Saturday, April 4, 2020

Education

Boards Galore : Leading to Non-Standardisation of Education?

Education touches every citizen’s life. It deeply impacts upon everything a person does and on a citizens’ general sense of well-being. Lying in the concurrent list of the Constitution of India, education was enlisted as such under List III...

Higher Education ill -Equipped to Cater to National Requirements

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, there was no Indian university in top 275. In the top 400 universities, India had four universities. Compared to this, China has two universities in top 50 and twelve in...

School Education Done in by a Derelict State

In the 2009 round of the triennial test of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests the 15-year-old school students’ scholastic performance in math, science and reading, India finished second, from the bottom. It managed to beat...

Greater Attention Required for Educational Capacity Building

How do you look at India’s education sector, particularly the higher education? Education is the most significant tool of change and progress of a nation, be it social, economic, cultural or political. It is the key to capacity building and...

Need for Skill Based Education

Given the sheer size of her 480 million plus workforce, India can be the driving force behind a global skills-based economy. The one challenge that is repeatedly tabled at every industry/employer forum is the acute shortage of skilled workers...

Tough Measures Required to Rein in Absenting Teachers

In what may be called a record of sort for staff absenteeism in India, a Madhya Pradesh school teacher was recently found to be absent for 23 years of her 24-year career. Sangeeta Kashyap was recruited as a biology...

Emerging Vistas in Online Education

A Massive Open Online Course popularly known as MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participants who will have open access via internet. Along with formal course materials such as videos, readings, and problem  sets, MOOCs provide interactive...

Should We Board the Board?

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani recently conceded that the feedback she has received says that Class X board exams were better. On doing away with board exams, the Minister, in an interview to a national daily, said,...

Grading Students A Step In Right Direction

With more students migrating to various states outside their homes for higher education, it’s a tedious task to evaluate the academic quality of a migrating candidate as each university has its own manner of assessing students. Aplenty of grades,...

Vocational Education In the Spotlight Now!

The highly acclaimed modern management thinker and celebrated author Stephen Covey professes that one must ‘begin with the end in mind’. I think this has no better applicability than in the field of education. What is the purpose of...
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