Lack of understanding of how to nurture research in our universities is not only disquieting, it portends serious difficulties for the growth of our higher education system.
Cultivating research mindset and critical thinking among students is important, but does this require foregoing the necessary academic routine of “teaching a course, administering tests, and grading students”?
Our universities were mostly designed as teaching universities. Even many of our iconic professors are not good researchers.
The role of universities in creating innovation is vital. However, universities in our country are yet to play their due role in innovation.