I switched to teaching in a college around the time one is expected to have the mid-career blues. Sadly, I found that our education system is very rigid.
While I was teaching at PCCE associated with Goa University, I became convinced that with greater flexibility, most of our colleges and universities would improve. Some may misuse the freedom; however, it seemed awfully stupid to group all with the same brush and prevent innovative education for fear of the black sheep. Just making information about the colleges and institutions available on their web sites and making them liable for incorrect or misleading information on their web sites and advertisements would have introduced a self-corrective mechanism.
It still saddens me that we as a society seem bent on creating more institutions of "excellence" rather than taking simple steps to improve education for most if not all. Although these articles were written in 2003-4 period, nothing seems different now(2009).
The changing face of the software industry, 3 February, 2003
Implementing IT on a Shoestring Budget, April 7, 2003
The Third Innovation of Michael Robertson, 7th July, 2003
Never Too Old to Program, 25 August 2003
Why Indian companies should sponsor Open Source projects,19 July, 2004
Help! Education Drowning, 26 July, 2004
Chasing a product dream, 9 November, 2004
IT's impact on education, 24 January, 2005
Education Beyond Computers, February 2003
Education - An Opportunity for Goa, March 2003
Using IT to Improve Education System, May 2003
Do SysAdmins Grow on Trees?, June 2003
Choice in Exam Hazardous for Students, September 2003
Quality of IT Education - Where do we begin?, September 2003
When Life Serves You Lemons, Make Lemonade, October 2003
Education Agenda - Goa Can Take the Lead, April 2004
Learning from an Alternate Role Model, Gomantak Times, 13 December, 2002
Education Beyond Computers, Herald, 11 November, 2003 (printed in Digital Goa earlier)
A Potential Paradise for Education, Herald, 12 November, 2003
Grades versus Marks: What's the Difference?, Herald, 23 Nov, 2003
Education at Crossroads, Herald, Dec, 2003
Farewell To Education Jan 2006. Teacher Plus published a shorter/tighter version in June 2007.