Education System
West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.20

NBU starts two PhD courses

The North Bengal University has launched post-doctoral (PhD) courses in pharmaceutical technology and food technology.A few months ago, the varsity had introduced MSc courses in the two subjects. “W...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 18.12.19

Stress on higher education

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday said the state has a good history of higher education to inspire the faculty and other administrative staff to work, strengthen and illuminate the universitie...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.19

Hornbills are the most effective seed carriers

Sir — A new study shows that some Asian hornbills cover greater distances than most other seed dispersers. By depositing the seed far away from the parent plant, the birds increase the chances of it...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.19

India Inc must nurture world-class education

The awarding of the Nobel Prize to three poverty researchers has made waves in India, largely because Abhijit V. Banerjee happens to be of Indian origin. Esther Duflo — one of the most riveting spea...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.19

Education reform must go beyond the curriculum

The dismal condition of India’s education system is no secret. There has been little improvement in spite of reforms being a significant part of the public discourse on education. The problem may li...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.19

Education policy should not play games of domination

By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 21.05.19

Funds flow for education sector down to a trickle

He said India may be growing but it is still a country of poor people.“You have to strengthen the public education system. If the larger base is struggling, you cannot build the superstructure,” G...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.19

The state of education is frighteningly dark

West Bengal has been slipping and sliding down the school education ladder for some time. The 2017-18 Performance Grading Index report of all states and Union territories on school education, publishe...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

Our leaders do not want real universities

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council was started in 1994 in response to the call by the National Policy on Education (1986) to “address the issues of deterioration in the quality of edu...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.19

We are neglecting the future of our youth

Nearly 53 years ago, D.S. Kothari, then chairman of the University Grants Commission, submitted the Report of the Education Commission 1964-66, subtitled Education & National Development, to the t...
By Samantak Das in


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