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Written by Chinki Sinha | New Delhi | Published: July 2 Richard said.India in turn should stop pretending to worship at that altar of NAM. (The writer is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by M Balakrishnan | Updated: January 2 2015 8:36 am At that stage we were deeply disappointed with the HRD ministry for clipping our wings Related News I amsure that by now even the prime minister has been made aware of the grave “violation” of the Institutes of Technology Act by IIT Delhi which helped set up the International Institute of Technology Research Academy (IITRA) Mauritius As the prime architect of IITRA Mauritius who conceptualised as well as steered the memorandum of understanding in its early days it would be unfair if I sit on the sidelines while completely baseless allegations are levelled against the director of IIT Delhi Here are the facts of the case: The seeding of the Mauritius institution did not happen at IIT Delhi at all The then human resource development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal and the Mauritius minister of tertiary education science research and technology Rajesh Jeetah agreed that India would help Mauritius set up an IIT-like institution in March-April 2011 Both the HRD ministry and the ministry of external affairs were in the know then As follow up the IIT council sought the help of IIT Delhi to set up the institution Two letters related to this dated July 11 2011 and August 26 2011 reached IIT Delhi even before the current director (Professor RK Shevgaonkar) took charge in September 2011 After he took over I was assigned the responsibility of conducting a feasibility study A delegation of six professors visited Mauritius in February 2012 and formulated the unique approach of establishing a research ecosystem first before undergraduate teaching commenced This is the strategy being followed at IITRA now The initial draft of the MoU envisaged the establishment of an IIT Delhi research campus (for PhD/ MSR programmes) in Mauritius which could then evolve into an autonomous International Institute of Technology with full-fledged BTech and MTech programmes Once it was decided that the MoU would be signed in the presence of the then HRD minister Pallam Raju the ministry took a keen interest in vetting it After hectic email consultations between the HRD ministry IIT Delhi and the Mauritius Research Council the draft MoU was completely modified before the ministry gave its approval The nature of the institution to be set up as well as its governance structure was completely changed Now the revised MoU envisaged the setting up of IITRA Mauritius with assistance from and not as an extension campus of IIT Delhi Both the MoUs have many commonalities All the costs of setting up and operating IITRA Mauritius would be borne by the government of Mauritius The faculty and staff would be on the rolls of IITRA and paid by it under its terms Research students (PhD/ MSR) would be admitted and enrolled at IIT Delhi but would be paid their assistantship by IITRA They would follow all the academic norms including coursework of IIT Delhi This would be followed by research at IITRA with access to IIT Delhi facilities IIT Delhi would provide academic mentorship to this institute so that it evolves into an “IIT-like institution” over the next five years A key aspect of the final MoU was that contrary to the original proposal administrative and financial control of IITRA would not rest with IIT Delhi making it that much harder to bring up a quality institution At that stage we were deeply disappointed with the HRD ministry for clipping our wings even before we could attempt to fly This was around the time that newspapers were full of stories about an amendment to the higher education act permitting foreign institutions to open campuses in India In hindsight I am profoundly thankful that the bureaucrats at the HRD ministry knew the rules — no one is allowed to fly in this country especially if you are funded by the government A key innovation in the setting up of IITRA must be highlighted Some of us feel it is worth emulating when new IITs are set up The older IITs differ from other engineering colleges in one key respect Their faculty even if they are assigned undergraduate courses are active researchers and typically teach courses in sub-disciplines in which they are aware of current trends This is only possible if an institution has a critical mass of faculty members in any given discipline — 10 to 12 at least In most engineering disciplines it takes many years to reach this number if one is committed to quality Once you have a full-fledged undergraduate programme in any discipline you need to cover the whole range of courses So either you compromise on quality while recruiting faculty or allot courses outside of their specialisation With little movement of experienced faculty across institutions within the country due to social factors most faculty is recruited at a very young age — either freshly out of a PhD programme or with a couple of years of postdoctoral experience These young people are full of research ideas and would love to pursue them But instead they are forced to invest a lot of effort in teaching courses especially outside their area of specialisation Many of them either look for opportunities to join older IITs or research institutions in the country and abroad If they continue in