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Community Radio

Earlier this year, the government unveiled its rules that allow educational institutions to set up `community radio' stations. But, as several institutions stumbling over many obstacles to seek licences have found, the government is not at all comfortable about allowing this low cost communication technology to be put to wide use.

Standards of Teaching and Research in Economics

What does the number of papers published by Indians from India in six leading economic journals in the world tell us of the standards of teaching and research in economics in the country?

Rethinking Social Sciences

The study of the social sciences in India began with British attempts to understand their colonial experience, but soon evolved its own distinct discourse, one that would in turn spearhead social reform in India. But with the new challenges currently facing social science discipline, its survival now depends on the new issues that it will be able to generate and answer.

Education Reforms: Inspired Incompetence

Professional ethics and standards are irrelevant for a dispensation concerned only with the instrumentality of education as a means of social control and ideological propagation. Why the system proved so weak and vulnerable to this kind of summary manipulation is a question that reflects on the character of the Indian state's encounter with modernity.

Education: Panchayat and Decentralisation

Since the 1950s, primary school education has seen a significant decline across certain regions of West Bengal. In this paper that focuses on three districts of the state, the sorry state of affairs that prevails in the panchayati system is largely to blame for the debacle. Panchayati raj institutions, instead of spearheading the decentralisation of the educational process, became a tool in the hands of the major political parties, which sought to implement populist policies like 'no detention' rather than bringing in a thorough revamp of the entire system.

History of the Undoing of History

Despite the recent controversy that has dogged history writing in India, since ancient and even pre-modern times, patricians and rulers have used history for control as well as for moral/administrative education and entertainment. This apart, historians too have been guilty of focusing too much on empiricism rather than seeking to dwell on the nature and philosophy of history.

Madarsas: Need for a Fresh Look

The importance of modernisation and universalisation of education among Muslims in India is borne out by their poor performance in various fields. It is a matter of gratification, therefore, that there is growing convergence of views on the need for modernisation of madarsas and bringing the education imparted in them into the mainstream of universal trends in education.

Foreign Investment in Retail Trade

Fear of foreign investment in trade is irrational. It could help to improve productivity and competitiveness. It is unlikely to have adverse effects on employment and might make existing trade more efficient and profitable.
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