History & Future of the University
8:30 pm to 10:30
DIVERSE AND ONLINE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
SMALL, LIVE CLASSES WITH RENOWNED ASHOKA FACULTY
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM ASHOKAX
LIFE-LONG ACCESS TO A HIGH-GRADE PEER NETWORK
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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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’.