Educating racists is a waste of time
If racism is your platform for point-scoring, bringing up incidents from rival clubs as though this is all a game of Top Trumps, you’re – and I’m going to phrase this as nicely as possible – quite pathetic. You can’t fix stupid and it’s scary to think just how much of the population are sat fist-pumping in the knowledge there are no cameras ready to record their discrimination.
No proposal for education loans waiver, says govt
In the last three years from 2016-17 to March 2019, the amount of outstanding education loa...
Should you prepay your education loan before the repayment period of 8 years?
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SPV Foundation posts Rs 3 cr grant for bioscience research; TIFR scientist Vidita Vaidya bags research grant
Vidita’s Neurobiology lab at TIFR currently studies the molecular, epigenetic and cellular changes that contribute to persistent alterations in human behaviour. It also focusses on molecular and cellular adaptations that arise from sustained antidepressant treatment.
View: Reframing Education Reform using Assessments as a Looking Glass
The solution was introducing State Level Assessments (SLA) - a statewide census-based assessment of students in grades I-VIII deploying standardized question papers.
For foreign degree, Indians can go anywhere
The overseas affairs ministry, which recently shared the data on Indians studying in various corners of the world, found that the total number of students who have travelled out for a foreign education rose from 5.7 lakh students in 2016 to over 8 lakh in 2018. The numbers, though, could be higher as data from several countries was being compiled when the statistics were provided.
Not possible to have uniform education syllabus, says minister
Since education is a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and a substantial majority of schools are under the jurisdiction of state governments, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said it is for the respective state or union territory governments to decide the syllabus and curriculum.
New national education policy will be in public domain very soon: HRD ministry
Addressing the Swachh Campus Ranking, 2019, event for higher educational institutions at AICTE, Pokhriyal appealed to the students to pledge for saving a litre of water everyday and encourage their near and dears ones also to do so.
Government to check for inconsistencies in Household Expenditure survey
The meeting took place in the wake of a leaked draft of the Household Consumer Expenditure survey report showing a decline in consumer spending in rural India in 2017-18. MoSPI, which had junked the survey, said it would not use it for official purposes but was examining its repercussions and impact on all base revision of various economic indicators.
Venture takes music education mainstream
FSM’s team of musicians began giving lessons in Mumbai schools before expanding to more cities. Today, FSM teaches the art to almost 60,000 students across 200 schools and preschools in 14 cities. Tanuja and Dharini take great pride in the numbers as initially it was very difficult to make people see the potential of their idea.
Liberal arts education needs to be given equal importance as science and technology: Prez
Kovind gave an address at the Higher Education Summit organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
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Education received major chunk of CSR spend by corporates: Government
The CSR activities taken up by the companies relate to various sectors including education, healthcare, sanitation, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and skill development.
Gauhati varsity offered 21 unapproved courses, gave false affidavits to UGC: CAG
The findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled during the ongoing Winter Session of the Assam Assembly, also says that the oldest university of the northeast had submitted multiple false affidavits to the UGC, assuring the commission that it will not start any new distance course without approval.
HUL boss Sanjiv Mehta bats for apprenticeship, says Indian education system must inculcate training in curriculum
Academia and business need to co-create a curriculum that will address present-day skill needs, he said.
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