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Indian Education System
Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Dig Deeper: Gender gap in education

It is heartening when data bear signs of progress on the ground. Such signs were evident in the findings of the All India Survey on Higher Education, which showed that the gender gap in higher educati...
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Opinion  /  Published 11.06.21

Just grading: PGI system

Competition is healthy when the goal is positive. The Indian government initiated the Performance Grading Index for school education in the states and Union territories from 2017-18 to improve school ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

A classroom is more than just books and grades

The mayor of New York City, with an eye on the winding down of the pandemic, has announced that teachers and children shall come back to school in September, the beginning of the new school year. He f...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.21

Something is rotten in the schools

My work email inbox often looks like a marketplace where I am exhorted to buy goods or services — supposedly for the betterment of my school. One look at the kind of mail that I receive will con...
By Devi Kar in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.21

ON IT AGAIN: UGC offers 40% courses online

Institutions in India seem to be acquiring new responsibilities. The University Grants Commission, the regulator of academic standards and other matters relating to higher education, is acquiring the ...
By The Editorial Board in

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Opinion  /  Published 17.03.21

Education and the budget

The year, 2020, will be remembered not only for the global pandemic but also for the National Education Policy. When NEP-2020 was announced, it was clear that heavy financial resources would be needed...
By Sanjeev Rai in

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...
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