Restructuring post-school science teaching programmes

November 2008
Current Science (00113891);11/25/2008, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p1411
Academic Journal
The enormous potential for India to become a leading knowledge power in the coming years can be realized only if our younger generation has opportunities for all-round good education and training, especially in science and technology. Unfortunately, however, the present state of higher education in the country is rather poor. In order to make it more relevant to the changing needs of society and thus to propel India to a position of leading knowledge power, we need massive investments as well as well-planned radical changes in our higher education system. The Science Academies had, earlier in 2006, submitted a detailed proposal to the Planning Commission for investments in higher education in science during the XI Plan period and modalities for utilization of the resources. The three Science Academies of the country are now proposing changes that are needed in our college and university education in sciences to meet the emerging challenges. A detailed proposal for reform of higher education in science is presented.


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