The low politics of higher education: saffron branded neoliberalism and the assault on Indian universities

@article{Mathur2018TheLP,
  title={The low politics of higher education: saffron branded neoliberalism and the assault on Indian universities},
  author={N. Mathur},
  journal={Critical Policy Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={12},
  pages={121 - 125}
}
  • N. Mathur
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Critical Policy Studies
  • ABSTRACT Through an examination of recent events and controversies at Indian universities, this article reflects on the neoliberal creep taking over academia. The narrative connects the suicide note of a Dalit caste doctoral student, a student festival of political dissent, missives from the education minister, the financialization of higher education, and a market-oriented performance management system to discipline the professoriate. The latter element in the narrative is illustrated through… CONTINUE READING
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