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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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The Liberal Arts in the American Context

The Liberal Arts in the American Context

What India Can Learn from Western Liberal Education

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The Future of Indian Universities

Carol M. Bresnahan

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author argues that while in India an emphasis is laid on the technical fields of medicine and engineering, the importance of liberal arts in higher education must not be ignored. The liberal arts impart invaluable skills that we take for granted, probably because they are less easily noticed in our culture or perhaps because they are wrongly considered skills that anyone, regardless of education, can attain.

Keywords:   liberal arts, western education, American model, pedagogy

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