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Challenging the Status Quo: IIMs and the NEP 2020

The Indian Institutes of Management Act, 2017 declares the Indian Institutes of Managements as institutions of national importance with a mandate to attain standards of “global excellence in management, management research and allied areas of knowledge.” The New Education Policy (NEP), 2020 expects the IIMs (along with other standalone institutions) to move beyond their core strength—management education—and fashion themselves à la large, multidisciplinary universities. This article explores and outlines some of the challenges involved in this envisaged shift towards a higher educational system prescribed by NEP 2020 and the future that it holds for the IIMs.

Cultural Similarities in Dissonance with Territorial Nationalism

The Punjab Borderland: Mobility, Materiality and Militancy 1947–1987 by Ilyas Chatha, Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp 334, $110 (hardback).

Migrant Urban Youth in the Draft National Youth Policy 2021

India has one of the largest youth populations in the world. Migrant youth in the urban informal economy are a distinctly vulnerable group. They fall outside the purview of most of the labour legislations, including those related to rights-based social security. The draft National Youth Policy 2021 has recognised this. However, in the absence of a robust strategy, and timely and targeted intervention plan, the policy vision of “unlocking the potential of the youth” will remain on paper only.

Damsels Not in Distress

Alice Ekka’s protagonists are strong Adivasi women who have agency, choices, and dreams.

Remembering D L Sheth: Indian Politics in Theory and Action

In this reading list, we present a theorisation of political development in India, with the writings of academic and activist D L Sheth.

Teaching of History and Nation-Building

Prejudice and Pride: School Histories of the Freedom Struggle in India and Pakistan by Krishna Kumar; Viking, New Delhi, 2001; pp 274, Rs 395.

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