the difference

It is with great pride that we should acknowledge the growing presence of Indian institutions in many of the recently released world university rankings.

20 Aug 2016