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Education System
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 in

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.21

Erosion of academic freedom and learning

The freedom of thought and the associated freedom of expressing one’s ideas together form a fundamental bulwark of democracy, arguably as important as the freedom to live. The freedom of thought...
By Anup Sinha in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.21

Class act: education funding

Learning may be priceless, but education for all cannot be achieved by skimping on funds. And if miserliness also wishes to appear benevolent, the combination can be seriously damaging. The Narendra M...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.09.20

Learn the lesson: Indian examination system

Sir — The article, “Hollow test” (Sept 25), by Samantak Das was a pleasure to read. This could soothe the nerves of tense examinees across the country in the future. Learning by rote...
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Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

All in class: Accessible online education

With the pandemic running into months, countries all over the world are in a bind over education. It is not possible to stop all teaching indefinitely. Yet in-person classes pose a danger to the healt...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Unfunny words: Modi's reply to Milind Soman

Sir — The reply of the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to the birthday wish tweeted to him by the actor and former supermodel, Milind Soman, would have been amusing had it not been ominous...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.20

Chinks in the NEP armour

The newly minted National Education Policy envisions Indian higher education institutions as large, multidisciplinary universities that will henceforth focus on holistic learning and aspire to achieve...
By Palash Deb in

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Old word, new sense: NEP & 'maximum flexibility'

Flexibility is a funny word. Its connotation can be positive — a flexible body, for example. On the other hand, being flexible with the truth, something the ruling dispensation in India does hab...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.09.20

Fine balance: Prioritizing education

Inequalities must not become the new normal. Restrictions to check the pandemic have led to the closure of schools and colleges, kindling the demand for education to go online. This, in turn, has give...
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