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Monday, June 14, 2021

J S Rajput

The writer is former director NCERT and works in the education space

Of awards and a graceful government
Wed, May 20, 2020

The Modi government has been dignified in its reaction to the insinuation in the Pulitzer Prize citation.

Learning block
Sat, Aug 01, 2009

It may not be easy for most of us to recall how many reports Professor Yashpal has so far submitted to the government of India and other organisations.

Misplaced tokenism destroys
Wed, Apr 26, 2006

Where is the discussion on the crucial educational issues of the day?

Examine our exam system
Fri, Jul 01, 2005

The success rate in the Board examination results in the State of Uttar Pradesh was over 90 per cent this year as compared to just over 33 p...

Teaching tolerance, learning tolerance
Thu, Feb 24, 2005

Education has been termed as the Necessary Utopia. Every sector of human activity looks towards education to clear the hindrances and bottle...

Madam, madam, I’m secular, believe me!
Wed, Oct 27, 2004

Comrade Harkishen Singh Surjeet, in his now famous article in Peoples’ Democracy, laments that the former NCERT chief was not sacked b...

The new battle cry: detoxify!
Wed, Sep 29, 2004

A shrinking group of eminent thinkers, authors and progressives are aggrieved and angry. They thought they would be brought back at the spee...

Excellence is not exclusivity
Mon, Feb 02, 2004

It takes courage to face the truth. But for the man telling that truth, it calls for the ability to swim against the current, brave the scor...

The importance of taking notes
Thu, Sep 25, 2003

D R Karan Singh was to preside over a book release function and I had contributed one of the chapters of this book. I attend his lectures wh...

Rejection slips only? Not really
Fri, Aug 01, 2003

The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) stands for professionalism in school education planning and development. ...

Warning: Insensitive to kids
Tue, Feb 18, 2003

One of the most hare-brained schemes in recent times was almost put to work in Maharashtra. The State’s Board for Secondary Education w...

When Joshiji speaks…
Fri, Jan 10, 2003

A reference in the report ‘Friends celebrate united colours of birthday boy Joshi’ (IE, January 6), to my taking notes at a confer...

These are the values we cherish
Thu, Oct 10, 2002

The extended debate on school education spread over two years is over. The Supreme Court of India has given its elaborate verdict. The proce...

Questions of quality
Thu, Sep 07, 2000

No system degenerates in isolation. Nor do systems regenerate in isolation. Every process of reconstruction and revamping requires a throu...

Schools for Indians
Wed, Apr 12, 2000

A found post-Independence aspiration has been to evolve an indigenous systemof education. In 1947, there was a body of educationists, teac...