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  • First day at school delayed for 140 mn children globally: UNICEF

    First day at school delayed for 140 mn children globally: UNICEF

    For an estimated eight million of these students, the wait for their first day of in-person learning has been over a year and counting, as they live in places where schools have been closed throughout the pandemic.

    August 27, 2021
  • Student’s death lays bare the online class glitch in Odisha

    Student’s death lays bare the online class glitch in Odisha

    Reports of students leaving home to outdoors for gaining net access for attending online classes continue to trickle in from various parts of the State. The students of rural areas in the majority of villages are the worst-hit as their localities are bereft of a 4G network for hassle-free internet surfing.

    August 19, 2021
  • Gram panchayat libraries to be turned into digital classrooms in Karnataka

    Gram panchayat libraries to be turned into digital classrooms in Karnataka

    It is being planned to utilise 5,766 Gram Panchayat libraries across the state by installing devices for educational purposes. Those children who cannot afford to have mobiles or television to attend classes could be included by this measure.

    July 13, 2021
  • Education today needs more funds, not less

    Education today needs more funds, not less

    The new National Education Policy (NEP) launched in the second half of 2020 aims at overhauling India’s education system, but the prevailing pandemic situation has turned the academic calendar topsy-turvy. It is time to review how far the NEP can be made relevant to the new normal in education.

    February 5, 2021
  • Plagued education

    Plagued education

    School safety and educational continuity require a dynamic, continuous process initiated by the government involving teachers, students, parents, and local community. For the damage caused to public education due to the pandemic, we need sustained and well-formulated fire-fighting

    November 16, 2020
  • Offline in the Online era

    Offline in the Online era

    Despite the fact that the world is contracting geographically and digitally, we have actually become more distanced from one another instead of coming closer. Faster transportation, faster communications, abundant knowledge and better creature comforts have not translated to better interpersonal relationships. So, despite being close to one another physically, people are no longer close to …

    June 18, 2018