Mohan Bhagwat calls for ‘radical transformation’ in education system

Mohan Bhagwat calls for ‘radical transformation’ in education system   Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that there is a need for “radical transformation” in the education system from curriculum to teachers’ training. “We feel the need for a radical transformation from curriculum to teachers’ training. This cannot be achieved through mere structural changes,” Bhagwat said at an RSS event here. “We need an education system which gives comprehensive knowledge and pride about our language (Swa Bhasha), our attire (Swa Bhoosha), our culture (Swa Sanskriti), our…

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6% of GDP of all states should go towards education: Sisodia

New Delhi: Citing lack of funds in the education sector, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia urged the Centre Saturday to formulate a law which would require Centre and state governments in the country to allocate at least 6% of their respective gross domestic product (GDP) towards education. Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, made the suggestion during a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) convened by the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on Saturday to discuss the draft National Education Policy (NEP) with state…

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Why girls drop out of higher education

A four-State study by CRY highlights the underlying causes and suggests some solutions   With great strides having been made in ensuring elementary education for girls, the new challenge is getting them into secondary and higher secondary school and making sure they don’t drop out. A recent study, ‘Educating the Girl Child: Role of Incentivisation and other enablers and disablers’, done by CRY (Child Rights and You) gives important leads on checking dropouts and tells you what keeps parents from sending their daughters to school as they grow older. It…

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Thousands protest in Brazil against Bolsonaro’s education cuts

  Thousands of students and teachers have protested across Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro’s federal cuts in education spending. Union leaders called for a strike on Tuesday in the education sector, denouncing funding cuts from elementary schools to higher public education and plans to open federal universities to private investment. The government said it is implementing the cuts across the board and in an equal way. In Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, hundreds of protesters took to the streets denouncing the cutbacks.   Demonstrators carried banners reading, “Bolsonaro, enemy of education” and chanting, “Come,…

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AP Assembly passes Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill to regulate school fees

AP Assembly passed Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill which intends to regulate school fees. (Image: IANS)   Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill which intended to regulate school fees so that burden on parents will be reduced. “This is a historic bill. The education system in the state is collapsed to such a level that private schools are collecting exorbitant fees yet nobody can question them. There was a minister in the past government who owns such a big group of educational institutes.…

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Commission will end irregularities in school education, says Andhra Pradesh government

VIJAYAWADA: Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh has said the proposed AP State Education Commission will end all irregularities in school education and regularise the school fee.  Speaking to newsmen here on Saturday, Suresh said two Bills  — AP Higher Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill and AP School Education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission Bill — introduced in the State Assembly on Friday, will be discussed on Monday. “Once those two Acts come into force, they will bring revolutionary reforms in school and higher education. Both the commissions will be headed by retired…

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AAP using education system for politics: BJP

NEW DELHI: Citing a ‘circular’ purportedly issued by the Delhi government, the opposition-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress-on Friday alleged that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is asking parents about their political choices ahead of Assembly elections. However, the AAP termed the letter as ‘fake’ and said it was an attempt to derail the education reforms being carried out by the AAP government. A delegation led by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also met the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday on the issue and demanded cancellation of three…

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Punjab education minister’s directions to private schools regarding books and uniforms

Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school children by certain private schools. Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla Saturday directed all private schools in the state to not force parents to buy books and uniforms from particular shops. The sale of uniforms and books within school premises has also been prohibited. The directives, meant for all private schools affiliated to the CBSE, ICSE and the Punjab School Education Board, came after taking note of reports suggesting exploitation of parents of school…

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Microsoft partners with 10 educational institutes in India to launch AI digital labs

New Delhi: US technology giant, Microsofthas partnered with 10 higher educational institutes in the country to launch artificial intelligence (AI) digital labs. As part of this partnership, these institutes would emerge as learning centres of emerging technologies and solutions. Some of these institutes include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, ISB, KL University, among others. This is a three-year programme that the company would be running at these institutes with an intention to collaborate with more such institutes in the country. “We are in talks with leading institutes and…

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How CBSE Students Can Crack The Board Exams?

If you are a CBSE student preparing for your board exams, you will find this article relatively helpful. Here, we have tried to give some important tips for the CBSE students to top the Class 10 and 12 board exams. If you are a class 10 or 12 student, you will understand the need to begin your studies by going through the syllabus first. Tips To Score In Class 10 and Class 12 Exams By reading through the cbse syllabus for class 12, you will grasp the concepts and topics…

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