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A Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

Ambedkar Navodayas, scholarships — Modi govt eyes education sector for Dalit outreach 

Modi govt is considering a proposal to set up 150 Ambedkar Navodaya Vidyalayas, on the lines of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, for SC students.
A school under the Saksham Haryana programme | Source: Samagra

How Haryana made government school education a political priority

Haryana has 11,000 government schools and over 15 lakh students. But does access guarantee quality? Saksham Haryana was planned to ensure it.
Girl students flash the victory sigh after ICSE results in Patna

Kerala is best performing state for education of girls, Uttar Pradesh the worst

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.
Representational image for the mid-day meal scheme | Photo: HRD ministry | Facebook

Mid-day meal coverage sees a dip, govt says students are shifting to private schools

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.
College students in Rajouri on 20 August

Outsiders could soon apply to J&K medical colleges under NEET and students are worried

J&K medical colleges are currently reserved for local students but this could change with the state’s recharacterisation as a union territory.
College students in Rajouri on 20 August

No funds, Modi govt puts on hold its Rs 2,600-crore education plan for J&K and Ladakh

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.
JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why do Indians hate JNU-style subsidised education? Because we love the private sector

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.
Students protest at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

JNU protest over fee hike reminds me of how St. Stephen’s students called a strike & won

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.
School children running

Can govt school students in India do better? This is what an experimental policy showed

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

In Modi’s opposition-mukt India, JNU must remain the Eternal Protester

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.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
JioGigaFiber

After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.