Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicHumanities

Topic: Humanities

‘Need well-rounded professionals’ — why IITs, IIMs & IIITs are giving humanities a new thrust

IITs, IIITs, IIMs are giving unprecedented thrust to social sciences & humanities. Focus is on producing 'well-rounded professionals' instead of churning out just plain graduates.

Structural change, state intervention required to change misconceptions about humanities

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

For free-thinking JNU, lack of diversity in faculty, students, courses has been a curse

During its formative years, faculty appointments at JNU were made keeping in mind the candidate’s Left leanings. Over time, this didn’t serve JNU well.

India is short of educated people and IITs alone won’t help. But Faiz Ahmed Faiz can

The 1990s’ economic boom lifted many out of poverty but it put India in a situation where two generations have good degrees, but lack good education.

India’s education system looks to Ivy League but regulatory bodies like UGC get in the way

Delhi University’s BTech Humanities programme tells a story about regulatory bodies’ restrictive hold on India’s higher education system.

CBSE will have practicals in History, English, Hindi for Class 12 students from 2020

CBSE wants 20 marks of practicals for all humanities subjects and has lined up field trips, project work and recitals as part of the plan.

Why universities need to equip students with humanities education for fourth industrial revolution

A humanities education inculcates the importance of reflecting on the vast array of methodological and societal issues that arise from any practices.

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.

On Camera

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People gather for a vigil and hold white sheets of paper in protest over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, during a commemoration of the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter, Reuters

China protests a ‘grey rhino’ moment for Xi Jinping. And it will only get stronger

Chinese agitators aren’t shying away from connecting demands to lift Covid restrictions with broader political appeals.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.