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Monday Motivation: The Biannual Intake System for College Admissions

The University Grants Commission, the highest apex body governing higher education in India, made one of the very progressive announcements regarding biannual intake. Generally, the academic year starts in June and ends in April/May. With this announcement, colleges and universities can admit students even in January/February. This is primarily in line with the practices of top …

Monday Motivation: Educated Illiterate!

We all know that education is important. If asked, most people would respond by saying education is required to establish or forge a good career. However, a few of my observations led me to ask: Is that the only role that good education plays in our lives? I feel proud to say that I grew up …

Monday Motivation: Let’s Make the Earth Better!

Temperatures have been rising since February, but May has become particularly uncomfortable for all Punekars as temperatures have touched beyond 40 degrees Celsius! It is almost unimaginable how living beings adapt to such weather changes. This phenomenon is not restricted to Pune alone but the world over, summers have been extreme this year. It’s high time …

Monday Motivation: Happy Gudi Padwa & Eid!

I am sure all my readers are aware that I love to write about festivities! They bring so much joy, cheer, bonding and family time that one feels rejuvenated for several weeks thereafter. What could be better than a week where we have two festivals; Gudi Padwa & Eid! Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharashtra and …

Monday Motivation: New Beginnings in 2024!

As we bid adieu to 31st December and welcome 1st January, we realize that the New Year is a special day. One, because you say goodbye to the earlier year and keep remembering all the good and bad things that have happened through the year, it is like a recap of all the events that have …

Monday Motivation: Literally Liberal

Do you remember when parents would force their children to study Math or Science because that was the benchmark for being intelligent! Thankfully, those days are gone, and we owe a big thanks to the recent National Education Policy that has opened up so many opportunities for the younger generation. I am not against studying Math …

Monday Motivation: Proud of the Indian Culture

Internationalisation of education is not a new concept, in India. However, I do ponder upon the relevance of internationalisation in higher education. I think of the times when thousands of years ago, India had some wonderful universities such as Takshashila, Nalanda and Vikramshila that attracted foreign scholars from all across the world. Why did foreign students …

Monday Motivation: Milestone of a 100 Reached!

I have published the 100th blog today and it feels like an accomplishment! It is a milestone that I had set for myself and it is an amazing feeling to have reached it! Though a Medical Doctor by Degree and profession, I am an educationist by choice. I have always enjoyed reading and writing and during …