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.
A recent survey has revealed that tackling the lack of awareness on reservations among those entitled to it is critical to improve the policy.
Students may graduate with worthless degrees because the administration misrepresented its accreditation status. But the university is far from sympathetic about its students’ plight.
Hungarian students held protests when a bill was passed that restricted the functioning of the Soros-funded CEU; the commission has taken up the matter now.
Though China’s graduates with technical skills have attractive employment opportunities, the rest’s education leaves them unprepared for available jobs.
The hope is that that the ‘quota’ part will remain very small and eventually go away, and that IITs will implement other ways to attract talent, including changes to the JEE.
An anti-immigrant rhetoric and a possible lack of jobs, along with steeper visa fees are scaring off Indian students from applying to US universities.
Several students have suffered serious injuries and a lot of them are under police detention.
Meghshala creates engaging lessons adhering to the national syllabus, uploads them into the cloud and has teachers invoke them in classrooms using tablets and handheld projectors.
Private schools are flouting guidelines and charging students from economically weak families money for books, uniforms and mid-day meals.
India will soon have the largest economy in the world. A way for Australia to benefit is to collaborate with universities.
The 19-year-old became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ education after being shot in Pakistan’s Swat valley in 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education.
Students are unhappy with the state’s decision to close down government-funded private hostels and give them a stipend for housing and food instead.
Slow teaching is not about lowering standards. Rather, it is about reducing professors’ distractedness so that they can focus on students and subjects.
While the Right to Education Act focuses on educational inputs – infrastructure, teachers, books – attention also needs to be paid to assessing learning outcomes.
The obstacles that students from low-income groups face in obtaining a college degree hollows out the argument about higher education being a ‘great equaliser’.
If the NIRF ranking was not an exercise in chest-thumping, it would not attempt to condense all the information available on a university in just one number.
The censored event, Mukhatib, got converted to a space of silent protest, vibrant discussion, songs and poetry.
The apex court upheld a lower court ruling terminating the services of thousands of teachers recruited by the state government by a policy not compliant with the Right to Education Act. New Delhi: As many as 10,323 school teachers across Tripura run the risk of losing their jobs after the Supreme Court […]
Biometric attendance machines will also be installed for daily attendance at all the hostels in Kota which will be made accessible to parents, hostel wardens and officials of the association through mobile message.
If our research halls become empty, if no young mind comes to us to discuss books and ideas, the job that we do as teachers in a research university loses its charm and meaning.