Pointers to Yashpal Committee’s interim report

The following outline is from http://dtfnet.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/yashpal-committee-report/. (The full interim report is also at http://web1.du.ac.in/du/yashpalreport.pdf  and http://www.jnu.ac.in/Yash_Pal_Committee.pdf)

 

Report of ‘The Committee to Advise on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education in India’

Pages: 1 2 3

Renovation and Rejuvenation of Universities

(An Interim Report)
1 March 2009

Table of Contents

Preamble

1. Executive Summary

2. The Idea of University

3. Problems of the Indian Higher Education Sector

3.1 Undermining undergraduate education

3.2 Low pedagogic quality

3.3 Distances: Within and outside

3.4 Isolation of the Indian Institutes of Technology

3.5 Divide between research bodies and universities

3.6 University as an inclusive space

3.7 State universities and affiliated colleges

3.8 Poor governance of universities

3.9 Interference in university functioning

3.10 Interference and loss of autonomy

3.11 Subversion of the principle of autonomy

3.12 Growth of private-commercial providers

3.13 Affordability problems

3.14 Other apprehensions about private universities

3.15 Unhealthy growth in the number of deemed universities

3.16 Multiplicity of regulatory systems

4. Recovering the Idea of University

4.1 Theory and practice

4.2 The challenge of local knowledge

4.3 Curriculum issues and syllabus-making

4.4 Work experience as an aspect of learning

4.5 Rehabilitating professional education in the university

4.6 Teacher education

4.7 Few premises on institutional autonomy of universities

5. Reforming the Regulatory System

5.1 Objectives of the commission for higher education

5.2 Restructuring Universities

6. Recommendations

Annex A

June 14th, 2009


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