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Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX, and Professor, MIT

“Shail Kumar presents a compelling, comprehensive vision for transforming India's higher education system. I am particularly pleased to see his discussion about the key role that technology, MOOCs, and online learning will play in building India's new Golden Age.”

Richard C. Atkinson, President Emeritus, University of California

"A superb job. You have hit on all the right points and have done so in a very effective way. Congratulations.”

Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto

“Bold, timely, and solutions-oriented book on transforming India.”

Subhamoy Das, PhD, University of Texas, Austin, and B.Tech, IIT

“I will go home to build this Golden India if there are concrete steps taken in [the book’s] direction. This book has revitalized my passion and I'm optimistic about our country's future!”

R. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Tata Sons Limited

“Shail Kumar has assembled a powerful and persuasive book on the need to fix, as well as how to fix, the deterioration in higher education in India. I commend his book to avid and interested readers, but more to committed and doing sorts of people.”

Sudhir Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar

“Every vice chancellor/ director should be reading this new book on Indian higher education.”

Suma Jaini, PhD, Boston University, and M. Tech and B.Tech, IIT

“Very inspiring examples of the change we all wish to see. Pick up this book and see yourself how you can contribute to this must needed transformation of India.”

Arjun Malhotra, Co-Founder, HCL Technologies, TechSpan/Headstrong, and SPICMACAY

"Building Golden India is a must read for those who care about India and its future. Shail Kumar has written a captivating book about how fixing India’s higher education system can address many of its largest problems and enable its people to achieve their full potential.”

Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor (Emeritus), Stanford University, Padma Bhushan awardee, and winner of the Marconi Prize and IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

“Shail Kumar has put together a commendable treatise on India’s higher education system that offers insightful analysis of current challenges and dilemmas, describes benchmarks for excellence and makes pragmatic suggestions for reforms. An inspiring book and a great read to everyone who dreams of a better India.”

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“A groundbreaking book” — Rob Chandra


“Overall I rate the book to be excellent and must read” — Chitta R. Baral


“Loving the book” — Umesh


“What I like about this book is the story-telling approach with the facts and figures.” — Abhishek Sharma


“very well-written and easy to understand with a very strong message” — Trish


“His thoughts are profound, yet are honest and down to earth.” — Himanshu S. Baral


“really thought provoking and inspirational” — Amazon Customer


“Shail makes his thesis for building golden india in a methodical and well thought through way” —Jayant Ramchandani


“Excellent” — ShailabhK


“Shail Kumar not only describes the problems and also provides splendid solutions.” — Rana


“a bold recipe of what can be attempted to revolutionize India's higher education system” — Narayanan K


“Must read for every young Indian!” — Gourab


“Excellent book! Strongly recommended!!” — Dr. Jeremy Levy


“A great book and must read for everyone who cares about India and its future !!” — Raj Shekhar Singh


“A great read. Enjoyed every bit of it.” — Tushar Sharma


“Go buy it today.” — Rishabh Jain

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