Category: NExtra

Next + Extra = NExtra is an attempt to bring you latest updates, comments, debates, critiques and education related news, to keep you upto speed with what’s happening outside your college, and how it concerns you.

FICCI Ladies Organization Is On A Roll To Educate Women

FICCI Ladies Organization is the leading women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). This organization works towards transforming the lives of the women and empowering them. They primarily encourage the women and facilitates them...

/ April 19, 2016

Of Nursery Admissions: Privilege & Diversity in Schools

This is the third of a five part series that aims to understand the process of nursery admissions in Delhi and annual struggles associated with it. Here’s a fact – Delhi has about 5043 schools. It almost makes one believe that the...

/ February 4, 2016

Of Nursery Admissions: A Flaw in the Law

This is the second of a five part series that aims to understand the process of nursery admissions in Delhi and annual struggles associated with it. “They[private schools] will have no better government than this one if they want to do good...

/ February 3, 2016

Of Nursery Admissions: Forms, Confusion and Chaos

This is the first of a five part series that aims to understand the process of nursery admissions in Delhi and annual struggles associated with it. The ongoing process of nursery admissions in Delhi has developed a knack for being in...

/ January 30, 2016

15 Questions to Put the Year in Perspective for YOU!

And just like that, another year is in its final chapter, ready to pave way for a new year. As you complain about how seamlessly ‘time flew by’, or make a list of resolutions that you are unlikely to keep,...

/ December 31, 2015

Will You Give a Christmas Gift that REALLY Matters?

You don’t have to be a Christian to truly understand and appreciate the meaning of Christmas; just a believer. Religious connotations aside, the idea, spirit and concept of Christmas can be summarised in a single word ‘Sharing’. Though books, movies...

/ December 25, 2015

5 Things you MUST KNOW from Sundar Pichai’s SRCC Talk!

Google CEO, Mr. Sundararajan Pichai, addressed a 2000 strong crowd at Shri Ram College of Commerce yesterday, and talked about a variety of things.  He also met Prime Minsiter Narender Modi later in the day. Edunuts brings you the Top...

/ December 18, 2015

Is Online Education already set to fizzle out?

A lot of importance and expectations have been projected on the ‘future’ of education, where computers are expected to make the role of a teacher obsolete. It is not difficult to envision a world of online education, as it provides...

/ November 9, 2015

Engineering Admissions: Including 12th marks Failed

The decision to include class XII board exams marks as a criteria for engineering admission in Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013, has failed to serve the purpose of reducing the influence or coaching and bridge the gender and urban-rural...

/ October 30, 2015

Do away with Reservation in Higher Education: SC

In what might prove to be a rather unpopular advice, the Supreme Court yesterday held that national interest required removing all forms of reservation in higher-education institutions as reservation often holds predisposition over merit. The bench of judges Justices Dipak Misra...

/ October 28, 2015

3/4th of Top CBSE Schools In South India

Tamil Nadu finished first, by securing 7 of its schools among the India’s best 20, evaluated by the best overall aggregates in Class XII CBSE exams in 2015. Among the list of Top 20, 5 schools are located in Bengaluru. The...

/ October 20, 2015

More students in DU from next year

The University of Delhi (DU) has announced that it will increase its undergraduate intake after eight years. Barring certificate, postgraduate, engineering and nursing programmes,  2,330 seats will be added across various courses and colleges. This translates to more number of...

/ October 18, 2015

Delhi Government launches ECA in 54 Schools

The Aam Aadmi Party government is launching an ambitious scheme and bringing private parties on board. As a ‘pilot’, the Directorate of Education (DoE) will execute an intensive Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) programme in 54 ‘model’ schools in the city. Under the...

/ October 14, 2015

Students in English-Medium Schools grow multifold

Up until about six years back, only two of Delhi’s nine districts had more students in English medium schools than in Hindi medium ones. Today, the tables have turned completely, and only three districts now have more Hindi medium students than English medium...

/ October 13, 2015

Delhi Students fare poorly in Mental Health

A recently conducted survey in Delhi-NCR indicates that the mental health of the youth is under severe stress. Conducted by Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, the survey included students between the ages of 18-25 years. 64.6% students reported symptoms of...

/ October 12, 2015

‘Learning’ not lost; Deleted Syllabus to be Recycled

The recent decision by Delhi Government to reduce 25% syllabus for classes 6 to 8 in its schools in order to incorporate skill-based subjects will not lead to any ‘loss of learning’ to students as efforts are being made to ‘recycle’...

/ September 29, 2015

CM apprises Prez of plans to revamp Delhi Schools

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday brought to speed President of India, Pranab Mukherjee of the AAP’s plans to revamp schools and curriculum in the national capital region. In the meeting, Kejriwal and Sisodia told...

/ September 28, 2015

College of Art Strike Called Off

After the college authorities promised a modern syllabus, an inter-college festival, an annual seminar, an art gallery on the campus and toilets that flush, the students at College of Art decided to withdraw their strike. They, however, warned that the...

/ September 26, 2015

Cashless Payments in your College soon

Realising a huge business opportunity in the Indian Education sector, mobile commerce platform Paytm has introduced cashless payments in a few educational institutions to test waters. Students in these institutions can now pay school fees and dues, cafeteria bills as well...

/ September 25, 2015

Class 8 Delhi students worse off than peers: NCERT

A recent survey conducted by NCERT (National Council Of Educational Research And Training) has found that students of Class VIII in Delhi schools fared way below the national average in fields like mathematics, science and social sciences.

/ September 24, 2015