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It is all in God?when he was just 12 years old. The rating percent of the film out of 10 was 6. #Prabhas @RanaDaggubati”. leadership and evaluation of outcomes. Only a fifth of the IAS and other services actually function in the ministries of the Central government. Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said he is confident that not only is the city ready for monsoon, In a recent meeting with South Korean reporters in New York,t be repeated? I am not so sanguine In any case the reasoning in ADM Jabalpur could theoretically speaking be repeated Because that decision has never been expressly overruled; strangely and inexplicably during these 34 years it has never even been expressly dissented from It is time we realised that the Constitution is not only for judges and lawyersbut for us citizens as well for the butcherthe baker and the candlestick maker as Justice Vivian Bose eloquently put it in a celebrated judgment of the Supreme Court way back in 1954 It is only the spirit of constitutionalism amongst the people of this country that can save our libertiesand help preserve the integrity of our great country We must all strive the media in parti-cular to nurture and propagate this spirit of constitutionalismso that what happened between June 1975 and January 1977 can never happen again The writer is an eminent jurist [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Deepak Pental | Published: September 16 2010 3:34 am Related News Creative societies and nations take great pride in their universities In factthe economic and social strength of a nationits resilience and its outlook get moulded in more than one way in the centres of higher education After IndependenceIndias premier universities received positive regardif not in terms of funds which were scarcebut certainly through attention and respect The University of Delhi received its due share of attention Many big namesboth in science and the humanitiesthat are remembered even today for their scholarship and foresight served at the university This lasted till the early 60s Then the edifice started crumbling Many factors precipitated the crisis in DU and other universities in India There were severe constraints in terms of availability of resources There was excessive inbreedingmany of the big names and others hired their own students in faculty positions The spirit of idealism broke down and the politics of survival through patronage took over There was huge pressure to increase seats without commensurate input of resources To accommodate more student numberssome of the universities like Delhi hived off their undergraduate education to constituent colleges and retained only postgraduate courses in the university departments At the national levelthe biggest factor contributing to the decline of Indian universities was the low growth rate of the economy which meant that investment in higher education was reduced to a trickle The 70s were times of great unrest and even central universities could not remain immune With the universities lurching from one unrest to anothersomewhere it was felt that while the universities would remain centres of mass teachinggood research in the sciences and even social sciences would be possible only in small institutes which would be easier to manage DU received very poor funding for development during the five-year plans prior to the eleventh That it still survived and maintained some academic standards is indeed a remarkable achievement for both the teachers and the taught This was mainly due to the intellectual capital available at the university In a recent surveyit was found to be the top university in the country in terms of research papers in science subjects DU is the top Indian university in a recent survey of Asian universities Thanks to the UPA governments realisation of the importance of education in nation-buildinghigher education has been allocated much larger funding in the Eleventh Plan To now have almost Rs 1300 crore worth of grants to build infrastructure is a remarkable turnaround While increased funding in terms of new buildingslaboratorieshostelsand libraries will matter a lotenhancement of intellectual capital of an organisation is the most essential aspect This can be achieved by inducting youngbright scholars in faculty positions and by allowing the faculty to continuously grow by allowing freedom of inquiryfacilitating research work and training This has been achieved in considerable measure at the postgraduate level in DU over the past four years Howeverthere are major difficulties with the undergraduate education in our universitiesincluding in DU If we take the top 100 universities of Asiain which the University of Delhi stands at 67the universities teach in semester mode and use the credit systemare highly multidisciplinary and comprehensive in the sense that both undergraduate and graduate degrees are taught at the same campusin the same departments In DU and many other Indian universitiesdue to the sheer number of students and the colleges structureundergraduate education has been decoupled from graduate education Should we then hold our peace on the belief that renewal and reform are not possible and undergraduate education will languish in Indian universities except at the IITs because proper structures are not available Is it possible in the existing framework of DU and many of the other large universities to aim at excellence Can we use the separation of undergraduate education from graduate education as an opportunityor are we doomed to perpetual mediocrity What is holding the University of Delhi and many other Indian universities back The most debilitating and stunting factor is our inability to revise