State of our State Universities
Date: 6/14/2012 2:46:00 PM
Exhibit A: The sad saga of the Department of Crystallography and Biophysics at the University of Madras.
Exhibit B: An appeal from several scholars urging the Kerala government: Don't mess with autonomy of M.G. University.
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Bonus: This one is not about state universities, but about an obnoxious feature of our funding agencies: the clout of their finance officials [pdf].