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Posted at: Sep 14, 2017, 12:38 AM; last updated: Sep 14, 2017, 12:38 AM (IST)LAHORE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1917

English University Life.

MR. J.N. Misra lecturing at Lucknow on University life in Oxford and Cambridge referred to the simplicity of life and high academic spirit that prevailed there. Referring to well-known professors and scientists, he said: "The simplicity of these great men impresses one enormously. They have given up their entire life to the cause of learning and scholarships. Study has become intensified with their life. Society, amusement frivolity, and gaiety find no place in their time tables; these people have created an atmosphere of education around them and in the University you can breathe freely of it if you care to do so." He mentioned this because it was lacking in Indian Universities. It was a pleasant aspect that those Universities had not yet been commercialised, and though there was a certain amount of technical training, the degrees had no commercial value.

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