Preschools are ubiquitous in India’s villages, shows a comprehensive new survey that watched 14,000 children over 5 years. But the benefits they bring are often dependent on factors such as the quality of early education, child’s gender and education level of mother.
On October 15, hours after he had got into a late-night scuffle with ABVP members campaigning for the hostel elections, Najeeb Ahmed, 27, a first-year MSc student of Biotechnology, had gone missing from his Room No. 106 in JNU’s Mahi-Mandvi hostel.
18 states believe the Centre should do away with the RTE’s no-detention provision, and a panel on new education policy suggests it should end at Class VI, even though governments cite falling learning outcomes
Uma Vishnu travels to the district and finds that it’s slowly changing — ask the father who sends his three daughters out to study, the girl who is determined she won’t drop out, the education officer who is beaming at this year’s Class X pass percentage of 92%
JNU, with its brick-red buildings and scruffy Aravalli vegetation, its hostels and dhabas has always been a place for critical ideas, where the dominant ideologies of caste, class and gender are be challenged.
2015 was the year of migrants. To mark 2016, The Sunday Express tracks 16 people who moved home in 2015, some of them in public glare, some just a footnote in India’s internal migrants story, to begin new lives.
A 28-year-old woman from a village in Andhra Pradesh ends up in Delhi’s red-light area. The Road gives her a new name, work and a place to stay, but takes away her child. She is now fighting to get her daughter back.
An investigation by The Indian Express and several interviews with key players — professors, students and administrators at IITs — shows most of the students who were expelled were from reserved categories.