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If India seeks to become a knowledge economy, enjoy the fruits of demographic dividend, and create aware citizens, it will need to make education accessible to more people(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

HT Editorial| In defence of affordable education, for all

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Economic deprivation should not hinder the ability of students to access education
There are about 80,000 individuals who earn Rs 1 crore per year and above, and 6,361 persons who earn over Rs 5 crore per year. Soaking this small group will yield about Rs 12,000 crore per year, which is equally minuscule, given that it would constitute about 0.5% of the annual revenue of the government’s Rs 24 lakh crore in revenue in 2018(SHUTTERSTOCK)
There are about 80,000 individuals who earn Rs 1 crore per year and above, and 6,361 persons who earn over Rs 5 crore per year. Soaking this small group will yield about Rs 12,000 crore per year, which is equally minuscule, given that it would constitute about 0.5% of the annual revenue of the government’s Rs 24 lakh crore in revenue in 2018(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Higher taxes on the super rich is not a sound idea

By Rajeev Mantri
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The current policy will push India’s best talent offshore, affecting the critical finance and technology sectors
IThe objective of the Canadian government’s skills programme was to make the country a magnet for tech talent from across the globe . Indian citizens appear to have taken advantage of the opportunity.(File Photo used for representational purpose only)
IThe objective of the Canadian government’s skills programme was to make the country a magnet for tech talent from across the globe . Indian citizens appear to have taken advantage of the opportunity.(File Photo used for representational purpose only)

Indian techies are top beneficiaries of Canada government’s skill programme

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:10 AM IST
According to a data made available by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) at the end of December 2018, of the total 17,132 work permits approved, Indians accounted for over half of them at 9,462.
he plan to scrap the UGC has been in the works for several years now, necessitated by the fact that India’s higher education landscape has changed phenomenally from the time the UGC was set up in 1956. At that time, there were only 20 universities and 500 colleges with a total enrolment of 0.21 million students. Today, there are nearly 28 million students in 726 universities and 38,000 colleges.(HT)
he plan to scrap the UGC has been in the works for several years now, necessitated by the fact that India’s higher education landscape has changed phenomenally from the time the UGC was set up in 1956. At that time, there were only 20 universities and 500 colleges with a total enrolment of 0.21 million students. Today, there are nearly 28 million students in 726 universities and 38,000 colleges.(HT)

Why India needs a new higher education regulator

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2018 05:50 PM IST
The plan to scrap the UGC has been in the works for several years now, necessitated by the fact that India’s higher education landscape has changed phenomenally from the time the UGC was set up in 1956. At that time, there were only 20 universities and 500 colleges with a total enrolment of 0.21 million students. Today, there are nearly 28 million students in 726 universities and 38,000 colleges.
Students walk underneath a covered walkway at the Stanford University campus on their way to classes. Eminent institutions such as Harvard and Stanford reserve a place of pride for their liberal arts programmes.(Getty Images)
Students walk underneath a covered walkway at the Stanford University campus on their way to classes. Eminent institutions such as Harvard and Stanford reserve a place of pride for their liberal arts programmes.(Getty Images)

Employers appreciate the knowledge base that liberal arts education bestows

By Vidya Yeravdekar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 11:53 AM IST
The binaries of “us” and “them” cannot be rooted out without an understanding of how and why other people have evolved the way they have—the bedrock of humanities and social sciences
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