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Students in a classroom during pandemic | Representational Image | ANI

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.
Representational image: College students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File Photo

44% engineering students want to be taught in mother tongue, Tamil tops list: AICTE survey

Survey of over 83,000 engineering students also finds that students tend to prefer instruction in their mother tongue as they advance in their course. 
Delhi university | Commons

Less work, fewer hirings — what DU teachers fear will happen when 4-year UG programme returns

Delhi University teachers say that while FYUP is student-friendly given the multiple exit options, it ignores staff welfare. They also said its implementation was being rushed.
At present, technical teachers, especially those in engineering colleges are not required to possess separate teaching qualifications | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint file

Modi govt’s HEC can’t just be UGC with new label. Engineering still needs its own regulator

The Modi govt plans to merge higher education regulators into one body called Higher Education Commission, but medicine and law institutes have been left out.
The administrative block at Delhi University's North Campus | Photo: du.ac.in

4-year undergraduate programme could return to DU in 2021-22 session

A committee set up to implement the National Education Policy at DU is 'actively discussing' reintroduction of FYUP from academic year 2021-22.
Representational image of students revising for a CBSE board exam | File photo: ANI

CBSE ‘improvement exam’ for Class 10, 12 board students a permanent feature from this year

As part of new National Education Policy 2020, the education ministry is bringing a series of reforms, including two difficulty levels of question papers for English & Sanskrit.

Does NEP seek to end reservations for SC, ST, OBC & the disabled — Sitaram Yechury asks Modi

The CPI(M) leader alleged that various elements of the NEP were being rolled out in an ad-hoc 'piecemeal manner' without discussing with important stakeholders.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Reducing significance of exams can help tackle India’s broken education system, NEP will help

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
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Cabinet approves STARS project under NEP 2020 to enhance school education system

The project will be implemented by Dept of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education & will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala & Odisha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi on 15 August 2020 | PTI

PM Modi has awakened the country from slumber to make India a global power: Ramesh Pokhriyal

Modi has given a leadership to the country we always aspired for, writes Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Prime Minister’s 70th birthday.

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Bioweapons research is banned by international treaty – but no one is checking for violations

Biological weapons programs are more difficult to detect than nuclear or chemical ones, which typically require large facilities and numerous personnel.
The closed coal-fired NTPC Badarpur Thermal Power Station in Badarpur, Delhi | Bloomberg File

India can save almost Rs 9,000 cr a year by shutting old thermal power plants, study says

According to New Delhi-based CEEW, closing down old plants, which consume more coal than new ones, can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, clean up air and reduce soil & water pollution.

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File photo of Indian Army soldiers after capturing a hill during the Kargil war | Photo: Commons

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
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Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.