Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicNational Education Policy

Topic: National Education Policy

Byju’s, Unacademy now household names, edtech sector geared for growth, says MoS Rajkumar Singh

MoS for Education and External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh was speaking at the sixth edition of Global Tech Summit, organised by MEA and think tank Carnegie India.

UGC wants colleges to churn out ‘global citizens’, frames course to teach diversity & peace

UGC has asked all higher education institutions to adopt the Global Citizenship Education curriculum framework devised by the regulator.

National Education Policy still lacks research and resources to reform Indian mindset

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

DU’s new FYUP won’t be like failed 2013 attempt, will be student-centric, says acting VC 

In an interview, DU Acting Vice-Chancellor P.C. Joshi says FYUP under NEP will allow flexibility for students, and also won’t pose a threat to teacher’s workload.

Mother tongue, play-based activities, drama — new NCERT rules on prep module for children

The module’s purpose is to ensure every child attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, and not later than Grade 5, by 2025.

Student-centric NEP will change society, Karnataka education minister says as state unveils policy

Karnataka is the first state in the country to begin implementing the National Education Policy that was announced last year.

Indian universities are being taught how to generate funds like Harvard & Cambridge

With NEP encouraging universities to look for external sources for funding, Association for Indian Universities is training institutions on how to approach foundations for philanthropic funding.

Govt working on management & non-tech courses in regional languages, AICTE chief says

In interview to ThePrint, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe says though engineering courses will begin in 5 regional languages from 2021-22 session in 13 colleges, scientific words won't be translated.

India’s new education policy is futuristic, in accordance with global parameters: PM Modi

Speaking at the Association of Indian Universities' meet via video conference, Modi also said that India takes pride in being the mother of democracy.

Common entrance test, entry-exit option in graduation among NEP plans to be launched by May

The schemes, which are at different stages of approval, will become a part of the education system from the 2021-22 session. 

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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