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  • Tender dreams shattered

    Tender dreams shattered

    Numbness gave way to pain as this minor girl, Neena (name changed) from an extremely remote area of Himachal Pradesh tried to come to terms with reality, sitting beside the bed of her twin sister, who is under treatment for depression and physical injury at state run Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) hospital here. Neena’s …

    February 23, 2017
  • Sebi to enlist resource persons to spread financial literacy

    Sebi to enlist resource persons to spread financial literacy

    Markets regulator Sebi has decided to empanel 'resource persons' to help spread financial literacy in select districts. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will empanel financial education resource persons (RPs) on part-time basis for various districts in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The individuals will be part …

    February 19, 2017
  • Sebi to enlist resource persons to spread financial literacy

    Sebi to enlist resource persons to spread financial literacy

    Markets regulator Sebi has decided to empanel 'resource persons' to help spread financial literacy in select districts. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will empanel financial education resource persons (RPs) on part-time basis for various districts in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The individuals will be part …

    February 19, 2017
  • Foreign degrees ~ Made in India!

    Foreign degrees ~ Made in India!

    The  Centre intends to allow foreign universities to open campuses in India. Though the government allows 100 per cent foreign investment in the higher education sector through the automatic, the granting of degrees by foreign institutions is not permitted as that authority rests with the universities established through central or state acts. However, several foreign …

    February 16, 2017
  • A definite transformation

    A definite transformation

    A 2015 report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Institute of Statistics mentions that 74 countries face an acute shortage of teachers. Nigeria tops the list and India falls second. The country needs about 3,70,000 new teachers to meet the demand for primary education and 3 million by 2030.  Given all these …

    February 13, 2017
  • More reforms with less resources

    More reforms with less resources

    India, the youngest country in the globe with 50 per cent of its population below 25, certainly needs an extra emphasis on education as a key pillar for economic development. Apropos, the listing of education amongst the nine pillars of the last year’s budget, have soared the public expectations for this sector. Delicately the budget …

    February 13, 2017
  • Redefinition of literacy

    Redefinition of literacy

    Bill Gates had envisaged that in today’s world of high technology, business would be conducted at the speed of thought. It is amazing how prophetic Mahatma Gandhi was when he said: “The ordinary meaning of education is a knowledge of letters – A peasant earns his bread honestly. He has ordinary knowledge of the world …

    February 12, 2017
  • Go digital to educate your kids

    Go digital to educate your kids

    Wondering about what is right for your children to watch on television? Confused about which programmes will nurture your child's imagination and harness their talents further? Why not go digital to impart education to your children? Here are some apps that are excellent tool for teaching children while having some fun. AppyStore: A comprehensive learning …

    January 30, 2017
  • Pedagogy post-60

    Pedagogy post-60

    The package of measures for college and university teachers of West Bengal has been generally welcomed. Chiefly, it entails the raising of the retirement age from 60 to 62 and  medical benefits. It is felt that longer years of service, together with higher pay and perks, will make  teaching at the level of  higher education …

    January 22, 2017
  • Come clean, Smriti

    Come clean, Smriti

    It  is difficult to determine what is more damning to the image of union minister Smriti Irani ~ doubts about her educational qualifications, or an official of Delhi University stating that the minister had issued directives not to respond to related queries. The Central Information Commission has administered a rap on the  minister’s knuckles by ordering …

    January 22, 2017
  • Come clean, Smriti

    Come clean, Smriti

    It  is difficult to determine what is more damning to the image of union minister Smriti Irani ~ doubts about her educational qualifications, or an official of Delhi University stating that the minister had issued directives not to respond to related queries. The Central Information Commission has administered a rap on the  minister’s knuckles by ordering …

    January 22, 2017
  • Education needs healing touch

    Education needs healing touch

    The aim of the political system in independent India should be the all-round development of the individual and society as projected in the vision of Mahatma Gandhi. It would be possible only by making basic education compulsory for all. The course curriculum should be meticulously designed with the aim to prepare a peaceful, prosperous and …

    January 16, 2017
  • Education needs healing touch

    Education needs healing touch

    The aim of the political system in independent India should be the all-round development of the individual and society as projected in the vision of Mahatma Gandhi. It would be possible only by making basic education compulsory for all. The course curriculum should be meticulously designed with the aim to prepare a peaceful, prosperous and …

    January 16, 2017
  • Older people care less about education while choosing partner

    Older people care less about education while choosing partner

    People dating online are more likely to date those with the same level of education as them, but they care less about an intellectual match as they get older, a new research found. The study showed that more educated people tend to care less about matching the same level of education as they get older. …

    January 15, 2017
  • Seminar on innovation in biomedical devices

    Seminar on innovation in biomedical devices

    Aiming to educate the people and cut the cost of the various medical procedures, the Chandigarh based Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Education Research (PGMIER) will be bringing together experts on’ Innovation in Biomedical Instrument and Devices together on a single platform. These experts will be discussing implementation of innovative and economical ideas to …

    January 6, 2017
  • A matter of importance

    A matter of importance

    A new trend has been observed in the job market demonstrating a steady rise in demand for more skills based job opportunities rather than qualification roles. This gradual shift suddenly accelerated over time as more and more organisations recognised the fact that the country is reeling under a huge gap between the skills an individual …

    January 5, 2017
  • Republic Day parade: Delhi’s tableau to display education sector

    Republic Day parade: Delhi’s tableau to display education sector

    After being left out for three consecutive years, Delhi’s tableau will finally return to Rajpath for Republic Day parade this year and the theme would be education, a source said. The model schools project, skill development centre, parent-teacher training programme and the mega parent-teacher meetings taken up by the AAP government are the prime enterprises …

    January 5, 2017