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Excellence or not
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India, Aug. 5 -- There may be an idea of fairness in using global rankings to determine which higher educational institutions should be bestowed with an "institution of eminence" tag. N Gopalaswami, the former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who headed the panel of the University Grants Commission (UGC), was correct that until an university is ranked globally, it should not be considered. It speaks volumes about the decrepit nature of several of India's higher educational institutions that very few make the global cut, an embarrassing situation for the world's second-largest populated nation. But if that was the criterion, a normal person would think that it is bizarre that institutes that are yet to start the rather important job of ed...
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