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Over the next few blogs I will seek to provide an overview of the educational climate in India, and the extent to which international alliances are changing or are likely to change the university experience .
Why are British universities seeking to find a presence in India?
The Indian government has plans to increase the number of university goers from a current 12 per cent of the population to 30 per cent. In plain terms this works out to a present university student population of 12 million, and a projected increase to 30 million.
I want to present a side to the global impact of the ongoing changes in the Indian university system that is seldom seen in the media.
That is, what is the university experience in India from the point of view of the student and the lecturer?
Ritu: I maintain an extensive professional network through writing, reading and research. I make prospective employers aware of my work and establish a continuing dialogue to contribute significantly towards health, social research and policy. This also helps me to find and select the kinds of projects I am keen to work on.
What do people find when they Google you — an attractive profile on LinkedIn or your own website or blog? Some photos you’d rather your mate hadn’t put Facebook? Or just some random comments hidden inside a PDF from three years ago? Do you think you don’t have time to develop digital research skills and profile yourself and your work on the web? Can you afford not to? Read More
I haven’t found all that many people blogging about their PhD experiences, probably because they’re way too busy researching to keep something else going (here I point to my own rather irregular publishing on this blog!). So I was pleased … Read More
Publication – yes, but in what form and with whom? I was approached shortly after being awarded my doctorate by a company that wanted to publish my thesis. However, they did not have a peer review process.
How do you find the right publisher and the right audience for your work? Who will hold the copyright and for how long? How long will it take to appear in print?
The Indian economy like the Chinese economy is expanding. India, like China, is investing heavily in education. New schools and universities are being founded at a steady rate.British universities are looking to these two countries for expansion.
Are we going to see British students no longer simply taking a gap year in India but living and studying there in significant numbers?
Is your department or university considering a move East? Read More