Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: Education

Representational image | PTI

I’m a journalist today because my teachers believed in me

When I look at the current fate of teachers in India, it saddens me. Having spent the early years of my life in a small town in Madhya Pradesh, my ...
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Five reasons why Teachers’ Day should be abolished

Teachers have let India down.

How to be a good Indian wife, an IIT-incubated startup teaches

Called ‘Daughters’ Pride — Beti Mera Abhimaan’, the course is the brainchild of a startup based out of IIT-Banaras Hindu University.

Govt officials’ kids only in govt schools: Why proposed Karnataka scheme is unfeasible

Many educationists feel this move is neither viable nor acceptable. They recommend following the Delhi model of making it optional.

Shekhar Gupta, science vs technology isn’t like Communism vs RSS

Creating artificial conflicts between science and technology is certainly not conducive to the advancement of either.
Illustration by Soham Sen |

How to stay awake at IAS coaching—learn from these failed aspirants

The motto of Sleepy Classes is that one needs only 3 things to prepare — an internet connection, a mobile phone/laptop, and jazba (passion).
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi govt plans to take Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life to schoolkids across India

HRD Ministry sources say government wants chapters on Vajpayee's role in the Pokhran nuclear test, the Kargil war, and as a Jan Sangh leader.

IITs reject proposal to scrap JEE Advanced, B.Tech courses will continue in all institutes

IIT council rules that doing away with JEE Advanced, as proposed by HRD ministry, will make exam lose credibility.  

India has 10 lakh teaching vacancies. India has 4 lakh excess teachers. Go figure

The figures have confounded the government itself, and number-crunching is on to identify why there’s such a mismatch.
The school in Rehman colony | Arshad Yousafzai

What a temple school in Pakistan can teach India about Hindu-Muslim unity

In Pakistan's Rehman colony, which has neither a public school nor an empty plot, the local Hindu community offered to set up the school at their temple.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.