The Indian government on Wednesday replaced a 34-year-old National Policy on Education, framed in 1986, with the New Education Policy of 2020. The NEP, approved by the union cabinet, makes sweeping reforms in school and higher education including teaching. Some of the biggest highlights of the NEP 2020 are, 1) a single regulator for higher education institutions, 2) multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, 3) discontinuation of MPhil programmes, 4) low stakes board exams, 5) common entrance exams for universities. New Education Policy 2020: Important highlights: Schooling starts…Read More
New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: School and higher education to see major changes !!
New Education Policy was launched on Wednesday, July 29. Earlier, in the afternoon the Union cabinet approved the policy that aims to overhaul the country’s education system. Union Ministers for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Prakash Javadekar and Human Resource Development (HRD) and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, made the announcement on the NEP- 2020. Earlier on May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reviewed the NEP- 2020, for which draft was prepared by a panel of experts led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan. The NEP 2020 aims at making “India…Read More
PM Modi to address grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on August 1 !!
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on August 1 during which over 10,000 students will compete to solve 243 problem statements from government departments and industries, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Monday. The HRD minister chaired a high-level meeting to give the final shape to the plan for the finale of the hackathon event scheduled from August 1-3.Smart India Hackathon is an initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by…Read More
Inside India’s online education boom !!
A year is a long time in business and, especially if it is marked by a “black swan” event. The coronavirus outbreak that continues unabated has devastated economies across all over the world, wrecking businesses as millions and millions of people are forced to stay in to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus. This staying in has pushed people deeper into the virtual world. They meet, learn, work, and even marry online. India is no exception and if numbers are anything to go by, it is in the…Read More
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu asks DU to retain admission under ECA quota for talented artists
New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday asked Delhi university authorities to retain the procedure for admission under the extra-curricular activities quota that has been in place of previously by earmarking seats for talented artists. During a meeting with the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean Colleges, Delhi University, Naidu also asked the university the authorities to take prompt action on finalizing the examination calendar and on filling up vacant positions in the University. The advice on extra-curricular quota by Naidu, who is also the Chancellor of the University of…Read More
CBSE syllabus reduction row: HRD Minister tweets on ‘false narratives’, explains measures further !!
New Delhi: On Tuesday, the CBSE syllabus for classes 9 to 12 was reduced by 30% for 2020-21 because of the loss of teaching time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. On Thursday, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted on the “uninformed commentary” on the matter after criticism started to flow in regarding what was deleted from the CBSE syllabus. “There has been a lot of uninformed commentary on the exclusion of some topics from #CBSESyllabus. The problem with these comments is that they resort to sensationalism by connecting topics…Read More
After CBSE, Goa Board may also reduce syllabus to make up for academic loss !!
Goa: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examination (GBSHSE) is contemplating to reduce the syllabus for classes 10 and 12 for the academic year 2020-21 in view of the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior official said it. The board will be consider views of the Principals Forum and the Goa Headmasters Association before taking any final decision, GBSHSE Chairman Ramakrishna Samant told reporters on Wednesday. “We will come up with a decision in the next few days, he said. The 2020-21 academic session,…Read More
Despite curbs, learning process is on !!
New Delhi: In spite of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the teaching fraternity in Delhi-NCR schools has ensured that the learning process of students remains uninterrupted and moves swiftly, using different online applications Year 2020, the year of the covid-19 pandemic, has pit all of humanity against the virus. It has changed lifestyles, quarantined and locked all home, and damaged health, wealth and well-being immensely. This has been no less than a war – except that in this one, we are all on the same side. Like in every…Read More
CBSE 10th, 12th Exam 2020 Live Updates: CBSE, ICSE 10th, 12th July exams cancelled, board tells SC !!
New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not conduct the class 10th examination while the students of Class 12th will be given an option of appearing in exams after conditions are conducive. The Class 12th students will get the option to appear in examinations or take assessment on the basis of their performance in past three exams. SC had last week asked CBSE to consider scrapping the class 10 and Class 12 board exams in view of the growing cases of coronavirus infections…Read More
Why India Needs a Different Way to Support Climate Research and Education !!
New Delhi: Climate science has been an accidental tourist at the debate dominating human discourse in the last two decades. Developing countries like India are being forced to strike a fine, but often impossible, balance between pushing aggressively for economic development and mitigating the unavoidable environmental damage that comes with such development (because of, among other reasons, reliance on dirty energy, unmanaged land use and natural resource exploitation). Economic development however also facilitates higher investments in the human and computational resources required to advance weather and climate predictions as well…Read More