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The Future of Indian UniversitiesComparative and International Perspectives$
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C. Raj Kumar

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199480654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199480654.001.0001

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Building New Institutions of Excellence in India

Building New Institutions of Excellence in India

Three Case Studies of Innovation

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(p.106) 6 Building New Institutions of Excellence in India
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The Future of Indian Universities
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Pramath Raj Sinha

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199480654.003.0006

This chapter is based on the stories of the author’s personal experiences in building three different institutions and programmes—the Indian School of Business (ISB), Ashoka University, and the Young India Fellowship (part of Ashoka University). The author argues that instead of driving systemic change through policy advocacy or large-scale capacity building, efforts can also be directed towards the building of new institutions that address an unmet need and an unsolved problem in our country, and that aspire to be the best in the world from the word go.

Keywords:   Case studies, innovation, systemic change, policy, excellence

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