Faltering, Falling Behind: India’s Higher Education System

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently urged doctors at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to stay back and serve their country. The call highlights some of the larger challenges in India’s higher-education system.   And some surprising data across the board, including, somewhat depressingly in research: For instance, while 80% of students were enrolled … Continued

Make in India (But Beware The Engineers)

After the buzz over India’s mission to Mars and the Prime Minister’s high-decibel Make-in-India, both meant to be showcases of the nation’s engineering talent, here is the latest, grim reminder of the quality of freshly minted engineers: • While 97% want jobs either in software or core engineering, only 3% are good enough to be … Continued

PM Modi Bets Big On Governance

Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, took charge at New Delhi’s South Block today.   A 45-member cabinet was sworn-in by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. The cabinet has seven women ministers, the average age is 58 years and average assets of the ministers stand at over Rs 13 crore.   … Continued