Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Topic: Education

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Historian wants to change how school children are taught British empire

Black history is British history too, notes historian Jeremy Corbyn, and should be part of curriculum.
Kala Bhavan in Visva-Bharati University | Commons

Sackings, inquiries, forced leave: Central university V-Cs face the force of Modi govt

Ten central university vice-chancellors have faced action, the most under any government in the country.
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Modi government is set to grant more autonomy to B-schools such as XLRI and MDI

HRD ministry is expected to soon approve regulations granting these institutions more autonomy to frame admission policy, curriculum and admit foreign faculty.  

Quizzes, more internal marks, emphasis on EQ: Govt panel calls for revamp of college exams

Panel recommends evaluating students not on just academics but also ‘high moral character’ and tolerance for diversity.
Mahatma Gandhi Central University library | Commons

Vice-chancellor of a central university accused of faking German PhD, HRD seeks answers

The vice-chancellor of Bihar's Mahatma Gandhi Central University is believed to have studied at a German institute but couldn't complete his thesis.
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CBSE schools could lose affiliation if they pick textbooks with ‘objectionable content’

CBSE introduces a stringent clause in its bylaws warning of serious consequences for objectionable content in textbooks
Delhi University | Commons

No ESMA in DU, Modi govt rolls back decision to curb dissent by university teachers

HRD ministry goes back on plan to make teaching in Delhi University an essential service and punish striking teachers.
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Private schools will lose affiliation if they charge extra fees or sell uniforms: CBSE

CBSE’s revised bylaws say any hidden costs in school's fee structure will now lead to stringent punishment. Teams will visit and assess schools’ quality too.
IIT Kharagpur

There are just 40 foreign teachers at IITs despite govt’s big push for global faculty

HRD ministry wants higher education institutes like IITs to have 20% international faculty. But the figure is just about 1% at IITs.

CBSE does away with separate 33% criteria as pass mark for class 10

The CBSE waiver — which will now hold for all subsequent class 10 board exams — will kick in from 2019.
amritsar attack

Do Amritsar & Kashmir violence signal internal security crisis like ‘90s under Ajit Doval?

Three people were killed in a grenade attack at a Nirankari prayer hall in Amritsar Sunday. The same day, a terrorist attack at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir...