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Manish Sisodia

NEP plan to make board exams easy doesn’t address rote-learning issue, says Sisodia

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said despite the proposal, the emphasis will still be on year-end exams and termed some reforms in the NEP as 'wishful thinking'.

PM Modi says New Education Policy attempts to transform intent and content of education

Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, Modi emphasised that the new policy will lead to more job creators, not seekers.
Students at a government school in Vikram Nagar, New Delhi

The mother tongue fanatics are keeping India a poor, backward country

The new National Education Policy should have shown the courage to argue for English medium education from primary school onwards.
Students in a classroom | Bloomberg

Even China dropped English phobia for economic future. NEP policy needs to learn this

The New Education Policy introduced by the Modi govt has brought some welcome changes, but it has rekindled the language wars that have been on since the 1950s.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

A second shot at boards, no MPhil, a blow to rote-learning — what Modi govt’s NEP brings

The new National Education Policy aims to make Indian education system more holistic and skill-oriented, and addresses a long-cited complaint that it encourages rote-learning.
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Sitharaman’s education budget has FDI, making students job-ready, Rs 5,000-cr allocation rise

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced the setting up of a police academy and a forensic science university in Budget 2020.
Union minister Smriti Irani | PTI

Smriti Irani’s HRD successors have removed 3 V-Cs she appointed, reversed other decisions

Irani’s successors Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ have overturned decisions on issues like the New Education Policy and autonomy of IIMs.
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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’.
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Why Modi govt wants to punish Amazon, Flipkart for deep discount sales

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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.

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?