Education

By GovernanceToday
In Education
May 7th, 2015
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Tell us about the inception of Ghaziabad Public School. Our institution was established in 1984 with a single room and six students. In the year 1992 and 1994 we got affiliation for class 10th and 12th and since then with the guidance of our Directors Mr and Ms Yadav we are smoothly sailing forward. We have started two more branches in Delhi NCR and there are plans to ...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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The emphasis being laid on school education by the government has resulted in a great rise in demand for qualified teachers, across country. The rise in demand has also been aided by the parallel rise of the private school network. In turn, this has resulted in a massive increase in students’ interest in teachers’ degrees such as B.Ed. and Basic Teaching Certificate (B...
By Ramesh Raja
In Education
May 7th, 2015
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How do you look at the current status of RTE? Do you see the fruits of this Act reaching out to the disadvantaged section of the society? Given that majority of the poor children attend government schools – and given that government schools are yet to conform to the RTE requirements in terms of facilities/ number of teachers/ overall study environment (including ...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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India is a country which has the best and the worst of education. On the one hand, you have scientists, engineers, bureaucrats, philosophers, social activists and the crème de la crème of the society, and on the other, you find rag pickers, beggars, child labourers, children doing everything they are not supposed to do. This is the side of India that no one wants to se...
By Sagarika Ranjan
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May 7th, 2015
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The system needs to be pro-poor. For the rich, there will always be plenty of options. But for the poor, the system will have to think more seriously. It was a sheer vision born out of personal adversity that the nation is proud of today. In a scenario where the country’s education system is facing innumerable challenges, this one man army has been sieving out gems, sh...
By Sagarika Ranjan
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May 7th, 2015
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Ambiguous RTE, ghost teachers, meager GDP allocation and shifting responsibilities on distribution of funds are the achievements of our age-old education system. A visit to government schools in rural India reveals the rot. Carefully wading through the dung cakes, horned cattle and muddy puddles, I made my way into an open area. Dotted with trees, the area had some wel...
By Ritika Bisht
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May 7th, 2015
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The number of educational institutions has increased manifold in the country but the standard of education has failed to improve learning skills among majority of students. Last year, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) report revealed the status of education in India. As per this report, enrolment in elementary education is almost 100 percent. However, when i...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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Seventeen years I have crawled through guilt, shame, discrimination and social cohesion,” laments Reena who now is mostly confined to her home if not in school. She has it all – a tri-cycle from the government, school books, mid-day meal and shoes, though of no use to her. There is a divide, a painful divide amongst us. It’s everywhere! It has been given the euphemisti...
By Ritika Bisht
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May 7th, 2015
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Tushar Srivastava, a 13 year old boy, a student of eighth standard, lives with his family which dreams of seeing him getting admission into one of the top IITs. However, Tushar loves photography, painting and dreams of getting into a fine arts college. Parents have spent money for tuitions so that he finishes with top grades in all the subjects. But, Tushar manages to ...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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Higher education in India is regulated by almost 13 regulatory bodies, include University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). These regulatory bodies are supposed to coordinate university education, decide and maintain education standards, monitor development and also direct the central and state government on how to improve u...