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Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
4) Discuss the challenges facing Indian universities. Do you think they require some kind of “cultural revolution” to join the lines of global world-class universities.(250 words)
Why this question:
The Article discusses specific issues being faced by the Indian universities, more so specifically the issues that hinder Indian universities to join the ranks of global world class initiative.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the detailed challenges that are being faced by the Indian universities and also should discuss what needs to be done to improve the current conditions of the university education in India.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduce briefly the context of the question.
- Discuss specific issues that surround Indian universities which make them substandard to the International benchmark. Issues such as – abysmal infrastructure, Governments and their regulators have also weakened the abilities of universities by prescribing how every decision had to be made and how the lecture could be imagined, bad teaching quality, issues associated with autonomy, lack of quality standards in teaching faculties etc.
- Discuss specific policy failures – why and what needs to be done?
- What kind of cultural revolution is needed to change the existing system?
- Suggest way forward.
Conclude with need for overhaul of the system, suggest solutions and best practices that need to be adopted.