Digital Divide

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.

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.

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