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Reform of Higher Education

Reform of Higher Education V M Dandekar In 1774 Adam Smith, in an article indicting the system of higher education in his days, impliedly suggested two changes: one, that the salary of a teacher should be only a part of his emoluments, the greater part arising from honoraries or fees of his students; second, that the students should be left free to choose not only the college or the subject, but the teachers who should instruct them. If we can work such a system of higher education on these principles, it will make the teachers more accountable, the students more responsible and the expenditure more fruitful THE reform of higher education has many aspects. I shall consider only two of them: First, how to make the teachers in the colleges and the universities more accountable for their duties, particularly towards their students. Second, how to make the students more responsible for their studies. l shall consider them in that order though, as we proceed, we shall see that the two are connected.

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