Prizes to winners of Summer Book Review Competition winners

On Friday, 25th January 2019, the three winners of the Summer Book Review Competition, 2018, were given away prizes by Pro Chancellor, Prof. Vijayan Immanuel, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Radha Padmanabhan and Dean, School of Engineering, Prof. C. Prabhakar Reddy. Dr. M. Ishwara Bhat, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Dr. K. N. Sheshadri, Senior Librarian were present […]

The Making of BITS- Transition from Affiliated Colleges to a University

Prof. L.K. Maheshwari, Former Vice- chancellor, BITS

Prior to the inception of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science(BITS) in 1964, the then existing colleges, viz., Birla College of Science, Commerce and Pharmacy; Birla College of Arts and Birla College of Engineering were all affiliated to the Rajasthan University.Teaching and Evaluation processes were all governed by the Rules and Regulations framed by […]

CAN GST INCREASE COMPETITIVENESS?

Date: November 5, 2016 (Saturday) Venue: Century Club, Century Club , 1, Seshadri Road, Bangalore 560001, (Located in Cubbon Park) Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. About Seminar Political and economic wisdom finally placed GST (goods and services tax) in the Indian constitution after overcoming fundamental problems posed by the federal structure of governance. It […]

Private sector participation in India’s higher education (Part II)

In this two-part series, I share my views on the contribution of private sector to India’s higher education. While this first part published earlier gave the background, in this part I have attempted to explore in detail the challenges faced by higher education in India. Access:  Presently there are over 350 million peoples in the […]

Private sector participation in India’s higher education (Part I)

Private sector participation in India’s higher education: In this two-part series, I share my views on the contribution of private sector to India’s higher education. While this first part gives the background, the next one will explore in detail the challenges faced by higher education in India. A few years ago, since the schools under […]

Best HR practices in institutes of higher education (part 2)

Best HR practices : This is the concluding part of this two-part series blog, where I had shared my thoughts on why entities from the education and training sector in India do not feature in the “Great Places To Work” list. I was trying to understand if there were any underlying common themes in the […]