The fee waiver will be effective only if it comes along with other measures – investing in government schools and colleges, ensuring quality education and so on.
While the lack of safety is often cited as the reason for taking young girls out of school, questioning what that ‘safety’ means reveals patriarchal prejudices.
As no specific minimum budget per student for providing mental health resources has been set down, universities decide how much to allocate, which in many cases, can be nothing at all.
The girls’ father alleged that when he went to the school to lodge a complaint against the teacher, the principal threatened him for not paying the money.
The true professor begins to exist only when we have freed her from all quantifiable evidence, from everything that can equally be manipulated and falsified.
“Most members present were not allowed give their opinions on any of the agenda items and these were summarily announced as passed by the VC,” the teachers’ association has said in a statement.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
After independence, English alone was seen as the language of knowledge; and easier prospects of employment drove the entire primary school education system inexorably to the learning of English.
What you learn should not be tied to disciplines; learning should involve coming up with an original thesis, how to defend that insight, how to imagine the counter-argument, how to assess the implications and significance of what is being proposed.
It is important for parents to know that the IITs are not the only places worth studying in – and any time someone in the top 1,000 ranks decides to study outside the IIT system, it strengthens that message.
While the transformation is gradual, Delhi’s government schools have come a long way in improving their infrastructure and quality of education.
“What is the issue with making Aadhar compulsory? Only the rich seem to be complaining about it,” the TISS director said.
How does learning happen? How can we make it happen? These are the questions we need to resolve, instead of looking at the child and the child’s family as the problem.
India’s remaining competent in both domestic and global markets is hinged on building a society upon the four pillars of technology, institutions, infrastructure and incentives.
The TISS administration had issued a circular on May 26 making it mandatory for all students to submit Aadhaar cards to continue their courses.
Class 12 toppers from last year and this year show similarities that point to a disturbing pattern in Bihar’s education system.
Vinod Dua talks about the recent update in the Babri Masjid demolition case and the status of higher education in India.
Disha, whose posters were used as visuals in a Republic TV news piece covering pro-ISIS slogans in DU has demanded an apology for the defamation.
The state education department has stopped publishing textbooks and providing exam papers in Urdu, and no new posts for Urdu teachers are being advertised.
Instead of working with the strengths of the students so that they can become the best citizen or employee they can be, we have a system that reduces students to a simple hierarchical order.
There is a critical need for revision of the current methodology of the National Institutional Ranking Framework that ranks better funded higher education institutions above the high performing ones just because they are small.
The Common Law Admission Test is riddled with badly designed, erroneous questions, many of which have more than one correct answer.
NCERT history textbooks to also be selectively revised under the guise of ‘review’.
Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.
Students and alumni have alleged that this is the latest attempt of the director general K.G. Suresh, who is associated with the Sangh, to promote the Hindutva agenda in the institute.
Students of public universities in Delhi explain the difficulties they face in attending lectures and writing exams that are primarily conducted in English.
Schools in remote areas like Surpur often run without close departmental supervision, making teachers in these schools answerable only to their conscience.
In a freewheeling conversation with Siddharth Varadarajan, the celebrated historian discusses the place of nationalism in contemporary Indian politics, the role of the media and of the public intellectual
The discipline of humanities is facing threats from state-controlled powers across the world. But a bigger danger may be the refusal of academics to allow dissidence within the discipline.
What worked earlier may not work now, what works today may prove unsuitable tomorrow. Art educators need to see themselves as learners on a shared journey so that they can create humane spaces for students to explore their diverse potential and relate to the world around them. At […]
The meeting was successfully stalled as teachers and students refused to pass incorrect minutes, which would have ensured the UGC’s discriminatory admission policy was approved by the academic council.
The lack of policy implementation, diversion of funds and the failure of monitoring mechanisms are some of the causes.
A large number of economically disadvantaged people appear to have missed a chance to benefit from a provision in the Right to Education policy.
No evidence has emerged so far to suggest the vandalising of Prof Buddha Singh’s car was politically motivated, as he and the RSS have alleged.
Eight US states allow firearms to be carried on campus; Arkansas is set to join them in September 2017. In 24 others, each college can decide whether to allow firearms on its premises.
After the brutal assault on the professor, he was promptly arrested by the local police and an FIR filed against him.
The course is being taught at the university’s ‘Cheena Bhavan’, which has been worked towards creating awareness about Chinese culture in India since 1937.
KCR appears to have reneged on key promises made to Osmania students, who played a key role in the Telangana movement.
Granting autonomy to colleges will ensure that the public good that is higher education, will become a private business.
The restrictions on the right to association, representation and non-violent agitation must be removed.