Education

Education: Beyond the Learning Curve

Class action: Students in a Kolkata school (Photo: Subir Halder) The Journey So Far The K. Kasturirangan committee has submitted the Draft National Education Policy, 2019. The new education policy could come in November. Five public universities have been given the ‘Institution of Eminence (IoE)’ tag; five private varsities have received letters of intent for the same. [“source=indiatoday”] Read More »

This is how digital education is fixing education system in India?

This is how digital education is fixing education system in India? Technology keeps on advancing and it is becoming very essential in our lives. People make use of it every day to improve on the way they accomplish specific tasks, and this is making them look smarter. It is being used in various sectors for example, the way we use ... Read More »

Vandalism Spurs Investigation at the Department of Education

An investigation is underway at the Department of Education after an employee’s office was vandalized last week. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called on Federal Protective Services “for a comprehensive investigation” of “an incident involving an employee’s personal belongings on the third floor,” according to a statement from Department of Education spokesperson Angela Morabito. No one was injured and ... Read More »

PM lists space, education as new areas of cooperation with Bhutan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday outlined a new blueprint for cooperation between India and Bhutan, identifying space, education, and health as areas that would add a fresh dimension to ties dominated so far by cooperation in the hydel power sector. The Prime Minister invited more students to visit India for studies in traditional areas such as Buddhism and newer areas ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: National Education Policy will be finalised soon, says HRD minister

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2019, which aims to completely reform the education sector in India, will be finalised soon. In an exclusive interaction with Moneycontrol on the sidelines of the 57th convocation at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), said that they have engaged in deliberations over the ... Read More »

Education: RE-3 providing laptops

Morgan County RE-3 School District Superintendent Dr. James Hammack was excited to share that the district would have Chromebook laptops available for district students and most of the faculty for this upcoming school year. “It’s a very big step forward for our school district in being able to provide instruction that is centered around technology that effectively prepares our kids ... Read More »

Higher Education Grants to Minority Students Saw Significant Dip in Last 5 Years, Govt Data Reveals

New Delhi: In what is likely to impact the morale of students from minority communities pursuing higher education in the country, a data provided by the government shows there has been a significant decrease in the number of scholarships granted and in the number of students who have benefited from these grants in the last five years. The allocation of scholarships ... Read More »

Draft National Education Policy needs relook, say science academies

‘Outdated syllabi, dismal infrastructure, poorly trained teachers among major issues affecting school education’ The draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 may contain some well-conceived suggestions, but on the whole it has many drastic recommendations that would damage, rather than improve, the entire fabric of education system, said top scientific bodies in the country. In a document released early this week, ... Read More »

Kamal Haasan backs Suriya over draft education policy

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan (Photo: PTI) Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan on Tuesday extended support to actor Suriya and slammed the Tamil Nadu government and the Centre over the draft national educational policy. In a statement on Twitter, Kamal Haasan said he agreed with many points raised by Suriya regarding the draft educational ... Read More »

Budget 2019: Education sector gets ₹94,854 crore, research gets leg up

NEW DELHI: The union budget Friday allocated ₹94,853.64 crore for education sector in 2019-20, an increase of nearly₹10,000 crore of what 2018-19 budget estimates had pegged for the sector. While in 2018 budget estimate had pegged ₹85,010 crore, the revised budget had curtailed this number to ₹83,625.86 crore, the budget documents showed Friday. Of the total ₹94,853. 64 crore education budget, ₹56, 536.63 crore has been pegged for ... Read More »