Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Arvind Subramanian


Why the Pratap Bhanu Mehta episode is not about academic freedom

April 05, 2021 8:48 am

No one has called his academic output into question. Freedom of expression is, however, a far greater asset for democracy and needs to be zealously protected.

What Ashoka University controversy says about the failures of private institutions

April 02, 2021 11:40 am

Greater push towards privatisation has implications for academic freedom and diversity in education institutions. For a more just, equal educational system, the state must have a role

Threats to academic freedom have always existed, it's on leadership to deal with them: Pune University Vice-chancellor

March 29, 2021 7:02 pm

Karmalkar, who was attending an Idea Exchange with The Indian Express, was asked if there has been any perceptible threat to academic freedom and increase in external pressures on universities over the last few years.

Won't interfere in varsity functioning, faculty freedom: Ashoka Trustees

March 24, 2021 6:57 am

The board of Trustees of Ashoka University wrote to the students on Tuesday, assuring that they will not interfere in the academic functioning of the university and that the faculty's freedom to write and speak in their chosen fora and on their chosen themes will be protected.

'Annual townhall, email-based feedback': Ashoka University reaffirms freedom of expression in letter to students

March 23, 2021 9:32 pm

Students at Ashoka University had called for a two-day boycott of classes starting Monday, to protest the resignation of their teachers, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian.

Ashoka University founders have bartered away its soul: Raghuram Rajan after Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Arvind Subramanian exits

March 20, 2021 8:50 pm

After the exits of Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian, Raghuram Rajan has said free speech is the soul of a great university, and by compromising on it, the founders of Ashoka University have bartered away its soul.

Crawling on campus

March 19, 2021 7:46 am

Craven surrender by Ashoka's founders inaugurates its slide, shows how private capital is unable and unwilling to stand up

Full text of resignation letter: Two days after PB Mehta's exit, economist Arvind Subramanian quits Ashoka University

March 18, 2021 12:39 pm

Arvind Subramanian cited the circumstances involving Pratap Bhanu Mehta's exit and the fact Ashoka University can no longer provide space for academic expression and freedom.

Not fair to take one stand when within govt & opposite after leaving it: NITI VC

October 15, 2020 12:32 am

Subramanian, in an opinion piece co-authored with Pennsylvania State University’s assistant professor of economics Shoumitro Chatterjee, pointed out the pitfalls of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign.

If GST and IBC could be rehabilitated, it would help the economy. And also be a fitting tribute to Jaitley

August 24, 2020 9:04 am

India has faced more challenges than anyone imagined to its health, institutions, federal relations, and national security; and, as a result, we have missed Jaitley’s presence even more than we feared.


Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian announces he's leaving

June 20, 2018 6:30 pm

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Wednesday said he will leave his role at the Finance Ministry in a couple of months. He said he will always be committed to serving the country.


‘Think of it the other way, not about govt raiding RBI, but how RBI could have behaved differently’

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

In this edition of the Idea Exchange, Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian talks about demonitisation, defends GST, explains the reasons why growth has not been robust and reflects back on his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser of India.