Foreign universities will bring in new work culture

Foreign universities will bring in new work culture

Foreign universities will bring in new work culture


Foreign universities are expected to usher in a new work culture and discipline in the field of academics in the country, from which possibly domestic universities could also take a cue. Experts, who have been associated with several international academic collaborations, are hopeful that the proposed entry of foreign educational institutions would infuse much-needed dynamism in framing and revising curriculum and administration.


"I have seen the work culture and work discipline prevalent in foreign universities. Even in their teaching programmes, there is enormous flexibility where students be it advanced learners or slow learners can study the curriculum at their own pace," said S P Thyagarajan, former vice chancellor, University of Madras.

Institutions abroad are known for updating their curriculum at quick intervals. "A syllabus that is obsolete is even dispensed with at the end of one semester unlike here where traditionally you wait for three or four years to change it. The Choice Based Credit System that is being adopted in some universities here is only a distorted version. Universities in India rarely adopt a conceptual grading system and instead go in for a mark converted system," he explained.

Even the examination evaluation system in foreign universities is highly transparent and participatory with students.

According to IIT Madras former director P V Indiresan, state universities in the country need not worry about competition from their foreign counterparts as they get students from a socially different background. "The real competition with the entry of foreign universities will be for the IITs, IIMs, IISc and a few top universities," he argued.

Thyagarajan felt that Indian institutions would be able to upgrade their standards since a healthy competition would set in and transform the higher education system for good.

However, from the students' point of view, he said the success of foreign universities in enriching the human resources could be gauged only based on the affordability of the education offered by them. "We need to create a mode to help meritorious students from lower strata of society to get educated in these institutions," he said.

All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations general secretary professor Asok Barman, nonetheless, was sceptical. "It is a myth that the foreign universities will bring in experts in various fields to handle classes here.

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Foreign universities are expected to usher in a new work culture and discipline in the field of academics in the country, from which possibly domestic universities could also take a cue. Experts, who have been associated with several international academic collaborations, are hopeful that the proposed entry of foreign educational institutions would infuse much-needed dynamism in framing and revising curriculum and administration.


"I have seen the work culture and work discipline prevalent in foreign universities. Even in their teaching programmes, there is enormous flexibility where students be it advanced learners or slow learners can study the curriculum at their own pace," said S P Thyagarajan, former vice chancellor, University of Madras.

Institutions abroad are known for updating their curriculum at quick intervals. "A syllabus that is obsolete is even dispensed with at the end of one semester unlike here where traditionally you wait for three or four years to change it. The Choice Based Credit System that is being adopted in some universities here is only a distorted version. Universities in India rarely adopt a conceptual grading system and instead go in for a mark converted system," he explained.

Even the examination evaluation system in foreign universities is highly transparent and participatory with students.

According to IIT Madras former director P V Indiresan, state universities in the country need not worry about competition from their foreign counterparts as they get students from a socially different background. "The real competition with the entry of foreign universities will be for the IITs, IIMs, IISc and a few top universities," he argued.

Thyagarajan felt that Indian institutions would be able to upgrade their standards since a healthy competition would set in and transform the higher education system for good.

However, from the students' point of view, he said the success of foreign universities in enriching the human resources could be gauged only based on the affordability of the education offered by them. "We need to create a mode to help meritorious students from lower strata of society to get educated in these institutions," he said.

All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations general secretary professor Asok Barman, nonetheless, was sceptical. "It is a myth that the foreign universities will bring in experts in various fields to handle classes here. Very high quality professors will not come here as they are busy handling different assignments in their own country. Only the second grade foreign teachers would arrive here," he contended.

Also, he felt that these universities will not collaborate or engage in academic interaction with Indian institutions. "They will see the Indian universities as competitors and try to prove a point by luring the best talent pool of teachers and students from here," Barman said.

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