History & Future of the University

Faculty

Nicholas Dirks
 

Course Dates

6 July to 31 Aug
 

Timings

8:30 pm to 10:30
(Mon)

Commitment

9 week

Price

INR 20,000

Applications

2 July, 2020

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About The Course

This course examines the changing role and position of universities globally from the 18th century to the global future, including evaluating current critiques, and speculations about the future of the knowledge industries, in which universities need to play a major role. Students will be expected to read the assigned materials and prepare one page papers for each class, and to prepare one short presentation about the future of the university.

The course will examine whether higher education, as we know it, becomes ever more critical to the expanding knowledge economy, or fails to keep up. And in the current environment, will the model of higher education we’ve lived with for the last 150 years finally be about to change in radical ways?

Fees after 50% scholarship for this course – ₹20,000 plus GST

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    Faculty

    Nicholas Dirks

    PHD Chicago

    Nicholas Dirks is President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences. He is a former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, where he now teaches as a Professor of History and Anthropology. An internationally renowned scholar, Dirks has written extensively on South Asia and the British empire and on themes ranging from social theory to globalization. He has held leadership and teaching positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and at the California Institute of Technology.

    He has accumulated numerous accolades, including a MacArthur Foundation residential fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lionel Trilling Award. He is an alumnus of Wesleyan University and The University of Chicago and is deeply committed to breaking down ‘the silos of university life’ and ‘connecting the university to the world’.

    Academy Common Course Objectives

    ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH FACULTY ON THEIR UNIQUE THINKING MODELS AND APPROACHES

    GAIN INSIGHTS INTO PERSPECTIVES THAT ARE ROOTED IN CURRENT RESEARCH

    LEARN HOW TO COLLABORATE WITH DIVERSE PEERS

    EXPAND YOUR WORLDVIEW WITHIN AND ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES

    DEVELOP WAYS TO MEASURE YOUR LEARNING AND GROWTH BEYOND GRADES