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
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
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
The education sector is undoubtedly at the cusp of an exciting phase with policy push and technological advancements.
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
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.
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
The report states that the Indian subcontinent is one of the largest markets for education with 360 million learners in FY20.
India Inc termed the Budget as "growth provoking and welfare inducing"
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
It also warns the schools against any discrimination against students from weaker sections of the society.
Kelkar also stressed on reforms in education sector to become a knowledge economy