ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Universities as Institutions

Universities as Institutions Andre Beteille An institution is not just a social arrangement with a certain form and function; to survive it must also have a certain legitimacy and meaning for its members such that they are willing to put its demands above their individual interests* at least some of the time. This paper explores the question of whether, by this definition, the University of Delhi or any university or college in India, can be called a functioning institution. Practically every university has entered the process of stagnation and decay, not least because of the total politicisation of academic life and toss of purpose in an institution whose basic aim is the pursuit of science and scholarship.

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