Saturday, July 07, 2007

higher education

A blueprint presented to the government on carries the promise of changing the way higher education is run in the country.The presentation made by the officials before the prime minister was a follow-up to the outline he had laid for increasing enrolment in higher education at the Mumbai University on June 22.The presentation recommended increasing the fee for undergraduate courses to Rs 12,000 per annum, with 40 per cent students getting substantial scholarships.The common national entrance test for 30 central universities, including 14 new ones to be set up, will be the same as the JNU test, which is well regarded and has been accepted.The semester system will be like JNU’s, allowing a student to take a break for a year or two and return, if they wish.If implemented, centralised entrance admissions to all central universities including Delhi University, and uniform semester and credit systems will soon come into force, allowing students easy mobility across

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