Time to work on education

In my last post I promised to share some ideas on how the plight of the unemployed might be addressed, emphasising that education and skills training can play a vital role in easing this rapidly escalating problem.  The urgency of our need to find solutions cannot be overstated, particularly in light of the recent explosion in violence against women. Read ... Read More »

What Higher Education Can Learn From Summer Camps

Predicting the future is a fool’s game. But it’s a game that remains irresistible – and necessary – if we are to prepare for what lies ahead. The American higher educational system has proven to be remarkably adaptable and resilient. As we’ve recently learned in the case of Sweet Briar, it’s awfully hard to close a college. The value of an institution – ... Read More »

Karnataka II PUC results 2017 declared, check them here

Karnataka’s Pre-University Examination Board on Thursday declared the second year pre-university or Class 12 results on its official website. The exams were conducted from March 9 to March 27. Candidates who had appeared for the examination can check their results here. Key in your registration number and submit. A total of 6,84,247 students appeared for the exam. About 10 lakh ... Read More »

NEET 2017 paper leak: Racket kingpin arrested in Delhi

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in leaking this year’s NEET question paper. Now, a man alleged to be the kingpin of the racket was arrested yesterday from New Delhi. NEET 2017 paper leak: Racket kingpin arrested The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in ... Read More »

NEET 2016 Question Papers

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 is one of the most crucial competitive exams of the year. May 7 is the date that it is held this year and lakhs of students have registered to appear in it. What makes it so competitive is because, since 2016, it is the single entrance exam for medical. The government had ... Read More »

Startup Knewton Creates Individualized Education Tools

Today’s teachers face a number of huge challenges. One of the most prevalent is that of personalized education. For overworked educators with overcrowded classrooms, creating assignments that work for each individual student’s skill level and learning style is next to impossible. But one-size-fits-all curriculum rarely works out for the majority of students in a classroom either. That’s the conundrum that ... Read More »

Maharashtra government directs students aged 18 and above to register for voting

Educational institutions under Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences University have been directed by the Maharashtra government to ensure that all the students who have attained 18 years of age enroll in the voters’ list. Students aged 18 and above should register for voting: Maharashtra government         Educational institutions under Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences University have been directed by ... Read More »

Industry consultation in engineering colleges: Useless idea from AICTE

The employability of engineering graduates in India has been a matter of concern for the last several decades. Many reports have stated that only 20-25% of the graduates are employable in industry. A recent report has mentioned that only 5% of computer science and information technology graduates (a majority of our engineers are in these disciplines) have any reasonable programming ... Read More »

Federal education role shouldn’t be reduced

President Donald Trump has ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the federal government’s role in education. Trump signed an executive order on education Wednesday as he participated in a federalism event with governors at the White House. The executive order is aimed at decreasing the role of the federal government in education while giving states and local school districts ... Read More »

Trump starts review of federal ‘overreach’ in education

Washington (CNN)In a move meant to follow through on promises he made to conservatives during the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to rein in federal control of education in the United States. The order, which Trump signed while flanked by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, ... Read More »