Government Schools
India  /  Published 09.05.22

Report: 51,000 govt schools close

The UDISE Plus report for 2020-21, released last week, shows a further dip by 521 to 1,032,049, the relatively smaller decline presumably owing to a slowdown in school mergers amid the pandemic. Whil...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.22

Few takers: Govt schools

Government schools are doing worse than private schools — in Assam at least. The chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, prophesied a bleak future for government schools when speaking at D...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Teachers request Mamata to reconsider school uniform decision

A government school teachers’ association has written to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to reconsider the decision to introduce a common colour code for school uniforms as each uniform reflects ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.03.22

Mizoram may follow West Bengal with common uniform for govt schools

The colour of school uniforms may for primary, middle and high school students ...

News  /  Published 21.03.22

West Bengal opts for uniform colour code for school uniforms

The colour of the students’ uniform from pre-primary to Class VIII in all government, government-aided and government-sponsored schools will be navy blue and white and the shirt and the kameez w...
By Subhankar Chowdhury


Opinion  /  Published 16.03.22

New class: Dalit schooling

How affirmative is affirmative action? The question is pertinent in a society as layered and intricate as India’s. The government has decided to conduct tests for Dalit students who have passed ...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.02.22

Push to bridge learning gap

A day after announcing the launching of a multi-activity center for elderly persons, the Bokaro district administration today decided to hold a Parents Teachers Meeting (PTM) in all government sc...
By Praduman Choubey in Bokaro

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.22

Still unequal: education

Appearances can be deceptive. On the face of it, education has been allotted Rs 1,04,278 crore — a rise of Rs 11,054 crore from 2021-2022 — in this year’s budget. However, this still...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.02.22

Prod to spend on school education infrastructure

The Economic Survey for 2021-22 has recommended augmenting investments in school education infrastructure at a time children are switching from private to government schools amid a dip in parental inc...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.22

Mamata: Schools can reopen

Government schools and higher education institutions can resume physical sessions from February 3, and daily flights connecting Calcutta with Delhi and Mumbai can operate, according to a series of rel...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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