IIT Kharagpur had suspended Kumar for “misconduct” in May 2011, the same year the Supreme Court had praised him as an “unsung hero” for his efforts to reform the IIT JEE.
The study claims in the last 100 years, not much has been done for the translation of the ordinances and Acts of central universities in Indian languages.
By instituting a top-down assessment scheme without concomitant support on the ground, the UGC conducted an experiment that was doomed to fail – and now threatens to take a good idea down with it.
Why should we expect teachers at colleges with second-class facilities – if that – to perform research and publish so that they can be good teachers?
The HRD minister’s decision to ‘let teachers teach’ doesn’t come from concern for teachers’ and students’ welfare; it is only another way to cut government spending on higher education.
The HRD ministry will file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error.
The need for foreign faculty is limited to select teaching-cum-research institutions which employ a minuscule number of the total faculty members in the higher education sector.
To say that teaching is for college teachers and research is for university teachers is to question the basis of higher education, where teaching and research should coexist.
The dilution of the clause will allow states the right to hold back students in classes V-VIII if they fail in their year-end exam.
India is a Hindu Rashtra, according to the ‘syllabus’ for an exam that 9000 schools will administer, and Vivekananda spoke in Chicago as a representative of ‘Hindutva’, not Hinduism.
Defending our borders is important; defending our freedoms is equally important. And that is what a university is for.
The research requirement in the API for college teachers was a travesty. All that it achieved was a proliferation of fake journals for college teachers to publish in.
‘A significant fraction of children who drop out may be those who refuse to compromise with non-comprehension. They are potentially superior to those who just memorise and do well in examinations, without comprehending very much!’
More students are seeking loans because of the rising costs of education, especially since many more of them attend expensive private institutions than before.
Despite the poverty, hunger and trauma that our previous generations had faced, luminaries like Yash Pal dedicated their lives to building a new nation.
The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, the 20-hour ‘free’ Aadhar-linked digital literacy certification course, has strict identification monitoring but fails on course delivery.
An initiative in Madhya Pradesh is helping tribal children become better learners in school and reconnecting them with their indigenous culture.
“If people feel it is difficult to sing the song in Bengali or in Sanskrit, steps can be taken to translate the song in Tamil,” the judge said.
M. Jagadesh Kumar will do greater service to JNU if he creates a new department for the study of war and peace rather than promoting jingoism.
In a five-page list of recommendations, the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, headed by Batra, has demanded a host of changes.
“We will create a situation where people will love the nation. And if they don’t, we will force them to love it,” the head of Veterans India has said.
To create enlightened citizens, education cannot involve forced discipline. Instead, it must encourage critical consciousness, responsible freedom and creative awakening.
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
The elements of military school training the PMO wants introduced in regular schools include discipline, physical training and ‘patriotic sentiments’.
The book also mentions Maharana Pratap as the only “national element” who didn’t sell himself to Akbar.
Pre-primary schools in Maharashtra currently do not fall under the purview of any regulatory body, with even the total number of such institutions in the state remaining unknown.
Teachers and critics called it a move to avoid raising “generations who ask questions”, while the government argued evolution was “above the students’ level” of comprehension.
A common entrance test forces a linear ranking among students who have widely different skills and is thus unfair to those who have studied in state boards.
Research isn’t just about producing papers but also about letting people visualise and experience the complex story and impact behind it, and art can help.
The challenges faced by English medium students in rural areas go way beyond the quality of teachers.
Somehow commonly-held views about the benefits of a college degree remain in vogue in India even though reports have drawn attention to the low levels of employability of college graduates.
Even when princesses lead, they speak less than their male counterparts, let emotion interfere with their rationality and have to choose between romantic domesticity and success in the public sphere.
College Professor Asim Auti recounts his experiences and approaches in the classroom and decodes his growth as an instructor.
Unable to clear the class 10 board exams after being made to appear as part of correspondence programmes, most students now have no remedial options.
In a trend that can be observed across the continent, Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hot spots of Christian higher education growth worldwide.
The Supreme Court had earlier termed excluding students on the basis of colour blindness “regressive”, and the matter is scheduled for hearing tomorrow.
A new study says that if children who gain most from attending preschool were trained to better use their inherent numerical abilities, it will help them understand concepts better later.
Although it set up India’s first inter-campus network, ERNET’s biggest success was in having trained a generation of individuals skilled in data networking.
Erdogan’s conservative AKP has doubled religion class hours, removed evolutionary theory from classrooms and shut down universities in his bid to raise a “pious generation”.
Over 5 lakh scholarships remained unpaid for over a year and yet no one raise a hue and cry. After Kejriwal has raised the issue, the chief secretary’s report is awaited.