Archive for August, 2008

National Knowledge Commission and Math Education: An Open Letter to Sam Pitroda

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Dear Mr Pitroda,

It was nice to meet you again at the FICCI gathering a few days ago.

There wasn’t enough time for me to clarify what I was saying, so let me do so here.

1. First, I agree with you that a major change is needed in the current system of higher education and research.

2. However, for the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) to make the right recommendations, you need to know the real causes of past failures. So what went wrong? I could find no NKC document which studied the past record of knowledge management in India, as I have done.
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