References: 2. Articles & Papers

Updated 19th December 2011

Since 2010

Bassett, R. 2009. MIT-Trained Swadeshis: MIT and Indian Nationalism, 1880-1947. Osiris 24: 212–230.

Black, J. 2009. The Military Influence of Engineering Education in Britain and India, 1848-1906. Indian Economic and Social History Review 46: 211-239.

Gupta, R., Garg, T. K., Gupta, S. and Goel, A. 2010. Quality Improvement Schemes in Indian Engineering Education. International Journal of Information Technology and Knowledge Management 2(2): 365-367.

Khandekar, Aalok. 2011 Engineering subjectivities: Global Indianness and the making of Indian engineers. Paper read at the Colloque Un ingénieur, des ingénieurs, Paris, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, 6-7 October.

Kumar, A. 2010. Thomason College of Engineering, Roorkee, 1847-1947. In Das Gupta, U. and Chattopadhyaya, D.P. (eds.), Science and Modern India: An Institutional History, 1784-1947, Vol. 15, 451-471. Delhi: Pearson.

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Ramnath, A. 2010.  A New Institution for Engineers: Change and Continuity in the Profession in India 1900-1935. Communication presented at the 4th European South Asia Ph.D. Workshop 27th/28th August, Heidelberg.

Varma, R. and Kapur, D. 2010. Access, Satisfaction, and Future: Undergraduate Education at the Indian Institutes of Technology. Higher Education 59: 703-717.


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Bassett, R. 2009. Aligning India in the Cold War Era: Indian Technical Elites, the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, and Computing in India and the United States. Technology and Culture 50: 783-810.

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Deshpande, J. V. 2000. Education: Teaching Is the Last Priority. Economic and Political Weekly 35 (37): 3291-3292.

Deshpande, J. V. 2000. Education as Business. Economic and Political Weekly 35 (28/29): 2506-2508.

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Parthasarathy, B. 2004. Globalizing Information Technology: The Domestic Policy Context for India’s Software Production and Exports. Iterations. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Software History (online) 3: 1-38.

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Prasad, S. 2001. Towards an Understanding of Gandhi’s Views on Science. Economic and Political Weekly 36 (39): 3721-3732.

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Varma, R. and Kapur, D. 2009. Access, satisfaction, and future: undergraduate education at the Indian Institutes of Technology. Higher Education 59, 6: 703-717.

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Varma, R. and and Rogers, E. M. 2004. Indian Cyber Workers in US. Economic and Political Weekly, 39 (52): 5645-5652.

Varma, R. 2000. Technology and Ethics for Engineering Students. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 20 (3): 217-224.

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