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with 479 runs, Reuters Peever, A lot of significant change has occurred for the better on and off the field, The Indian women had scripted history by recording their first ever bilateral series triumph against Australia last month. Thirushkamini MD, This is exactly what I would have done and would do in future if I have the resources. The question we need to ask is why Professor Bhate does not have the resources We spend crores and crores casually on conferencescommissions and committees of which we have lost countbut there is no money in Pune for pursuing Sanskrit studies or encouraging Dalits The irony is aggravated when one knows that the current vice chancellor of Pune UniversityDr Narendra Jadhavis himself a Dalit and a Sanskrit scholar (He stood first in his high school class in Sanskrit His Brahmin teacher was apparently quite puzzled when he got to know that his brilliant student was in fact a Dalit) Venkatraman Ramakrishnanthe winner of the Chemistry Nobelworks in the UK; Amartya Senthe winner of an Economics Nobeltrains doctoral students in CambridgeEngland and CambridgeMassachusetts CR RaoBhagwatiKulkarniReddyRamachandranPrahladBhabhaChakravartiBoseAppaduraiSubrahmanyamNarayana Rao in fields as diverse as physicsroboticseconomicsneuro-sciencestatisticsphilosophyhistorymanagement and Telugu literature are all ensconced in universities outside India And nowwe have even conceded the commanding heights of Sanskrit scholarship to distant lands It is as if we have abandoned the pursuit of higher learning in India There are a few exceptions The Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore still struggles bravely JNU does have a handful of scholars The rest is silence as Hamlet would have itor shall we say darkness The British started universities in India as institutions that conducted examinations and awarded degrees Research and the creation of knowledge would still take place at OxfordCambridge and Edinburgh Despite this unhappy beginningthe universities of CalcuttaBombayMadrasAllahabadPoona and Benares did manage to have outstanding scholars at one time and reasonable reputations In the thirtiesRaman was able to do cutting edge research in Calcutta In the fortiesRadhakrishnan assembled a world-class faculty in Waltairwhere the new Andhra University was situated What has gone wrong that we have out-sourced all knowledge creationnot just in aeronautics or molecular biology but even in Sanskrit and Telugu studies to foreign institutions If this continueswe can forget any hope of becoming a prosperous country in the foreseeable future It is not sufficient if our IITs and IIMs teach well to students who are of a high calibre simply by self-selection They need to produce seminal research They need to create original knowledge which is a pre-requisite for any progress that we aspire for In years gone bythe art historian Stella Kramrisch came to Calcutta and Shantiniketan to study Indian art Todayshe can stay away from India completely (except for messy obligatory field trips) and use her time more productively in Philadelphia or in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) While the entry of private universities on a not-for-profit as well as a for-profit basis is to be welcomedbecause they increase choice for our studentsthis does not mean that the state walks away from this space Even in the USthe University of California system or the Universities of Michigan and Texas are publicly funded universities and their existence is critical to the overall success of the system Any moves to improve public universities must reject the deadening hand of excessive centralisation A single University Grants Commission sitting in Delhi trying to impose one set of standardssalaries and processes for all institutions across the country has a Stalinist feel to it and like all central-planning solutions will lead to mediocrity and a slow death of creativity The medieval European university was granted autonomy usually by specific royal charter This enabled each of them to pursue excellence as they saw fit; over time different models emerged Bologna was different from Heidelberg; Oxford was different from Uppsala There is no reason for the omniscient UGC to insist that every lecturer have an MPhil with 65 years of experience and that every professor have a PhD with 112 years of experience It might be quite in order to appoint a brilliant young person straight away to a professors position Because he decided that we could not rescue the existing universities from the clutches of venal politicians in different statesNehru set the stage for elite Central government institutions Unfortunatelywe copied the French model of elite Ecoles specialising in single areas (technologymanagementstatisticsfilmsmedicinelaw) rather than the ScottishEnglish or American models of multi-disciplinary universities Similarly we structured CSIR laboratories so that they have no undergraduate students and hardly any doctoral candidates The Central institutions have become islands of specialisation and we are not getting the benefits of a largecopious well-rounded university population Recent attempts by the IITs to start programmes in management and in the humanities need to be welcomed We need to build on this auspicious beginning Just like MITwhich started as an engineering college and grew into a full-fledged universitythe IITs and IIMs are well-positioned to become broad-based centres of learning and research The argument that an academic institution which receives land and grants from the government must therefore be controlled by ministries is a weak and fallacious one We can and must grant autonomy to our public universities just as we do to the Election Commission or the judiciary This combined with a large injection of resources could easily result in India having its own Nobel laureates in a ten to twenty-year time-frame Otherwiselet us be prepared for intellectual darkness [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: August 22 2016 5:10 pm As Chiranjeevi turned 61 on August 22 the makers of Khaidi No 150 released a special teaser of the film as his birthday gift Top News As megastar Chiranjeevi turned 61 on Monday (August 22) the makers of Khaidi No 150 — the actor’s 150th film — released a special teaser of the film as his birthday gift The video introduces viewers to the technical team of the film The 52-second teaser introduces Chiranjeevi as a conqueror of millions of hearts and the undisputed king of the Telugu film industry On its concluding note the video highlights that Boss is Back and since the release of the teaser on social media the #BossIsBack has been trending The makers also officially confirmed that the actor’s 150th film which is currently on the floors has been titled Khaidi No 150 a remake of Tamil blockbuster Kaththi The title has been chosen keeping in mind that Khaidi is the most famous film in Chiranjeevi’s career The actor is returning to films as a hero after a long gap Khaidi Number 150 is reportedly a remake of Tamil movie Kaththi which starred Vijay in a double role Chiranjeevi is said to be playing a double role in the film too VV Vinayak is said to have made some changes to the original Tamil story to suit Chiru’s image Also starring Kajal Aggarwal Tarun Arora Ali and Tanikella Bharani the film is being produced by Ram Charan The film which is being directed by VV Vinayak will hit the screens during Sankranti festival next year Earlier a consortium of investors including Telugu film stars Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna on Wednesday joined cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as co-owners of Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters Megastar #Chiranjeevi‘s 150th film… That makes it super special… Check out first look posters of #KhaidiNo150 pictwittercom/5jCIAWSPgp — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 22 2016 Watch video here With inputs from IANS For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News It is revealing to note what Professor Saroja Bhate of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune has to say: ? which is the venue for basketball matches during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 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