Opinion  /  Published 11.04.19

The government should fund basic research

An oft-heard argument has been that the Indian government must increase its funding for science and technology research. The government’s research and development funding as a fraction of overall gr...
By Rakesh Kumar

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.01.20

700 students get INSPIREd

Class X student Bittu Das of Upgraded High School, Marigora, in East Singhbhum had no idea what farming was but a little guidance from his bicycle mechanic father helped him make a bicycle water pump ...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 19.11.19

Call for water meter to curb wastage

By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Bihar  /  Published 28.09.18

At Aryabhatta varsity, Malaviya turban, women gold medalists dominate

Girls bagged 10 of the 15 gold medals as students dressed in Indian attire and Malaviya pagdi — popularised by Madan Mohan Malaviya, the late founder of Banaras Hindu University — collected their ...
By Roshan Kumar in Patna


Opinion  /  Published 27.04.19

Surgical strike against science and scholarship

A term greatly beloved of the Narendra Modi government is ‘surgical strike’. It was first invoked in September 2016, after a cross-border raid undertaken by the Indian army on camps in Pakistan. N...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

The hollowness of the new education policy

For the last couple of months, the country has been occupied in a discussion on the draft national education policy. Academics and academic institutions are worried about the impending spectre of havi...
By G.N. Devy

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

Bihar  /  Published 26.09.18

Aryabhatta varsity sets dress code for 3rd convocation

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), which would organise its fifth convocation on September 28, will be the first state university to introduce convocation dress code for participants as approved b...
By Roshan Kumar in Patna


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