institutions that teach a large range of courses they quickly become mediocre researchers in their fields Based on this experience we proposed a novel solution for IITRA — first build a research ecosystem and then once a critical mass of faculty in each discipline has been reached start with the undergraduate teaching programmes It took us more than six months to convince the Mauritius government that such an approach would likely help build an “IIT-like institution” much faster The Mauritius government was keen to start undergraduate programmes from Day One Our approach was vindicated by the faculty selection at IITRA where many expatriate Mauritians active in research in Western countries applied to it because of its research focus I am quite confident that in the case of IITRA we did not violate the “no-fly zone” thanks to the “maximum government” in place The only disappointment is that this country believed in the prime minister’s “minimum government maximum governance” call and thought that he would devote his energies to enable people to fly and not to try to enforce 60 years of “no-fly” regulation I hope he can hear presidents of foreign universities laughing at our plight knowing that they are not governed by rules drawn in another century when QS rankings of universities was yet to be born The writer is professor IIT Delhi and was deputy director (faculty) when IITRA was initiated [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGuwahati: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said state actors of Pakistan are playing a role to destabilise India Mentioning the gun battle that started Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector he said Pakistan’s claim that "non state actors are behind such incidents is not true" Eleven people were killed in the gunfight that ended on Friday Rajnath Singh AFP Singh added that the threat of Islamic militancy shouldn’t be taken lightly by India’s security forces He suggested that attempts to radicalise youths of the country should be dealt with as a challenge "Though ISIS was conceived in Iraq and Syria one shouldn’t be complacent about them in India They are targeting the country" he said "The fact that some youngsters are being carried away by and drawn to their ideology is a matter of grave concern to us" he said He also referred to the al-Qaeda and said India should face up to the challenge "Just a few days ago the al-Qaeda threatened to convert India into an Islamic state we shouldn’t take them lightly We should face up to the challenge and make sure they don’t succeed" added Singh The home minister pointed out how Muslims had fought alongside Hindus in the freedom struggle thereby proving that they are not going to be easily brainwashed by the likes of Islamic militant groups On the 2 October Burdwan blast he said the West Bengal Police and National Investigation Agency are playing crucial roles in the probe The blast took place at a house in Burdwan district’s Khagragarh area killing two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh militants and injuring another Admitting that there was lack of development in the northeast he said: "There is lack of development in northeast Let me assure you we are committed towards a comprehensive development of this region"Singh urged all the northeastern states to fill up vacancies in the police forces and assured them of all possible help The minister was addressing the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference in Guwahati With inputs from agencies Written by Benita Chacko | Mumbai | Published: February 13 2017 2:01 am The Jewish Cemetery on Dr E Moses Road in Worli; Dr Elijah Moses (right) Nirmal Harindran Top News TRAVELLING TO the Nehru Science Centre in Worli from Mahalaxmi Station motorists take the Dr E Moses Road While the road finds a mention on the addresses of other prominent locations in the city such as Famous Studios and Mahalaxmi Race Course very few know that the 2-km stretch is named after the city’s first Jewish mayor Dr Elijah Moses Belonging to the Bene Israeli community Moses was also a medical practitioner and played an active role during the plague of the 1920s treating people from all walks of life What began as social service eventually led him to become a municipal councillor from Dongri where his dispensary was located and later to become the mayor of the city from 1937-38 Watch What Else Is Making News Believing that the proper disposal of the dead is necessary to avoid the spread of plague he undertook the provision of cemeteries in the city Also realising the need for proper home care for the poor after being discharged from hospitals he associated himself with the King George V Infirmary “The land for the cemeteries and crematorium was provided on Haine’s Road and the Infirmary is also on the same road As these projects were located here this road was renamed Dr E Moses Road” says Jonathan Solomon the maternal grandson of Moses There is no plaque commemorating Moses either on the road or on the walls of the cemetery where he himself lies buried Saying that more needs to be done to celebrate Moses’s life Solomon adds “The Jewish cemetery was opened in 1923 and it was the last time that the municipal corporation gave a burial land to Jews in the city” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: March 22 2016 1:13 am Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli Related News As Beijing