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Straight Talk: Where will good teachers come from?

The prospect of PM Modi’s much publicized programs 'Make in India', 'Skill India' and 'Digital India' takes education for granted. Education which is the foundation for our economy and ambition. And yet, how big a draw is this sector for the country's bright young minds?

Straight Talk: India’s higher education institutions need greater clarity of purpose

In this Straight Talk, Dr. Pushkar argues that a simple classification of India’s higher education institutions is not enough. The government must define roles and responsibilities to achieve results.

Straight Talk: Read up to make effective study abroad plans

Start your research now if studying abroad is what you want to do.

Straight Talk: That college degree may not be worth getting into debt

Of our 5.500 business schools, barring the top 20, most produce only 7% employable MBAs, with the rest earning under Rs. 10,000 a month. Similarly, 80% of engineering graduates are unemployable

Straight Talk: Can India Learn From China′s Educational Growth

Education was not, surprisingly, a key priority for PM Modi during his recent China visit. This is surprising because China has made great strides in higher education. Can their model be successfully adapted to the Indian environs? Dr. Pushkar explores possible synergies between the neighbouring countries.

Straight Talk: A close look at the 2018 national university rankings

The MHRD recently published the third edition of the National University Rankings. What do they really tell us about India's higher education sector? Dr. Pushkar takes a close look.

Straight Talk: Finding a Job After a Degree

Study at a college where faculty is accessible and you can build up to a career post-degree, says Pushkar.

Straight Talk: Who are the winners in India's higher education?

Can there be winners in India’s broken higher education system? Dr. Pushkar answers the question in the second article of this two part series on Winners and Losers in India’s Higher Education. Read part one of the series here.

Straight Talk: 3 Key Concerns in the Implementation of GIAN

India and the US recently signed off on the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), which aims to connect centrally recognized Indian Universities with American scholars and institutions. While a cause for great optimism in most quarters, it also evokes concerns. In this article, Dr. Pushkar explores three major drags in the Indian educational infrastructure which can check the spread of knowledge.

Straight Talk: Can Institutions of Eminence overcome the challenges that lie ahead?

Among other things, they will need to hire and retain quality, research-oriented faculty, and to transform the stifling academic culture that prevails at even top universities in India today.

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