Sukrita Baruah

Articles By Sukrita Baruah

Delhi University: After Maths mass failure, red flags in physics department

Pointing at “systemic failing” of students, by compiling data from the university’s results portal, students found that out of 279 first-year students in MSc Physics, 262 had failed either in theory examinations, internal testing or both in at least one subject.

Class divide: The crisis in education system

Job security and parity with permanent teachers — 22,000 guest teachers who have been protesting for two weeks now have made their demands loud and clear. But circumventing the teacher recruitment system and navigating the government-L-G tussle is a tall order.

How freedom fighters lent name to post-Partition refugee settlements

Malviya Nagar, Patel Nagar, Rajender Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Subhash Nagar — refugee settlements named after ‘heroes’ of the new nation — took the place of villages around the existing city.

Refers To Water Supply, Sewer Issues: Delhi CM’s letters to drive home poll campaign

While the content of these lakhs of letters was identical, the name of the child and the parent was customised, and each had Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s signature.

In the offing: Tablets, training for anganwadi workers

A set of recommendations was submitted by a sub-committee on pre-school education to the State Advisory Council (SAC) on Right to Education, and have been approved for implementation.

To curb dropout rate, attendance of EWS students to be tracked

Prior to this, there has been no mechanism to monitor how many of these admitted students are attending classes regularly or completing their education in these schools.

A job fair by Delhi Police aims to keep youth on right track

The programme was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in August 2017. According to Devesh Srivastava, Joint CP (southern range), the aim is to “reduce juvenile delinquency and channel energy of the youth from economically weaker backgrounds into the programme.

Delhi: Attendance of kids, and parents, could play a role in no-detention

Earlier this year, the no-detention policy of the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009, was amended through a parliamentary bill, stating that a child who fails a regular examination at the end of classes V and VIII will take a re-examination.

Delhi Cabinet says guest teachers can work till 60, L-G nod left

The services of 22,000 guest teachers — close to 40 per cent of the teaching strength of Delhi government schools — had been discontinued.

Reward for credible information on child labourers

In a July 2009 judgment, the Delhi High Court had formalised an action plan, submitted by the NCPCR, to make Delhi free of child labour.

After mass failure, students say re-evaluate for free

According to students, 35 out of 40 who had the Computational Fluid Dynamics course in their third semester failed the paper. They further claim that 150 out of 300 students failed the first semester Field Theory paper and 130 out of 300 failed the Measure and Integration paper.

New addition to nursery guidelines: Admission only for Delhi residents

The guidelines for admission to nursery, kindergarten and class I in these schools for the 2019-2020 session, issued on Wednesday, state: “Children residing in Delhi in the vicinity of the school shall be eligible to apply.”

Delhi Budget 2019: Coming soon – MBA in family business

Rs 10 crore has been dedicated to a new University of Applied Sciences, which plans to integrate 3-12 month-long modular programmes in various trades, and 1-2 year-long certificate and diploma courses with degree courses and postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses.

Delhi government goes back to school for budget

At 26%, lion’s share of budget allocation goes to education.

Explained: India’s National War Memorial

Nearly six decades after it was first proposed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial, sprawled over 40 acres at the India Gate complex in the heart of the national capital.

Explained: In Delhi schools, 33% mark still out of reach for many children

Where numbers do seem to indicate an improvement up to December 2018 is in the more basic parameter of ability of students in these classes to read grade-appropriate texts.

School funds misused for electoral gains: Parents’ body to MHRD

The Delhi Parents Association has written to the MHRD, Election Commission and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, complaining against the “misuse of SMC funds for party promotion and election campaign”.

Delhi: Meet the men who bring mobile libraries to your doorstep

One of them, Yogender Sharma (56), has been a librarian with one of DPL’s five mobile library buses — which take books to a hundred fixed points across the city every week — for over a year now.

Delhi: How Deputy Commissioner Mr Young gave Jangpura its name

Jangpura was called ‘Young-pura’ in documents as early as 1927.

Are benefits reaching kids? Survey of 1,000 anganwadis hopes to find out

Ten anganwadi projects in the east and northeast districts will be assessed to identify challenges in the government’s nutrition efforts under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), a central programme under which anganwadi centres operate.