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Jadavpur University prof who compared girl’s virginity to sealed bottle removed from duty

Jadavpur University Professor Kanak Sarkar, whose sexist Facebook post went viral, has been divested of his duties with immediate effect. A notice was issued by the Department of International Relations of the university following severe backlash online and offline for his crude comments. “In view of the recommendation of the Student-Teacher Committee of the Department, […]

Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of […]

What to expect from AI in 2019

The world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eventually move from ‘narrow AI’ to ‘broad AI’. Simply put, machines now do narrow or specific tasks and they would, in the near future, graduate into doing broader tasks or those across many areas. IBM says, “Broad AI will be characterised by the ability to learn and reason […]