Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicIndian education

Topic: Indian education

Socialists vs conservatives harmed Indian education. Bahujans need market forces

Bahujans will benefit greatly from access to contestable markets in education, though it may not meet egalitarian fancies of well-meaning comrades.

Forced into online exam is India’s opportunity to radically alter how we evaluate students

Universities and UGC rely on proctoring over a live stream because they are worried students will cheat. But this obsession comes from how we evaluate our students.

Only 23% of Indian households have access to internet for e-education, says UNICEF report

The report also highlighted girls from marginalised communities not having easy access to smartphones and lack of quality educational content in vernacular languages.

HRD Ministry sets up panel to explore ways ensuring students pursue higher studies in India

Addressing a session on ‘Stay in India and Study in India’, HRD Minister Pokhriyal also focused on the Indian students returning to the country due to Covid situation.

Indian educational institutes should break norms in Covid times, not conduct online exams

Universities like to constantly evaluate students but during the Covid crisis, they can be a little empathetic and cancel exams.

Six ‘young’ Indian institutes ranked among world’s top 50 for research

Homi Bhabha National Institute, ranked 16th globally, is the top-ranked Indian institution on the list, which also features five IISERs.

Low academic performers rate higher on stress scale, finds NIMHANS study

At a time when decimal point differences decide one's college, a NIMHANS study indicates the need to incorporate stress management in schools.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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