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Modi govt is considering a proposal to set up 150 Ambedkar Navodaya Vidyalayas, on the lines of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, for SC students.
Haryana has 11,000 government schools and over 15 lakh students. But does access guarantee quality? Saksham Haryana was planned to ensure it.
According to Modi govt data, Kerala has age specific attendance ratio of 60% for girls at the pre-primary level and 99.5% at the level of class 11 and 12.
HRD ministry data of 3 academic sessions shows nearly 25% gap between number of students who enrolled in govt schools and those covered by mid-day meal scheme.
J&K medical colleges are currently reserved for local students but this could change with the state’s recharacterisation as a union territory.
After Article 370 move, HRD ministry had drawn up major plan to improve education infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh. Officials now say they don’t have adequate funds.
There have been constant attempts to destabilise campuses in India. Take the suicides of Rohith Vemula, Payal Thadvi, Fathima Latheef or BHU protest for instance.
India’s public universities must ask why Ratan Tata, Indra Nooyi and Narayan Murthy find value in donating to Ivy League universities and not to ours.
With 75 per cent of schools in India being government owned and 65 per cent of children attending a government school, quality of government schools in India is a first order policy issue.
JNU is more than Kanhaiya or Shehla. But the university, which stood for diversity and democracy, has been unmade, in TV debates, in toxic tweets and casual chatter.