Education System
Opinion  /  Published 28.07.20

Future tense: Examinations or students' lives?

You are 21 years old, going on 22. Three years ago, and a bit, you finished your final board exams, with a result that was neither terribly exciting, nor too disappointing, and then you got admission ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.20

First Choice: 'English' education

The writing on the wall is clear — and so is the language it is in. The National Statistical Office’s latest all-India survey has shown that the preference for English as a medium of instr...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.20

The other side of the Indian education system

Students overcoming great odds to achieve success is always heartening. Take, for instance, the student in Ludhiana who scored above 90 per cent in the recently declared results of the board exams in ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 19.04.20

UN agencies flag online class pitfalls

Two UN agencies have warned against any large-scale shift towards online education, saying it would deepen socio-economic inequalities and warning that virtual platforms can leave children vulnerable ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 13.03.20

A step for education

City-based Julie Kakoty, a student-cum-teacher has started Chakshu, an initiative to educate kids from underprivileged backgrounds, here.She started the initiative in January 2019 and now has a team o...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.20

Government schools left behind

All work and no play does boys and girls no good; nor does having to do all that work in discomfort, or in the dark. And yet, these seem to be the sort of conditions that the students of more than 40 ...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 16.02.20

Library to curb school dropout

A group of people under Gyan Vardhini, a social initiative of Assam, on Friday launched a library at Ananda Ashram, an orphanage, here on Friday.Launched under the organisation’s Project Educate All...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Govt proposes to set up national police, forensic science varsities

The government has proposed to set up a National Police University and a National Forensic Science University, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.Presenting the budget for 2020...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.01.20

Call for PG option for every medical graduate

A six-member medical panel appointed by India’s Finance Commission has called for government steps to enhance educational infrastructure and ensure that every medical graduate has the option to purs...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.20

Powerless without knowledge

If knowledge is power, a majority of Indians are powerless. An analysis of the data for 2017-18 released by the National Statistical Office shows that only 10.6 per cent of Indians aged above 15 years...
By The Editorial Board in


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