Education

Education secretary backs review of university admissions

Cambridge University now offers a ‘second chance’ to high-performing disadvantaged students who narrowly missed out in initial applications. Photograph: Phil Wills/Alamy The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has backed a review into university admissions, including a fresh look at whether school leavers should only apply for places after receiving their A-level results. Williamson said recent developments, such as the steep rise in unconditional offers ... Read More »

Why Education Entrepreneurs Need To Move With Education—Not Disrupt It

Edtech investments reached an incredibly high number in 2018, with $1.45 billion raised—the same amount that hit the market in 2015. However, raising venture capital, regardless of the industry, is not a guaranteed measure of success in any business. Various entrepreneurs are moving away from working with investors because expectations that come along with money don’t always match the entrepreneur’s ... Read More »

On a global education overdrive

Fiona Docherty of UNSW. The University of New South Wales recently hosted India Open Days in four metros where prospective students and parents had direct access to teaching staff, admission and visa processes; post-degree internship and recruitment opportunities. In Delhi for the Open Day, Fiona Docherty, vice president, external affairs, UNSW, Sydney, talks about what is in store for Indian ... Read More »

IITs crucial for making India world education leader: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” on Saturday underlined the important role of IITs in establishing India as the world leader in education in the next five years. Speaking at the 57th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) here, Pokhriyal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the goal of establishing India as the world leader ... Read More »

Governance in education going the wrong way

The political and administrative power vested in the proposed National Education Commission doesn’t augur well One of the rather disquieting aspects of the Draft National Education Policy (DNEP) is its advocacy of a National Education Commission or Rashtriya Shiksha Aayog (RSA). This reincarnation of the Planning Commission, to be headed by the Prime Minister, will be all powerful. It will ... Read More »

Transforming Energy Education In The Digital Age

Cropped shot of a woman reading a book during a study session in a college library GETTY In this era of information sharing and building collaborations through social technologies, learning environments are more “open” than ever before. The idea of openness as sharing and expanding resources has brought about a paradigm shift in many parts of society and especially in higher education. ... Read More »

Need to rewrite the A-B-C of education

During the time that I served as vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi, I used to fantasise about the possibility of Srinivas Ramanujan turning up (straight from the Madras University of his time) at my university in the 21st century. Of course, such a compulsion would have been dictated by [“source=indiatoday”] Read More »

HRD Minister Calls Meet With The States On Draft Education Policy

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to fine-tune the draft National Education Policy (NEP), Human Resources Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has called a meeting with the education ministers of the states on June 22. The meeting will deliberate on the recommendations suggested by the draft policy. “Public suggestions are already being sought on the draft policy on the ministry’s website. Simultaneously, a ... Read More »

In Major Revamp, Draft Education Policy Does Away With 10+2 Model of Schooling, Brings in 5+3+3+4 Format

New Delhi: The draft New Education Policy (NEP), 2019, has recommended the restructuring of the school curriculum and pedagogy in a new “5+3+3+4 design”. This is a major departure from the legacies of the National Policy on Education, 1968, which follows the “10+2” format in the school education system. The NEP committee, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, is of ... Read More »

HP Board 12th Result 2019 to be out today at 11 am: Check HPBOSE Class 12 scores @ hpbose.org

HP Board 12th Result 2019 to be out today at 11 am: Check HPBOSE Class 12 scores @ hpbose.org HP Board 12th Result 2019: The Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, HPBOSE is all set to declare the results of over one lakh HPBOSE class 12th students today, April 22. All the candidates who appeared for the HPBOSE Class 12 ... Read More »