Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Topic: Education

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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.
High School Students

CBSE plans to make it easier for class 10 students to pass board exams

At present it’s mandatory to secure 33% in class 10 board exam and 33% in internal assessment but CBSE wants to change that.
Representational image of the college enrollment process in Delhi University. | Photo from

Higher education isn’t a guarantee for positive employment outcomes

There isn't enough evidence to suggest that superior employment outcomes are a result of skills and knowledge students acquire in higher education.
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Why we need both science and humanities for a 4th industrial revolution education system

Society's growing focus on STEM has created a mindset that undervalues core humanities, a field that might help us become the best stewards of technology.
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi

Studying Mahatma Gandhi is not going to get you a job & Indian students know it

Ahead of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019, data shows dramatic reduction in students pursuing Gandhian studies. But scholars are unperturbed.
IIT Bombay

IIT Indore makes it to top 400 global institutes’ list, IIT Bombay slips in ranking

IISc Bangalore has once again emerged as the topmost institution from India, show Times Higher Education rankings.

Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise?

The TRS enjoyed a landslide victory in Telangana state election Tuesday by winning a two-thirds majority. Many are linking the victory to TRS' Rythu Bandhu sche...