Education

This 27-year-old’s startup is merging design education with practical skills to create social impact in Indian villages

Back in 2014, when Vinay Varanasi was in his fifth year of architecture at MS Ramiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, he got an opportunity to work with a professional architect. As part of his internship, Vinay was asked to work on and carry along some drawings while meeting contractors for deals, with his mentor assuming […]

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Higher Education’s Enemy Within

American higher education seems to be in a permanent state of crisis. Almost monthly, a federal court has occasion to reprimand some college or university for improperly chilling speech, even as some students continue to complain that campuses are too friendly to the wrong kind of speakers. Many institutions have cut back on faculty hiring, […]

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NUMBERS

The answers to many questions are numbers. Numbers are the prime requirement for many people these days. People who are good with numbers are generally considered smart or intelligent. And you really can’t mess up or play games with that kind of people. These numbers play a vital role in everyday life in expressing count, […]

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UGC issues notice to universities and other educational institutions to hire faculty

he University Grant Commission has recently uploaded a letter for the universities asking them to update details regarding recruitment of faculty in universities, colleges and institutions deemed to be universities. The letter was issued to the universities in a period of July 31, 2019, to August 07, 2019. UGC has quoted in a letter, saying […]

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National Education Policy will transform education sector: HRD minister

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the draft of the Centre’s National Education Policy has been completed and it will bring a huge transformation in the education sector of the country. He was speaking at a felicitation programme organised here on Sunday for around 40 students who succeeded in academics despite facing hardships. Nishank […]

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Should Gifted and Talented Education Be Eliminated?

Have you ever attended a school or program where students were grouped by ability levels? If yes, was this beneficial to your learning and education? Last month, an educational task force created by Mayor Bill de Blasio to find ways to desegregate New York City’s school system released a proposal calling for the elimination of […]

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No need for sex education in schools or making it part of curriculum: RSS affiliate

The Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, founded by educationist Dinanath Batra, suggested that there can be ‘need based counselling’ for students and parents. The National Education Policy draft states that sex education will also be included in secondary school for future judgement surrounding consent, harassment, respect for women, safety, family planning, and STD prevention.  |  Photo […]

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Business Leadership For Education Scores Texas-Size Win For Kids

Todd Williams (top center) and the Commit team. COURTESY OF TOM VANDER ARK Children getting a good early start, educated by well-prepared and diverse teachers with young people ultimately enrolling in and finishing college—those are all goals sought by the Commit Partnership (@Commit2Dallas), which serves as the local community infrastructure working to extend those desired outcomes to […]

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Crowd funding: Raising funds for education in India

Human evolution is as much a result of mental development through education as it is about physical changes. Education and knowledge, in fact, are the top transferable yet non-depleting and non-depreciating assets humans can have. India has a long way to go to realise its goal of becoming a $5-trillion economy, but education surely will […]

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Can education in rural sector be a game-changer?

Can education in rural sector be a game-changer? The number of children who DO NOT attend school in India is estimated to be over a 100 million. Rural India accounts for an overwhelming majority of this figure. This extremely disturbing statistic is further skewed by the fact that boys form much higher percentage of children in rural […]