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Telliscope: The piecemeal sale of higher education

By Ashley Tellis
If politicians get to decide academic standards, decide which institutions will get money and which will not, which will shut down and which will not, which one is performing well and which not, who will pay how much fees, who will enroll and what they will study, we can be sure that academic standards will not be the criteria at all but ideological boot-licking will.

Genuine scholarship is beyond the memorizing of facts

By Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
MCQ tests are based on the assumption that the answers to the particular queries are final, ultimate and categorical; there is no going beyond those assumptions of the paper-setter. This over-simplification may sound like a death knell for further research as the very foundation of research is the questioning of the orthodox knowledge.