Teaching students how to give exams does little to help solve the larger problem of education in India.
Educational institutes adopting practices from the corporate and industrial worlds to measure accountability is a serious problem. It’s worth considering why our education system makes us feel and behave like criminals.
The state’s ministry of education and department of education are sparring over who appointed the committee and selected the experts who shortlisted the books with objectionable content.
Prof. Rekha Singhal, a senior faculty member at IIFM Bhopal, on her journey so far and how Indian families could be stifling scientific thinking in girls.
Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil alleged that the government was promoting the “agenda” of the RSS as “majority of books are based on the mythology and religion, and not history”.
The proposal, which is at an advanced stage, is aimed at ensuring only competent students get to study medicine in foreign universities.
The enemies of the nation at JNU are not the students who organise meetings to discuss contentious issues; it is the administrators who want to rob India of one more good institution by grinding it into the dust.
The state has in comparison set aside a total of Rs 3.25 lakh for books on Mahatma Gandhi.
As India’s mental health continues on a downward slope, small initiatives like teaching happiness could go a long way.
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Nine months after launching a new anonymous reporting system, staff and students have come forward in big numbers.
Since the beginning of 2018, over 7,000 students of JNU have collectively boycotted compulsory attendance. Teachers too are refusing to mark attendance.
An RTI petition revealed that people in charge of institutions like UGC and NAAC were awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the very same public universities they were in charge of.
A majority of the indigenous community remains illiterate and cannot keep pace with the fast development taking place in Bangladesh.
Chandramohan, 23 when he was arrested for his coursework at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda, said he gave up waiting for justice.
ISRO is a homegrown Indian success story often literally pushing against the edges of our universe, inspiring millions of people. But there’s room for it to do more.
Budget 2018 might speak of the health of the rural education system, but with a student teacher ratio of 150:1, this primary school in UP will need more than just a boost.
The finance minister has relied on grandiose announcements without making efforts to address the fundamental concerns of public education.
That education is mentioned as a priority area is an improvement, as far as signals go. However, the averments are not matched by a commensurate allocation of resources.
“The administration must answer the question about how such lethal weapons are easily available on campus.”
In 2017, a total of 1,275 women received offers from the world-famous institution, compared with 1,165 men.
In a case of political censorship, students on campus were unable to access news outlets like The Wire and NDTV on the JNU wi-fi network for two days.
Reports are circulating that Turkish police came to Pakistan and took several PakTurk teachers back on a chartered plane.
The recent diktat by IIT-Bombay on separate plates for non-vegetarian students should be seen as a subtle move to revive the caste system in its essential features.
If the minister’s pen, with RSS support, blots the page of textbooks, the Indian child will be at even greater risk of learning nothing in school than she already is.
‘Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man,’ he said.
In ‘New Wealth of Nations’, Surjit Bhalla offers compelling support for education as the foundation of individual, national and global advance. But is this the only way to reduce inequality?
Merely increasing enrolment will not lead to the development of elementary skills that education is supposed to provide.
Kaneenika Sinha studies questions about distribution patterns of special numbers like prime numbers.
At the onset of winters, the UP government had announced that children attending government primary and upper primary schools would be given winter uniforms for free. That promise remains unfulfilled in much of the state.
Dalit-Bahujan issues, earlier rejected even within the liberal political space, are now at the centre of political discourse.
Out of the 642 faculty members across 13 IIMs, only four belong to Scheduled Castes and a solitary faculty member belongs to a Scheduled Tribe.
Faculty members have alleged that vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar has been flouting norms to get candidates close to the Sangh parivar appointed, in the process putting the quality of education in jeopardy.
Set up in 1994, Shah Waliullah library in Old Delhi provides free education to those in need. The Wire speaks with two students who are grateful for the library’s support.
According to the Global IIM Alumni Network, the attempts they made to convince the board and director of IIM Ahmedabad to implement reservations in their doctoral programme went unheeded.
The Annual Status of Education Report for 2017 has surveyed how much 14-18 year olds in rural areas are learning in school.
While the RTE Act makes education a fundamental right for every child between six and 14 years of age, it does not include any penal provisions in case parents or teachers do not adhere to its provisions.
The agitating students are demanding immediate revocation of the bill, which had been passed in the West Bengal assembly last year.
On January 4, hundreds of ABVP activists had created a ruckus outside the St Mary’s PG College in Vidisha after being denied entry into the premises.
Whatever the reasoning behind JNU’s decision to diversify into engineering and management, it seems about time.