Education System
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

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

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

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


Education  /  Published 07.01.19

Exam blues

School and college life are synonymous with examinations. And, for most of us, there are usually no sweet memories associated with exams. In recent years, the emphasis on doing exceptionally well in e...
By Santana Fell

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

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 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

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


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