Annual Status Of Education Report
News  /  Published 22.07.22

Drive in West Bengal to bring pandemic dropouts back to class

The state education department has initiated steps to bring back to class students "who have had to drop out of the schools due to financial constraints during the Covid pandemic”. An orde...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.06.22

School heads protest decision of extended summer holidays

An association of school heads has appealed to the chief minister to reconsider the decision to extend the summer vacation, pointing out that hot and humid conditions prevail in Bengal even during aut...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.22

Need to look beyond grade level

For more than 15 years now, the Annual Status of Education Report (Aser) has been an annual feature of the education landscape in India. It is the only annual source of data for basic learning outcome...
By Rukmini Banerji in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.22

New class: learning gap

The unhappiest birds are the first to come home to roost. The latest Annual Status of Education Report for Bengal laid bare the long-feared damage to foundational learning caused by the absence of in-...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.02.22

Prod to spend on school education infrastructure

The Economic Survey for 2021-22 has recommended augmenting investments in school education infrastructure at a time children are switching from private to government schools amid a dip in parental inc...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 25.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Outrageous matrimonial ads are a source of mirth and indignation

Frog prince Sir — In a country where an overwhelming number of marriages are still arranged, matrimonial ads, with their specific — outrageous? — demands, have often been a source o...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.21

Hard times: learning loss

The Annual Status of Education Report 2021, compiled by Pratham, has recorded an 84 per cent jump in the proportion of un-enrolled students, from 2.5 to 4.6 per cent in all children aged 6 to 14 ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.21

Miles to go: India school education

The 2019-20 report of the Unified District Information System for Education Plus seemed to give the Narendra Modi government reason to cheer. More children joined school in 2019-20 than in the previou...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.02.21

Enter the master: politics and education

Politicians in India believe that power is equal to mastery in every sphere. Education, for example, is firmly in their hands, irrespective of their experience of academia. Usually governments are rel...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.21

Promises to keep: right to education

India, one of the largest democracies of the world, is trying to live up to its promise of delivering justice, liberty, equality and fraternity to its citizens. The Right to Education Act, 2009 comple...
By Aarushee Shukla


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