Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: syllabus

Jai Bhim is a ‘reality show’ about caste. It deserves a place in school curriculums

Jai Bhim should also be shown in police training cells to educate officers about the consequences of physically and mentally torturing the prisoners.

Less Bard, more Batman, Mahabharata & Dalit studies — 10-yr makeover of English Literature at DU

DU faced flak in August for removing stories by Dalit writers. However, its English Department says the course has changed over the years to become more inclusive. 

Addition of Yogi, Ramdev’s books in syllabus part of continued attack on academic spaces

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

CBSE reduces syllabus for classes 9 to 12 by 30% for academic year 2020-21

HRD Minister Pokhriyal said the changes were finalised by course committees with approval of curriculum committee and the Governing Body of the Board.

HRD ministry working on reducing school syllabus & hours of instruction, invites suggestions

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweets that his ministry is working on a plan after receiving requests from teachers and parents.

UGC prescribes skill-sets for students, now a psychology graduate must understand marriage

UGC lists learning outcomes for various subjects, wants institutions to formulate syllabus accordingly. Revised syllabus likely to be in place from 2020-21.

Ashoka University did what famed Delhi University could not – stand by its teachers

Ashoka University showed extraordinary courage to do something as ordinary as supporting the autonomy of teachers.

In Punjab, politics over Class XII history books sets stage for a Congress-opposition spat

Opposition parties in Punjab have termed the shift in focus from Punjab to India as a move to ‘belittle and insult the glorious history of Sikh gurus’.

On Camera


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.