''Imagine a world where everyone’s livelihood depends on success in some sport. Everyone can learn and train till they are 18. Then they have to choose to play some sport. But 99% do not get to play the sport they choose, they play a sport that is willing to accept them.'' Here is the all-important… Continue reading Must for Essay:- School education in an uncertain world
Imagine two villages separated by a lake. The only way anyone can get from one village to the other is by swimming across the lake. How do you make travel easier? You could start a boat service or you could build a simple wooden bridge. You could even build a concrete bridge so that vehicles… Continue reading Technology In Education: Are We Addressing The Real Problems?
The recent report tabled in Parliament that more than 100,000 schools in India have just one teacher is an alarming wake-up call for the government and all stakeholders. However, it also offers a genuine opportunity to transform India's archaic education landscape now that a new policy is under discussion. Four significant challenges confront the education… Continue reading India Created Its Own Education Crisis, But There’s Hope Yet
Objective The National Education Policy 2016 envisages creation of a credible education system capable of ensuring Inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all Producing students/graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude and values that are required to lead a productive life Participate in the country’s development process Respond to the ever changing requirements… Continue reading Draft National Education Policy
Livemint How much should India spend on education? The Education Policy of 1968, based on the recommendations of the Kothari commission (1964-66), decided that Indian public expenditure on education must be 6% of gross domestic product (GDP). This goal was reaffirmed in the New Education Policy of 1986 and its revision in 1992, with a… Continue reading Thrift in education?
Net attendance ratio (NAR) It is the number of students attending a particular section, divided by the total number of kids of that age group (expressed as a percentage). For Classes I to V— NAR is the number of children aged 6-10 years currently attending Classes I-V, divided by estimated population in the age group… Continue reading Inequalities in educational access in India-
Livemint Issue There is a need to develop a system where efficiency of our education system can be measured. Context With Right to Education (RTE) Act and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the goal of ensuring universal primary education has been aggressively pursued, and a significant quantitative impact in terms of the enrolment ratio has been seen.… Continue reading How efficient is Indian education?
The Hindu The Supreme Court has set up a three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha to perform the statutory functions of the Medical Council of India. Issues which needs reform on urgent basis are: Need to reduce the cost of medical education and increase access in different parts of the… Continue reading Bitter medicine for the Centre