Category Archives: University

Beteen state and market : Andre Beteille

When the country became independent, people looked forward to a social transformation in India, and they expected the state to play a leading part in this transformation. Those who were placed at the helm of affairs were persons of great … Continue reading

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A red test for the young : M Krishnan (1967)

Recently I had a occasion to ask a number of young university graduates, at an interview, a question which I thought a fair test of their knowledge of India and general awareness. I asked them to name two red-flowered trees, … Continue reading

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Andre Beteille on ‘Women reservation’

Dissension over the Bill for reservation of seats for women once again threw Parliament into turmoil. Dissension in Parliament is not new, but this time it appears that matters may not settle down very easily or very soon. It is … Continue reading

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C. F. Gauss’s paper on ‘Inverse square law’

This paper is titled ‘General Propositions relating to Attractive and Repulsive Force, acting in the inverse ratio of the square of the distance’. IT was written by ‘great’ By Carl Friedrich Gauss. From the Resultate aus den Beobachtungen des maqnetischen … Continue reading

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Viable universities : Andre Beteille

Author : Andre Beteille, The Telegraph; April 22, 2010 The universities cannot continue to be viable if they are set contradictory objectives. In the typical case, the Indian university is expected to produce hundreds of thousands of graduates every year, … Continue reading

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