serenades Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Oli in China this week should New Delhi be concerned about the expanding partnership between our two northern neighbours Geography and kinship tie India and Nepal in an inextricable but not necessarily happy relationship A rising China and the anti-India resentments of Kathmandu’s hill elite however have the potential to neutralise over the longer term some of Delhi’s natural strategic advantages in Nepal Realists in India can’t object to a good neighbourly relationship between Nepal and China Pragmatists in Beijing know the dangers of moving too far and too fast and provoking an Indian reaction But miscalculations and misperceptions often generate outcomes no one wants For his part Oli made a political gesture to India by visiting Delhi before heading out to Beijing That significant differences remain especially on the question of Madhesi rights in Nepal was reflected in the inability of the two sides to issue a joint statement at the end of Oli’s visit last month If India-Nepal relations are never too tidy Beijing-Kathmandu ties are rich in their affirmation of high principle Beijing revels in extending strong support to Nepal’s territorial sovereignty If Delhi claims a “special relationship” with Kathmandu Beijing tends to emphasise “equality and non-intervention” in its engagement with Nepal Underlying that rhetoric is the proposition that Beijing can’t accept any claim that the subcontinent is Delhi’s exclusive sphere of influence As a writer in China’s Global Times put it in the paper’s Monday edition “New Delhi should wake up to the fact that Nepal is a sovereign country not a vassal of India” The commentator was a lot less harsh in stating that the only sound choice for Nepal is in maintaining good relations with both China and India “Instead of being forced into becoming a strategic barrier against China” Global Times concluded “Nepal should be better treated and act as a bridge between Beijing and New Delhi” Few in Delhi would quibble with the idea of Nepal as India’s bridge to Tibet and China Any sensible strategy in Kathmandu would leverage its location between the world’s two fast-growing economies to bring prosperity to its people As Delhi enthusiastically welcomes Chinese investments it can hardly protest against a similar trend in Nepal and the rest of the subcontinent Cynics in Delhi however would insist that the Sino-Indian dynamic in Nepal will always remain a zero-sum game Their counterparts in Kathmandu find it hard to move away from the tradition playing the China card against India For the record Kathmandu says Oli’s trip to Beijing is not aimed at balancing India Yet there’s no avoiding the sense that Oli’s “special mission” to China is less about becoming a bridge between its giant neighbours Its focus is on reducing the current dependence on India by strengthening ties with China The political justification for this has come from the horrible impact of the Madhesi protests on fuel and other essential supplies from India While Oli and his hosts didn’t sign a much-anticipated agreement on petroleum supplies Beijing has agreed to assist Nepal in the exploration of hydrocarbon resources and expand the use of solar energy The two sides also signed a landmark transit agreement that will allow Nepal to use Chinese ports to import goods from third countries Like many other neighbours of India Nepal too has welcomed Chinese initiatives on connectivity grouped under the grand project called “One Belt One Road” During his talks with the Chinese leadership on Monday Oli reportedly asked China to extend its Tibet railway into Nepal and also build an intercity railway system within Nepal Beijing agreed to consider both requests China’s interest in connectivity with Nepal goes back to the early 1960s What we see today is a dramatic expansion of the Chinese economic engagement and infrastructure-building in Nepal While economic geography continues to be weighted towards the southern slopes of the Himalayas the rise of China has begun to exert a powerful pull to the north China has also reportedly offered to upgrade the 1960 peace and friendship treaty with Nepal But China is nowhere ready to match the kind of benefits — free movement across borders and national treatment — that the 1950 friendship treaty with Delhi confers on Kathmandu Yet for many in Kathmandu the 1950 treaty with Delhi is a symbol of “Indian hegemony” and any treaty with Beijing is about expanding Nepal’s “strategic autonomy” Delhi’s problem then is less about coping with China’s grand strategy than overcoming the entrenched distrust of India in Kathmandu and bringing greater purpose to economic engagement with Nepal In the end Delhi too has a China card that it refuses to play India might have a better influence on the outcomes in Nepal if it invites Beijing to restore and modernise the historic connectivity between the Gangetic plains and the Tibet region Delhi has a bigger interest than some in Kathmandu in turning Nepal into India’s bridge with China The writer is director Carnegie India and consulting editor on foreign affairs for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News1 percent of total agricultural land in India, Environmentalists have time and again pointed out that even as State Environment Appraisal Committee clears sites for sand mining, Daund and Shirur talukas in the district. 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