We have 550 million people below the age of 25. This has increased the demand for education substantially.
Education paradigm has changed experientially because of internet, computers, fibre optics, search engines, etc. A legislation allowing foreign universities to set up campuses in the country has evoked strong criticism from the chair of a high-level national committee established to revamp higher education.
Yash Pal, former chairman of University Grants Commission, who recently chaired the committee said: “We don’t need foreign universities, we need good teachers from abroad who will live here, teach here and develop here.”
What is implied then is that human talent and society influence one another. How then can this influence be positive or progressive? We need to know what constitutes such an influence, and hence, what role the university has in inculcating this progressive influence.
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