Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicNEP 2020

Topic: NEP 2020

Each undergrad student will now have to intern for 8-10 weeks, UGC approves guidelines

Guidelines given for research internships, which are mandatory for graduation under NEP. Also required for students who want to exit with certificate or diploma after 1 or 2 years.

Hindi’s hegemony didn’t start with NEP, Amit Shah or Ajay Devgn. It’s been on since 1947

The row over supposed Hindi supremacy push owing to its ‘popularity’ predates incidents such as NEP's three language formula and Amit Shah or Ajay Devgn's remarks.

UGC working on roadmap to help foreign universities set up Indian campuses, says chairman

M. Jagadesh Kumar says UGC will clarify the process, legal & bureaucratic frameworks. In a 2021 survey, foreign universities had cited govt approvals, fee regulation as challenges.

Let’s make Pariksha Pe Charcha a mass movement and build a Naya Bharat: MoS Subhas Sarkar

On 1 April, PM Narendra Modi will answer questions on exam stress management. The 2022 edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha has received about 15 lakh registrations.

STEAM can be the answer to diversifying India’s science-centric education system

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

Education ministry approves ‘New India Literacy Programme’ for adult education for next 5 years

The objectives of the scheme is to impart not only foundational literacy and numeracy but also cover all other components which are necessary for a citizen, a senior MoE official said.

India has a long way to go until kids’ learning levels improve, Pratham’s Rukmini Banerji says

Recipient of the 2021 Yida Prize for Education Development, Dr Rukmini Banerji said the education sector in India still has a long way to go.

SubscriberWrites: With NEP 2020, Modi govt trying to put pineapple on pizzas, should focus on practical goals instead

NEP 2020 will likely make students write multiple entrance exams. If only we could have an entrance test for politicians to weed out the ‘untalented’ ones, writes Balaji Alagurajan.

SAFAL for CBSE students, Vidya Pravesh for preschoolers: Modi launches schemes on 1 yr of NEP

In a virtual address Thursday, PM Modi called NEP a 'monumental step' in education and announced several schemes under the policy.

SubscriberWrites: National Education Policy visionary on paper, but ignores basic needs of the sector

Raunak Bardia compares the NEP to the 1992 National Policy on Education and notes that both policies have vague goals with no action plan.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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