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New bridges for New India: linking tech students and society

While interacting with the faculty from 15 National Institutes of Technology from all around the country and students at NIT Trichy, I reiterated simple steps through which we can make our technical education more meaningful, joyful and purposeful. To promote originality among students, it is necessary that they pool the abstracts of their projects on … Continue reading

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Political and bureaucratic accountability in Public service

Recent tragedy at mumbai train station in which 22 people lost life due to rain & congestion induced stampede has raised some important issues of governance. Former railway minister who is otherwise a very efficient minister in every role so far, has blamed bureaucratic inertia fr the death. He said in a signed article that … Continue reading

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In pursuit of the excellence in higher education

The recent decision of the Government of India to create new institutions of global excellence with an expenditure of ten thousand crores rather than investing in improving the existing ones is a bit strange. It implies that it is alright to let majority of existing intuitions remain ‘mediocre’ because apparently they don’t need any reform. … Continue reading

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A workshop for herbal practice on cattle Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) team conducted a workshop at Grambharti Vidyapith on 30th August 2017 with about 40 students of Department of Animal Husbandry. The idea was to demonstrate the efficiency of an herbal solution to get rid of Ectoparasites in cattle and spread awareness about … Continue reading

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Towards inclusive education in hilly terrains

The regions with low population density, difficult terrain, poor telecom coverage and uncertain weather require different norms of development than the regions with contrasting conditions. This must be quite obvious to the planners and administrators. But students from iima who went to Uttrakhand as a part of shodhyatra course felt otherwise. They felt that several … Continue reading