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EDUCATION NEWS

Online education must supplement, not replace, physical sites of learning

May 27, 2020 9:14 am

We have long ignored the vital role public educational institutions play as exemplary sites of social inclusion and relative equality. In Indian conditions, this role is arguably even more important than the scholastic role.

Punjab board begins delivery of 'sanitised' textbooks to block offices

May 14, 2020 12:08 pm

Challenge ahead: 1.60 crore free textbooks to be distributed among students from classes I to XII with social distancing

Prejudices about online courses, but healthy to lose some of those: Abhijit Banerjee

May 06, 2020 10:04 pm

With COVID-19 forcing educational institutions around the world to move to online classes, the Nobel laureate speaks to The Indian Express about why this shift is a “forced experience but a good one”.

Mumbai University announces interim vacations, plans exams after lockdown ends

April 01, 2020 11:42 am

Officials of the university plan to conduct exams soon after the lockdown ends, and begin the incoming academic year in June, as per its original schedule.

Watch: What makes gifted minds different?

March 01, 2020 3:50 pm

Sameena Manasawala says a gifted kid is not just one who answers all the questions in class, but also one who is shy, day-dreams a lot, or even someone with a learning difficulty.

Gifted children need to be nurtured and understood, say experts

February 27, 2020 10:33 am

Identification of a gifted child cannot be isolated from the fact that it comes with its set of challenges. And while the country's academia is designed to benefit those who lag a tad behind, there's nothing much done for the kid whose IQ is well beyond years.

Politician should be 'visionary', his degree doesn't have any meaning: UP jail minister to students

January 29, 2020 9:53 pm

He also criticised the "educated people" for taunting ministers over their educational qualification, saying they have created a different type of "bad atmosphere".

Important to educate young girls: Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh

December 16, 2019 10:16 am

In this inspiring video, Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh speaks on the need of education.

Not just JNU: How India's public universities becoming costlier hurts the most vulnerable

December 01, 2019 3:16 pm

The inequality in India’s education system gets a shot at redemption in the country’s public universities, which give students from different backgrounds a window to a more democratic future. As proposals of fee hike meet with protests, a look at how access to subsidised higher education has fuelled dreams and opened up opportunities for the disadvantaged

BJP has been effective in transmitting its version of Indian history to next generation of learners

November 16, 2019 11:58 am

Will the Congress government re-rewrite the history textbooks of Rajasthan, or is the Hindu nationalist version bound to prevail? And if one more version of India’s history is produced, in the context of the political narrative in India today, will it have any impact on the next generation of learners?

EDUCATION VIDEOS

New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

January 16, 2019 6:40 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category across all higher education institutions and universities from July 2019.

New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

January 16, 2019 5:55 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% quota for EWS in the general category across all higher education institutions from July 2019. He said it would not affect existing reservations for candidates.

Number of Indian students in the US doubled since 2012-13: News in Numbers

November 15, 2018 9:07 am

A study by the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange shows that the number of Indian students in the US has doubled in the last five years.

What is stopping women in India from accessing mobile phone: News in Numbers

September 12, 2018 2:39 pm

Apart from economic constraints, social barriers like the level of education, marital status and the lack of empowerment prevent women’s access to mobile technology in India, suggests a study by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Gender gap in higher education is reducing: News in Numbers

August 06, 2018 3:08 am

As more eligible Indians (18-23 years of age) sign up for higher education, it is important to note that the gender gap is also closing. A look at the Gross Enrolment Ratio in today’s #NewsInNumbers.

Vedic Heritage and Modern Education based on the principles of Arya Samaj.

July 30, 2018 10:42 am

Arya Kanya Gurukul in New Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi is taking a step towards a brighter future for young girls. The Gurukul with nearly 150 students is helping imbibe values that will enable then to be the custodians of India's rich heritage.

Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

July 28, 2018 5:20 am

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

What the Jio institute is expected to earn in its first year: News in Numbers

July 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Reliance’s Jio institute, recently declared an ‘Institute of Eminence,’ puts it at par with the likes of IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay, IISc and BITS . Here's a look at its earnings projection in today's News in Numbers. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Education should be used as tool for character building: Rajnath Singh

January 22, 2016 12:06 pm

Lucknow, Jan 22 (ANI): Addressing a convocation ceremony of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow on Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the purpose of education is not only to gain knowledge, but also to culturally groom oneself. He asserted that students should learn from Swami Vivekananda, who said that “character makes a man”.