The math problem in faculty reservation

The faulty 13-point roster can be easily corrected to ensure the constitutionally mandated quota The recent notification of the University Grants Commission (UGC), in response to an Allahabad High Court judgment of April 2017, directing all the universities and colleges to implement the reservation policy by treating the department or subject as a unit rather
Complete Reading

The HRD Minister on regulation of the education system, the updated NCERT textbooks, the CBSE leaks, and the draft education policy With the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre completing four years, Prakash Javadekar discusses the achievements of and issues facing the Ministry of Human Resource Development, including the two paper leaks of the
Complete Reading

May become the first petro product to come under GST The Goods and Services Tax Council is likely to take up the possible inclusion of natural gas in the indirect tax regime during its next meeting, according to a senior official in the Council. “Petroleum is a considerably larger source for revenues not only for
Complete Reading

The national medical entrance test is here to stay; States must prepare their students better There was no uncertainty over the medical admission process this year in Tamil Nadu. There were no attempts to get an exemption from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). And, willy-nilly, as many as 1.14 lakh aspirants took the examination that
Complete Reading

Does not include courses that need practical or lab work With the University Grants Commission approving the UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018, in its meeting on Thursday, higher educational institutions can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode in line with their regular programmes. An official release said only those disciplines
Complete Reading

The autonomy of the teacher has been cramped, and it reflects in the state of higher education Some months ago, a global leader of the IT industry set sections of India’s corporate-sector elite aflutter with the comment that Indians are not creative. It is possible to disagree with the criterion Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of
Complete Reading

  The Centre must review the implementation of the Right to Education Act across the country Although the recent Budget session of Parliament was appallingly disrupted by the ruling party’s surrogates and Question Hour did not function most of the time, some things did work, almost on autopilot. Written questions submitted by MPs were indeed
Complete Reading

Attending class in a research university should not be made compulsory There is an ongoing debate among students in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, about compulsory attendance. This is not a demand for the right to not attend classes. Rather, the protests against compulsory attendance aim to protect the university’s academic culture, which emphasises that
Complete Reading

The shift to private education is not good. Government schools ought to be the drivers of change In Uncertain Glory — India and its Contradictions, Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen begin their chapter on education with a quote from Rabindranath Tagore: “The imposing tower of misery which today rests on the heart of India has its
Complete Reading

Create Account



Log In Your Account