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Pratap Bhanu Mehta a thorn to establishment, says Raghuram Rajan on professor's exit from Ashoka University
India

Pratap Bhanu Mehta a thorn to establishment, says Raghuram Rajan on professor's exit from Ashoka University

In a Linkedin post, former RBI governor Rajan said that free speech has suffered a "grievous blow" in India this week as professor Mehta, one of India's finest political scientists, resigned from the varsity

Union Budget 2021: Over 15,000 schools to include all components of NEP; funds for KVs, mid-day meals hiked
Business

Union Budget 2021: Over 15,000 schools to include all components of NEP; funds for KVs, mid-day meals hiked

The funds for the Kendriya Vidyalayas saw an increase as the schools have been issued Rs 6,800 crore for the upcoming financial year compared to the Rs 5,516 crore last year

Union Budget 2021: FM announces new central university in Leh, 100 new sainik schools across India
India

Union Budget 2021: FM announces new central university in Leh, 100 new sainik schools across India

Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Union Budget today, also said that a higher education commission will be set up to act as an umbrella body for standard-setting, accreditation, regulation, and funding

Union Budget 2021: Govt needs to emphasise skill development in education policy to support economy
Business

Union Budget 2021: Govt needs to emphasise skill development in education policy to support economy

The education sector is undoubtedly at the cusp of an exciting phase with policy push and technological advancements.

Union Budget 2021: Govt should provide 12-15% higher allocation to online education
Business

Union Budget 2021: Govt should provide 12-15% higher allocation to online education

Implementing an astute tax model that also caters to online education would be quite beneficial to students who wish to learn more and bolster their skills for a better future

Union Budget 2021: Time to invest in virtual forms of education, say experts, tell govt to plug gaps in sector
Business

Union Budget 2021: Time to invest in virtual forms of education, say experts, tell govt to plug gaps in sector

Teachers, too, have been severely impacted due to COVID-19 as many faced job cuts or mental pressures to train themselves quickly to adopt to online teaching.

Union Budget 2021: Government must build on labour, education reforms, say HR experts
Business

Union Budget 2021: Government must build on labour, education reforms, say HR experts

Experts also advocated for sector-specific allocations as the lockdown has had its economic impact, especially among retail, manufacturing, FMCG, aviation and automobile

Indian edtech startups received over $2.22 billion funding in 2020 as compared to $553 million in 2019
Business

Indian edtech startups received over $2.22 billion funding in 2020 as compared to $553 million in 2019

The report states that the Indian subcontinent is one of the largest markets for education with 360 million learners in FY20.

Budget 2020: Govt announces Rs 99,300 cr for education sector; new education policy to be announced soon
Business

Budget 2020: Govt announces Rs 99,300 cr for education sector; new education policy to be announced soon

She also said that a new education policy will be announced soon, adding that "external commercial borrowings and FDI to be leveraged to improve the education system.

Budget 2020: Finance minister must co-opt costs of modernising teaching, infra in allocation for education sector
Business

Budget 2020: Finance minister must co-opt costs of modernising teaching, infra in allocation for education sector

It is imperative that the higher education system is thoroughly revamped so that students receive quality and contemporary education and are ready to join the workforce of the future.

Union Budget 2020-21: Experts call for policy on healthy foods, fund for protection of children
Business

Union Budget 2020-21: Experts call for policy on healthy foods, fund for protection of children

Experts from health, education and rural development sectors on Monday suggested a dedicated fund for the protection of children, a policy to encourage healthy food habits, and more financial allocations for secondary-level schools

Students of this government school in UP's Chiraigaon village forced to clean their school premises
India

Students of this government school in UP's Chiraigaon village forced to clean their school premises

Every morning, children of Chiraigaon village in Varanasi don their red and grey school uniforms and head to Barthakalon Secondary School — to sweep, mop and clean it.

Crisis in Indian universities worsening: 33% teaching posts vacant, no varsity in country among top 100 globally
India

Crisis in Indian universities worsening: 33% teaching posts vacant, no varsity in country among top 100 globally

A third of teaching posts are vacant in India’s central universities and no Indian university finds a place in the global top 100.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says Centre's move to replace UGC with HECI will restrict role of states in education sector
India

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says Centre's move to replace UGC with HECI will restrict role of states in education sector

The Centre's 'unilateral' decision to do away with the apex higher education regulator, UGC and replace it with the HECI will lead to far-reaching repercussions in the field of higher education, he said

Mumbai University not among India’s top 150 institutes; experts blame politics, lack of research programmes
India

Mumbai University not among India’s top 150 institutes; experts blame politics, lack of research programmes

The University of Mumbai has performed poorly, ranking between 151 and 200, in its debut attempt at Centre’s overall ranking of universities and institutes of management, medicine and engineering.

GST effect: Data suggests private education costs likely to go up by 2-3% if taxed under new regime
India

GST effect: Data suggests private education costs likely to go up by 2-3% if taxed under new regime

The provisions in the GST bill could be extrapolated to mean that private education in India would be liable to tax once GST becomes law.

Bihar short of 2,80,000 teachers and spends lowest per elementary school student
India

Bihar short of 2,80,000 teachers and spends lowest per elementary school student

As a result, Bihar spends a lower proportion of its elementary education budget on teacher salaries, training and inputs than Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, according to this 2014 study, How Much Does India Spend Per Student on Elementary Education, by Accountability Initiative.

Kejriwal govt issues warning to private schools: Here's why it deserves a pat on the back
Politics

Kejriwal govt issues warning to private schools: Here's why it deserves a pat on the back

It also warns the schools against any discrimination against students from weaker sections of the society.

Passage of GST bill will fasten India's economic growth, says Vijay Kelkar
Business

Passage of GST bill will fasten India's economic growth, says Vijay Kelkar

Kelkar also stressed on reforms in education sector to become a knowledge economy