Primary Education
Opinion  /  Published 30.10.19

Have politicians forgotten what childhood was like?

It often seems as though politicians never had a childhood. They have forgotten how they tried to duck studies. The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 for children between six and 14 yea...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

Partha Chatterjee fires pass-fail salvo

The Centre did not leave the state governments any choice to decide in which class of the elementary level the pass-fail system will be reintroduced, Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee said o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.19

School vacation ends on June 9

Summer vacation in government and aided schools will end on June 9 instead of June 30. Hours before a higher education department notification announced the decision formally on Thursday, education mi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.18

Primary lessons in citizenship

Education is an important human capability that is considered essential for economic development. Education helps one to know about the world one lives in, think, discover new facts, and create new ob...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.19

A code of conduct for all

Every profession has a written or unwritten code of ethics. Schoolteachers are required to observe a rigorous code of conduct not only because they have the onerous task of shaping young minds, but al...
By Devi Kar 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

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

The life of a patriot is easy in New India

Patriotism used to be serious business. Whether it was giving one’s life for the cause of the country and its people or working on the ground, educating the masses, protecting the environment and ig...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.19

Primary education suffers as ministries wrangle

The Centre has been levying an education cess for primary education to create a dedicated corpus for school education called the Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh under the human resource development ministry s...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 25.12.18

Govt denies kids cash for school

The money every taxpayer pays towards the Primary Education Cess, meant to improve the quality of government schooling in the country, is not being used entirely for the purpose.A sizeable portion of ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.18

Xavier’s kindles kindergarten contest

St Xavier’s Collegiate School aims to open a kindergarten section by 2020, acknowledging that the trend of early schooling is here to stay and that its decision to catch them younger might have come...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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