In India, IITs’ Decision to Use Tenure to Improve Research Could Backfire

Reading Time: 5 minutes A PhD is a minimum requirement for a career with tenure in academia that centres on research. In October this year, the Council of IITs, India’s premier centres of engineering education and research, resolved to adopt a tenure-track system in the appointment of new faculty members. Once a faculty member receives tenure, she will have …

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Now, Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Moderna Inc said on Monday its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial, becoming the second US company in a week to report results that far exceed expectations. Together with Pfizer Inc’s vaccine, also shown to be more than 90% effective, and pending more safety …

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Doctors Oppose as Centre Directs AIIMS to Raise Student Fees, Patient User Charges

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Delhi: Following the Centre’s instructions to the country’s top government medical institutions, becoming a doctor at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences could become ten times costlier and patient fees will be hiked to recover current costs of providing services. The AIIMS Resident Doctors Association have already opposed the proposal to upwardly revise …

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How Far Have We Deviated From the Ideology of Our Constitution?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Note: This article was originally published on December 4, 2017 and was republished on November 26, 2018 to mark Constitution Day. Constitution day on November 26, similar to other days of national importance, has become another day of ritualistic celebration without much critical introspection. Even though the Indian constitution was adopted in principle on November …

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The JNU Fee Hike Affects Students with Disabilities More Than We Realise

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Jawaharlal Nehru University fee hike issue has not come to a halt yet. Students are still demanding a complete roll back of the hike and the nullification of the draft hostel manual which was passed without proper consultation by the JNU administration without proper consultation from all the stakeholders concerned. One such group of …

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