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Coming soon: BCom, BTech, MBBS in Telugu, Bengali & all Indian languages

Higher education in mother tongue is likely to be a part of the New Education Policy, which seeks to overhaul India’s education system.

2019 was the year when India’s education system took a backseat under Modi regime

If India wants a $5-trillion economy by 2024, then it must have a knowledge economy. That’s where the draft National Education Policy document enters.
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Modi govt dumps ‘liberal’ in favour of ‘holistic’ in its new draft of education policy

The draft NEP 2019 had a section titled ‘Towards a More Liberal Education’. The latest version has replaced the word ‘liberal’ with ‘holistic’.
Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi Mandir and a local Muslim leader Babloo Khan at Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya | PTI

Swapan Dasgupta on Hindu-Muslim `gulf’, Mohammed Ayoob on Ambedkar & how to tackle rape

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College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

National education panel to be headed by PM unlikely now as states oppose it

Rashtriya Shiksha Ayog was proposed in National Education Policy draft as an apex body for education that would replace Central Advisory Board of Education.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Liberal arts universities on par with IITs, IIMs are next on Modi govt’s education plan

The final version of New Education Policy document says the liberal arts institutes will be called Multidisciplinary Education and Research Universities or MERUs.
A primary school in New Delhi

Arabic lessons, private school fees — govt gets 1 lakh tips on New Education Policy

Concerns over PM leading proposed National Education Commission and lessons in charity are among other suggestions received by HRD ministry.

Modi govt’s draft education policy a disappointment for disabled kids, burdens parents

The draft NEP doesn’t even mention students with intellectual disabilities, let alone create a framework for their education.
The draft NEP states that sex education will be included in the curriculum of secondary schools. (Representative Image) | Tete-de-moine.com

RSS-backed body says no need for sex education, doesn’t want it in New Education Policy

RSS affiliate Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas doesn’t want sex education to be mandatory for all students. Instead, it is advocating need-based counselling.
The teaching of a selective history can't be unlearned within a generation, writes Ammar Rashid

To inspire love for Maths, govt plans new curriculum & teaching methods for classes 1-5

Redesigned curriculum, part of the draft national education policy, will include workbooks, practicals and a 3-month preparation module before students enter Class 1.

On Camera

Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
File image of SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.