Archive for India

US promises to cooperate over sham university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 February 2011 by Steve

“The US has promised to cooperate with India to resolve the issue of Indian students affected by a sham US university …” (more)

[University World News, 20 February]

Programme Outsourcing: Conversation Notes

Posted in teaching with tags , on 27 December 2010 by Steve

“Sections of Indian private higher education may be moving in the direction where a ‘platform provider’ offering physical infrastructure hires a ‘content provider’ offering content and enrolments. Any precedents? …” (more)

[Higher Education Management Group, 26 December]

‘Country needs at least 1,500 universities’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“Higher education in the country is set to witness a major overhaul in the next 18 months …” (more)

[The Times of India, 4 December]

Urgent need to deregulate higher education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 31 October 2010 by Steve

“India’s National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda last week stressed the need to deregulate education, calling it the need of the hour …” (more)

[University World News, 31 October]

New red tape upsets universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 24 October 2010 by Steve

“A newly formed association of universities has criticised several proposed laws to reform higher education, saying they would ‘over-regulate’ the sector and undermine the autonomy of institutes …” (more)

[University World News, 24 October]

CIT break new ground with push into India

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 October 2010 by Steve

“CIT took a step forward this afternoon with an announcement that it had finalized a partnership with the University of Pune (India). According to CIT, A formal agreement has now been signed between CIT and UoP to participate in joint PhD supervision and joint development of programmes, at levels up to, and including, taught masters and structured PhD …” (more)

[Laura Mulcahy, Cork Student News, 30 September]

Institute expands ties with Indian college

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 March 2010 by Steve

“An Irish third-level college is expanding its relationship with one of India’s most significant universities, with a particular focus on research and innovation collaboration. Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is to develop closer ties with the University of Pune in India, which has 650,000 undergraduate students in its affiliate colleges …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 March]

The Rise of Asia’s universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 14 February 2010 by Steve

“At the beginning of the 21st century, the East is rising. The rapid economic development of Asia since the Second World War has altered the balance of power in the global economy and hence in geopolitics. The rising nations of the East all recognise the importance of an educated workforce as a means to economic growth and understand the impact of research in driving innovation and competitiveness …” (more)

[Richard C Levin, University World News, 14 February]

Indian murder inflames tensions

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 January 2010 by Steve

“The stabbing to death of Indian accountancy graduate Nitin Garg in Melbourne on 2 January has further inflamed tensions between India and Australia and attracted media coverage from around the world. SM Krishna, India’s Foreign Minister, warned last week that continued violence against Indian students in Australia could damage relations between the two countries. Krishna called for immediate action by Australian authorities to protect Indian citizens …” (more)

[Geoff Maslen, University World News, 17 January]

Oxford University dragged into Indian land-grab row

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 3 September 2009 by Steve

UK“Oxford University has become embroiled in a human rights row that has hit plans for its first overseas outpost in a new town in wooded hills 125 miles southeast of Mumbai. The Indian developers of the 12,500-acre Lavasa site have been accused of intimidating indigenous farmers into selling their land and of pressing them to accept rock-bottom prices … Oxford plans to offer courses for Indian executives in an education centre in Lavasa …” (more)

[Matthew Holehouse, Sunday Times, 30 August]

Scandal results in university review

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 June 2009 by Steve

India“India’s newly re-elected Congress Party-led government has been rocked by a higher education scandal that has forced the new Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal to take action. After a meeting with University Grants Commission officials, Sibal ordered the so-called ‘deemed university status’ awarded to 125 tertiary education institutions be reviewed, with all pending requests to be shelved …” (more)

[Raghavendra Verma, University World News, 21 June]

Kalam revives 247-year-old India ties at Trinity College

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 June 2009 by Steve

India“Former president APJ Abdul Kalam has launched a twin India-focussed initiative at the Trinity College in Dublin during a visit that helped spark a renewed interest in India at the 417-year-old university. The university announced the establishment of an India chair and a post in Indian studies to coincide with Kalam’s visit Friday – held amid a warming of India-Irish ties and plans for greater collaborations in education and science and technology …” (more)

[Dipankar De Sarkar, Gaea News, 13 June]

Joint research plan agreed with India

Posted in research with tags , on 15 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Indian and Irish scientists are to collaborate and co-fund science and technology research projects under an agreement finalised by the two governments during a visit by an Indian delegation of scientists and officials. The agreement should see millions of euro in joint funding awarded to joint research teams from the two countries. The agreement, which was first proposed in 2006 during an Irish trade delegation visit to India, was signed on Wednesday by Conor Lenihan, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami, secretary, Indian Department of Science and Technology …” (more)

[Karlin Lillington, Irish Times, 15 May]