Education

Shut Down Corrupt, Substandard Teacher Education Institutions: Draft Education Policy

The draft NEP report was prepared by the govt-appointed committee led by scientist K Kasturirangan. NEW DELHI:  The integrity and credibility of the teacher education system has unfortunately taken a great hit and witnessed a severe decline due to the thousands of “Teacher Education Institutions” that are solely commercial operations where little if any teacher education is taking place, says ... Read More »

States given full flexibility to impart education in languages they choose: Kasturirangan

How would you respond to the language row — the protests over imposition of Hindi? There is no language imposition and the States are given full flexibility to impart education in the languages that they choose. As far as the three-language formula is concerned, we assumed that every line in this paragraph would be read with respect to flexibility. Unfortunately, ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu’s success in education underlines empowering, assertive populism

Of the 860 institutions ranked, 182 institutions (accounting for 21 per cent) are from Tamil Nadu (TN). (Express Photo: Sahil Walia/ Representational) The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking for 2019 has just been released. This year, 860 higher education institutions are ranked, up from 445 in 2018. The NIRF ranking covers institutions from nine categories, such as overall, university, ... Read More »

‘Accidental activists’: Essex parents fight academy trust’s takeover of school

 Parents, pupils and teachers march through Waltham Abbey to protest at the takeover of Holy Cross school by Net Academies Trust. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian About 150 children and parents have marched to save their Essex school from being forcibly taken over by an academy trust, in one of the largest protests of its kind. Five- and six-year-olds waved placards ... Read More »

How Hard is JEE? Are The Facts True or Is It Just A Mind Game

Students who are aspiring to pursue a career in the field of engineering are often under the assumption that the JEE exam is one of the toughest exams to crack. Moreover, they feel that the exam gets harder every year. While the exam is a challenging and competitive one, it is not always true or right to say that JEE ... Read More »

We Need to Humanize Education More Than We Need to Personalize Learning

Over the last ten years, my privilege has allowed me to participate in a number of educational arenas. I’ve co-founded both a charter school and an education technology company, and I provide consulting and coaching support to schools and leaders related to personalized learning. In any given week, I’m actively engaged in trying to deepen my own knowledge, support the ... Read More »

Paypal enters India’s $215 B education market via online platforms

One of the world’s largest online payment companies, Paypal, is now integrating its services with Indian online education platforms. The US-based company has been active in India since 2008 in the cross-border payments business. In 2017, PayPal launched its domestic operations in India. In April last year, Paypal went live for consumers of (domestic) online retail in India. Today Paypal works ... Read More »

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: President Right to Call for Expanded Education Freedom

In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his commitment to expanding education freedom and empowering every student with opportunities to learn where and how works best. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the President’s remarks: “Too many American students are far too limited by the current education ‘system’ that assigns ... Read More »

Education: How to prepare young people for the future

According to the World Talent Report published by Switzerland-based IMD in November last year, Hong Kong lost the first place in Asia, getting beaten by Singapore. With the report stirring much public discussion, I wish to make two observations: Firstly, an ability to solve problems is the key. Hong Kong ranked 56th globally in the list of “total public expenditure ... Read More »

IFFCO Enables Our Youth to Prosper With Its Intuitive Job Portal

IFFCOYuva is a one-of-its-kind job portal in India, where you can look for the best jobs available online. The job portal aims to empower the youth in order to enable them to access useful job vacancies, especially for fresher’s. This is being done, so that their careers can prosper after they are able to find the right job by accessing ... Read More »