Focus on schools, no...

The other issue is the desperate need to improve school education. Take the latest ASER (Annual Status of Education Report). It shows that the proportion of class 5 students who can read a class 2 text has declined 15 percentage points since 2005. The proportion of class 8 students who can do...

Faculty Shortage

When people talk about making it knowledge based economy; I get worried. Sorry, don’t jump to the conclusion. I am not against that idea at all.  But there are certain genuine concerns that bother me. The biggest hurdle in the path of realizing this dream is dearth of good faculty who could...

Educating the Educat...

1. The first thing a teacher must ask himself, when he decides that he wants to teach, is what exactly he means by teaching. Is he going to teach the usual subjects in the habitual way? Does he want to condition the child to become a cog in the social machine, or help him to be an integrated,...

Importance of Video ...

At its most basic level, video conferencing in education connects remote students to teachers. On a more exciting level, it also leads students on virtual tours, brings far-away experts on camera for interviews and allows kids to try out their fledgling foreign language skills on their peers...

Impact of Union Budg...

The budget can have a positive impact on the employment generation potential of education, health care, real estate and housing, infrastructure development, logistics, telecom and the manufacturing sectors.India plans to raise its expenditure in the education sector by about a quarter to Rs...

Education: An Unfini...

Education builds the man so it builds the nation. Today we claim to be the biggest human resources supplier for the world, but are we concerned what quality of human capital we are building and for whose needs? We supply bureaucrats to the government, software engineers to the IT companies...

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