Education

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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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 […]

Education

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 […]