Higher Education News
Ahead of Delhi polls, AAP focuses on achievements in education sector, stumps rivals with silence on national issues
Although Manish Sisodia touched upon achievements of AAP in various sectors, the common denominator of his poll address was education.
Aligarh Muslim University teachers should turn crisis into opportunity; young minds must be coaxed out of fear, writes AMU professor
An atmosphere of dialogue, discussion, empathetic understanding on the part of the university and district administration and a feeling of learning, understanding and moving on, on the part of the students, will go a long way in bringing the university to its normal course.
India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure
Education has been sold in India as a route to national greatness. It is expected to “socially uplift” the poor, transform society and turn the country into an economic powerhouse. But in countries like ours where intergenerational social and economic inequalities are entrenched, education on its own changes very little. It mostly reproduces the inequalities.
Gauhati University offered 21 unapproved courses, finds CAG; retired HC judge, internal 7-member panel to independently probe charges
The CAG said that the matter was reported to the government in August 2018, but the state government is yet to respond to it.
Uttar Pradesh govt introduces bill seeking to prevent 'anti-national activities' in private universities in state
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday tabled a bill, seeking an undertaking from private universities that they will not allow their campus to be used for 'anti-national activities'.
New Education Policy ignores universality of learning that RTE ensures, focuses on autonomy of private schools
The review should be asking why several states have failed to implement RTE, an over nine-year-old constitutional mandate and why nearly 80 percent of schools required to implement it are still not doing it.
New Education Policy: Non-inclusion of teachers in core committee deprived panel knowledge of on-ground challenges
The New Education Policy falls short of establishing the connection between our national needs with that of its proposals.
Ramachandra Guha refuses Ahmedabad University post after AVBP protest, tweets 'may Gandhi's spirit come alive once more'
When contacted for its reaction to the development, the university on Friday refused to comment saying that the VC was out of the country on official tour and he was the sole authorised person to speak about the institution’s affairs.
Delhi University student polls: Narrative dominated by infrastructure, logistics issues rather than academics
The issues that dominate the political narrative in student politics in Delhi revolve around infrastructure and logistics.
Alumni appalled by IIM-A's rejection of 'quota' in FPM course, call it 'violation of law' and against spirit of 'social justice'
The plea, filed by the Global IIM Alumni Network, sought to further a case for “social justice” in education by advocating that IIM-Ahmedabad, like its sister institutions in Lucknow and Bengaluru, apportion a fixed number of seats for applicants from SC, ST and OBC categories.
Ramachandra Guha's criticism of St Stephen's 'lopsided' quotas misplaced; college performing its role as minority institute
One wonders why St Stephen's College can be an object of nostalgia only when 'its Christianity was/is extremely understated'.
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.
UGC in need of restructuring, but proposed commission poses danger of Centre monopolising academia, capital
The Central government prepared a draft Act last month to replace the UGC with a new regulator for higher education in the country. The Act is being called the Higher Education Commission of India Act, 2018
India can produce 3.17 million more graduates by providing better nutrition to children in early life
Ensuring supplementary nutrition for children in the 0-3 years age bracket could raise the number of graduates in India by 3.17 million, new research shows.
Startups in India fail to move the needle; things could change if firms can draw on research
Only a critical mass of researchers, who become entrepreneurs, consultants and manpower for the industry can bring about a change.
CBSE directs schools not to withhold admit cards of students due to performance in pre-board tests
The CBSE has taken a serious view of schools withholding admit cards of students due to their performance in the pre-board tests.
Meghalaya Diary, part 1: Martin Luther Christian University's violations expose lacunae gripping higher education in poll-bound state
The first doubts about MLCU started in 2010, four years after the university started operations out of a church building in Shillong.
BJP has good chances in Christian-majority Meghalaya, provided party maintains development as poll agenda
Thanks to Congress, BJP and other opposition parties, have no dearth of development issues to contest the elections in Meghalaya
JNU compulsory attendance row: Ill-conceived circular severely affects day scholars, must be revisited
The JNU administration must come up with concrete answers. Either classes must be started, for which attendance can be marked, compulsory attendance must be done away with.
AICTE changes curriculum for engineering, technical courses: Here's what students should expect
Curriculum for engineering and technical courses across the country has been revamped by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to meet the demands of the industry.