Event Title

Redefining India's Elite: The Daly College Experience

Location

Diamond 123

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:15 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

The Daly College in Indore, India has withstood the test of time and through this period of rapid development and transformations has maintained its reputation as one of the most prestigious elite schools in India. The Daly College was established in 1882 as a private institution to provide the princedoms of Central India with a British education. While it began as a school for Indian rulers, it continues to serve as a source of exclusive education for the Indian elite. We want to explore how Daly College was able to sustain its elite status in the midst of such dramatic change. We believe that Daly College can serve as a case study in our examination of elite schools. Through an in-depth analysis, we look to answer the bigger question of how education is valued in India, as well as unpack the definition of an elite institution in the local context, especially given Indias position in the global economy as well as its history and heritage. Ultimately, we hope this research will illuminate how Daly College is able to maintain its elite status and balance its vision of traditional values as espoused in its motto Knowledge is power while developing well-rounded global citizens.

Faculty Sponsor

Adam Howard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Education Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

318

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Redefining India's Elite: The Daly College Experience

Diamond 123

The Daly College in Indore, India has withstood the test of time and through this period of rapid development and transformations has maintained its reputation as one of the most prestigious elite schools in India. The Daly College was established in 1882 as a private institution to provide the princedoms of Central India with a British education. While it began as a school for Indian rulers, it continues to serve as a source of exclusive education for the Indian elite. We want to explore how Daly College was able to sustain its elite status in the midst of such dramatic change. We believe that Daly College can serve as a case study in our examination of elite schools. Through an in-depth analysis, we look to answer the bigger question of how education is valued in India, as well as unpack the definition of an elite institution in the local context, especially given Indias position in the global economy as well as its history and heritage. Ultimately, we hope this research will illuminate how Daly College is able to maintain its elite status and balance its vision of traditional values as espoused in its motto Knowledge is power while developing well-rounded global citizens.

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