Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicNEP 2020

Topic: NEP 2020

Revamped, more ‘Indian’ syllabus likely for school students from 2023-24

The central government is likely to roll out new National Curriculum Framework, the document used as a blueprint when designing school syllabi, as early as February next year.

Modi govt schemes, Fundamental Duties & Yoga: What DU’s new Value Added Courses will look like 

DU’s executive council approved a list of VACs to be introduced this academic year.  The list however has been met with criticism — mainly that it doesn’t promote employability. 

NEP’s next phase: Encouraging students to work on start-ups, push for ‘Bharatiya Games’

The School Innovation Scheme is among a host of new initiatives launched by the government Friday as part of the next phase of NEP implementation.

Mining courses in Tanzania, energy systems in Nepal — IITs see interest in offshore campuses

Offshore campuses are part of the central government’s plan to ‘internationalise’ education as discussed in the new National Education Policy 2020.

China has 20-year edge but NEP can help India improve education quality — UN University paper

Paper — published by UN University’s World Institute for Development Economics & Research — authored by duo from University of California San Diego & University of Illinois, Chicago.

To learn ‘best practices’, govt curriculum panel meets Ramakrishna Mission, Alim Madrasah, others

Central govt committee set up last year to develop new blueprint for school syllabi across the country is also consulting NGOs, corporates, teachers, parents & others.

Haryana, Karnataka, Gujarat — BJP states make school textbook changes & reignite old debate

Political players defend decisions to tweak textbooks as a response to rivals' attempts to manipulate the narrative. But historians and academic experts say it's a dangerous trend.

How India can make overworked teachers adapt to newer policies to fix learning loss in kids

There are many ways to design incentives in the public education space in India that can change classroom culture and the learning outcomes of children.

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.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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