Tag Archives: education

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 »

Schools, businesses grapple with schools’ computer education

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas leaders in business, education and politics are considering ways to update the state’s school curriculums to teach students computer science skills that will prepare them for how technology is changing the world. Making the changes would require overcoming several obstacles, including how to add more computer science courses without reducing time for traditional science subjects, and ... 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 »

Education, jobs can stop population growth

Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times) At 365 million, India’s young between the ages of 10 years and 24 years is more than the population of the US, which at 329.1 million, is the third most populous after China and India, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population report 2019 released this week. ... Read More »

We don’t need no education?

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately, and I’ve been watching the rise of Lambda School — which I think is fantastic, incidentally — and the combination has me wondering two things: how educated do software engineers need to be? And how well does that map to what they actually learn from formal education? Let’s step back and define some terms ... Read More »

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means current teaching methods may ... Read More »

61% regret starting late in saving for child’s education: HSBC Value of Education survey

As many as 44% still want a foreign education for the child, according to a recent HSBCValue of Education survey. Average money spent over the course of a university degree Parents: Rs 3.61 lakh Students: Rs 7.77 lakh Funding gap: Rs 4.15 lakh Sacrifices made by parents to support child’s education Took less expensive holidays: 60% Took fewer holidays: 59% Reduced or ... Read More »