Education System
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

Entertainment  /  Published 14.01.19

It’s Emraan Hashmi 2.0 with Why Cheat India

It's not as if the superstars aren't aware of this -- and that age isn't on their side. They have experimented but they seem to have focused more on physicality than content at times. SRK played a phy...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

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 04.06.19

Education policy should not play games of domination

By The Editorial Board 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

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

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

Opinion  /  Published 07.02.19

Linguistic diversity is India's advantage

Less is not always more — especially when it comes to languages and the role they play in the development of children’s attention capacity. This was evident in the findings of a study at Canada’...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.19

Where our education system is failing

It is not all bad news in the Annual Status of Education Report produced by Pratham for 2018. More children than ever are going to school, around 96 per cent — the figure more or less the same since...
By The Editorial Board in


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