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Present global ranking of Universities problematic

By D. V. Kumar This is that time of the year when different kinds of global ranking of universities such as THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) are announced. The QS World University rankings has just been announced.…

Assam Rifles: Foes or friends of the hill people?

By T S Haokip ‘The commander of 44 Assam Rifles, Banglabung shot me,’ said Mr. Mangboilal Lhouvum of Chalwa village, Kangpokpi District, Manipur in a feeble voice even as he endured the excruciating pains of bullet wounds in his abdomen.…

Good response from the Education Minister

Editor, It was good to see the open-minded reaction of the Education Minister of Meghalaya to the dismal ranking of school education in the state (Shillong Times, June 10, 2021). Hats off to Mr Lakhmen Rymbui for acknowledging that this…

Whither education excellence

Quality is a casualty when it comes to several aspects of India's progress. This coupled with the characteristic lethargy is a reason why our products as also the exports sector fail to measure up. This has impacted even India’s higher…

Stop giving a political colour to education

By Patricia Mukhim Politicians have this proclivity to turn every issue into a political omelette. It’s not surprising therefore to hear the Shillong MP, Vincent Pala rubbishing the latest Performance Grading Index (PGI) Report released…

Pala’s remarks on PGI ranking preposterous

Editor, An extremely absurd and ridiculous statement was made by Mr Vincent Pala on the Union Ministry of Education Performance Grading Index (PGI) showing the lowest rank for Education in the state Meghalaya. Indeed Meghalaya was graded…

Meghalaya’s socio-economic skid

The NITI Aayog recently released its third Sustainable Development Report based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put together by the United Nations in 2015. The SDGs are a roadmap for achieve a better, more sustainable future for…

Modi’s ‘Federal’ Mantra pits Centre vs States

By Rajdeep Sardesai The last time the tiny, scenic Lakshadweep islands made the national headlines, 24 x7 private news television didn’t even exist in the country. In 1989, then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s new year visit to the islands…