Tag: education

Education And The Blockchain – Should We Be Teaching Blockchain In Schools?

It goes without saying that tech progress is moving at a rapid pace. Futurists point to Moore’s law – the idea that tech capabilities double every two years – as evidence for tech’s expansion into nearly every facet of our...

/ August 24, 2017

The Intolerance Debate: Which Side are YOU On?

Cautionary Warning: This article is NOT meant to change/sway/form your opinion. It is merely an attempt to direct the present intolerance discourse to another set of important issues, the ones that actually need to be in focus. If you plan...

/ December 5, 2015

5 Lessons Every Student Must Learn from Ramayana

Every year, the calendar sees a spectacle of light, that goes on for almost a week, that promises to bring with itself hope, happiness and change. Diwali, probably marks the biggest event in the religious calendars of India, and symbolises the...

/ November 11, 2015

Here’s what is axed from Delhi’s school books

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day this year, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had announced a 25% reduction in the syllabus for schools in Delhi, for classes V to XII. However, now that the list of topics that are proposed...

/ September 15, 2015

Pan-India Ranking for H-E Institutes soon: HRD

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) is gearing to launch a framework to asses the Nation’s best and worst higher education institutes/universities in a government-approved Ranking portal, by this month. These Rankings are an attempt to uplift Indian institutes,...

/ September 12, 2015

Indian Education needs to be Market-Ready

India’s human resources has been under the spotlight for sometime now. However, a large part of this demographic dividend may not be market ready, as a recent study has revealed that even the country’s educated youth are unemployable.

/ September 9, 2015

School bags to get lighter in Delhi

Delhi students studying in government schools, up to class 8, will get a much-needed relief from carrying heavy books-laden bags, as the Delhi government has announced a reduction in the syllabus by 25% from October 2015, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia...

/ September 8, 2015

Suggestions invited for New Education Policy

Last week, Smiti Irani, Human Resource Development Minister invited suggestions from the students and teachers of CBSE schools on the New Education Policy, the consultation process for which began in January 2015.

/ September 7, 2015

Women Graduates up 116%: Census

Data from the 2011 Census shows that there is a massive increase in the number of women graduates in India, as compared to over a decade ago. The recent census findings show that the percentage of women seen passing out...

/ September 3, 2015

Student Population grew 38% in last decade

The recently declared Census data shows that between the time span of 2001 and 2011, the number of students grew by 38%. In actual figures, they grew from 229 million to 315 million, as opposed to the 18% growth in...

/ September 2, 2015

What Colour are the Educational Reforms?

In the historic general elections of 2014, the saffron wave took over the country. With a promising manifesto, an over- enthusiastic PR team and a leader with humble beginnings, BJP was the government elected at the centre. Today, after one year...

/ August 31, 2015

Indian Students: 2nd Highest in USA

Indian students account for the second highest number of foreign students studying at US universities and institutions, said US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma. There are over a hundred thousand Indian students in the US presently. Verma also added,...

/ August 31, 2015

Soon: Foreign Professors and Scholars in Your College

In a programme that could open gates for numerous international academic and educational tie ups, the centre has initiated  Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), in order to tap eminent scientists, scholars, professors and entrepreneurs from abroad, to partner with institutions...

/ August 30, 2015

The Year that was for Indian Students

“Where the mind is without fear, and the head is held high, where Knowledge is free..”-Rabindranath Tagore Gone are the days when ‘Education’ enjoyed the naïve reputation of being noble and transcendental. With the rising awareness and the growth of the...

/ August 30, 2015

33% of Overseas Edu-Loans backed by Property

Over three hundred thousand Indian students go overseas for education annually. While a majority of them to take a loan for overseas education, a whopping 33% of these loans availed are property-backed. The cost of education and living overseas can easily run into...

/ August 29, 2015

114% Growth in Online Search for Studying Abroad

India witnessed a 114 per cent increase in online search for overseas education compared to last year, a study undertaken by Sulekha.com, a leading digital platform for local services shows.

/ August 27, 2015