courses and curricula at regular intervals What is a routine affair in the best global universities and even in India in the IITsbecomes an epic battle in DU The main reason for this institutional lethargy comes from the competitive politics of teacher groups rather than from individual teachers Orchestrating the moves of nay-sayers to reforms in DU is the University Teachers Association which remains cocooned in the old mindset of perpetual opposition to anything that is suggested by committees and commissionsUGC and the university Every change is seen as an opportunity to play the game of competitive politics and to establish hegemony over the university processes To give some examples of institutional lethargysince Independence we persisted with a very anaemic BA (Pass) degree till 2004when through a very tortuous process the course was made much more pertinent and academically sound and renamed BA (Programme) The reform process of 2004 in which internal assessment was also brought in all the undergraduate courses was littered with contentionmud-slinging and accusation of insensitivity on the part of the administration So much time was wasted in scoring points that some lapses occurred in properly implementing the revised courses and structures Howeverthe reforms brought in some much needed changes mid-term examsassignments and internal assessment The new reforms initiated in 2008to bring a uniform semester system in all the undergraduate coursessystem of credits and revision of syllabiwould catapult DU to much higher levels of effectiveness There will be more engagement between students and teachersefficient utilisation of the academic calendarmodularityability to move to other subjects at the postgraduate level and possibility of more timely changes in syllabi Students will be able to monitor their progress at regular intervals All the postgraduate courses have been moved to the semester mode over the last two years without any difficulties The revised semester-based syllabi implemented for undergraduate science courses will benefit students tremendously and are very much in the spirit of changes being sought by various committees constituted by the government and UGC In the reform process of 2008which is still continuingsome very old-fashioned techniques of intimidationslogan-shoutingname-callingeffigy-burningwildcat strikes are being deployed to scuttle the process It is clear that many self-anointed activists and their gurus who honed their skills of perpetual opposition (to anything and everything) in the 70s are failing to see the new reality and are willing to wreck the careers of students and the cause of education for their petty gains of power without accountability We need to grow out from the mindsets created in the 70s If well established universities like DUwith lakhs of studentsfail to walk with the times and carry out well-thought-out reformswe will condemn ourselves to perpetual mediocrity To develop zeal for constructive change is the challenge for all the stake-holders and for all those who take pride in the University of Delhi as the premier university of India The writer is vice-chancellor of the University of Delhiviews are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Published: October 14 2016 9:17 pm Adi is staying in Mani’s house Shobhana asks him to wake up at 4 in the morning and accompany her to the temple Adi asks Ishita to help in his first test Shagun deliberately gives sleeping pills to Adi Top News Adi is staying in Mani’s house Shobhana asks him to wake up at 4 in the morning and accompany her to the temple Adi asks Ishita to help in his first test Shagun deliberately gives sleeping pills to Adi Show starts at Mani’s house where Shobhana welcomes Adi She greets him and tells him to follow her instructions while staying at Mani’s house Shagun takes it as a challenge and promises herself that she will not let Adi win the confidence of Shobhana Mani warns Adi to live decently Shobhana announces the first test at the dinner table She asks Adi to accompany her to the temple in the morning She instructs him to get ready by 4 am with ‘pooja ki thali’ Simi is worried about her daughter and shares her fears and concerns with Madhavi Madhavi suggests her to be more polite with Ananya She tells Simi to be Ananya’s friend rather than a strict mother Ishita is worried about Adi She is impatiently waiting for Adi’s call or sms Raman comes and asks her to sleep Raman asks her not to worry about Adi as he has not gone to any war Adi calls Ishita and tells about Shobana’s first test Ishita assures him that she will set an alarm for herself and make sure Adi wakes up by 3 am But Shagun has a different plan she gives milk to Adi with sleeping pills so that he will not be able to get up on time It is 330 AM and Adi is still asleep Ishita calls Adi several times but he doesn’t respond Ishita fears that Adi will fail and request Raman to drop her to Mani’s house Raman refuses but Ishita convinces him They both drive to Mani’s house Ishita can’t go inside so she makes ‘kukdoo coo’ voice from outside to wake him up But Shagun wakes up and sees them She enjoys seeing them in trouble Shobhana is ready and she is waiting for Adi > For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Muzzafarnagar | Published: October 23 2012 2:12 am Related News Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Rajpal Singh Saini has sparked a controversy by saying girls should not be given mobile phones Dont give mobile phones to childrenespecially girls I say this at all the places where I make my speeches And if any of these kids have a mobiletake them away What are they missing anyway What are girls missing without mobiles?

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