The difference education makes to what the salaried earn in India

Synopsis: Earning variations can be explained by education but our problem of educated unemployment deserves deeper examination. Introduction Unemployment among educated youth has been high in India for some years now. Despite consistently rising unemployment, youngsters continue to invest in education because over their lifetime, they expect to earn more compared to people with low… Continue reading The difference education makes to what the salaried earn in India

Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Synopsis: This article explains the journey of Education and issues surrounding NEET. Introduction Historically, states had established medical colleges and allowed private persons to establish medical colleges. States regulated the admission of students to these colleges. Standards and quality of education improved over time. But, the NEET is creating an era of great inequity and… Continue reading Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Empathy through Education

Synopsis: Social and Emotional Learning is not fluff; it is an important goal in education. Introduction The article highlights the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as an important tool of education. India’s recent National Education Policy also highlights its importance in children’s development. What is SEL? It forms the foundation of human development, for… Continue reading Empathy through Education

Phase 2 of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme launched by IT Minister

What is the News? Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology launched Phase II of the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme. What is Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme? Launched by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2014 Aim: To enhance the number of PhDs in Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) and IT/IT Enabled Services (IT/ITES) sectors in… Continue reading Phase 2 of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme launched by IT Minister

As children come back to school, they will need both time and patience

Synopsis: As the schools will soon reopen after the pandemic induced gap, what should be the factors that should drive the education system? Introduction Pandemic has had a negative impact on the education of children with students facing up to 57 weeks of school closure. They might have forgotten what they had learnt. But there… Continue reading As children come back to school, they will need both time and patience

‘Know the enemy, know self’ is sound professional advice

Synopsis: India needs to up its game when it comes to Professional Military Education. We need professionals who are domain specialists having both academic and field experience. Introduction Sun Tzu, Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher, famously said, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a… Continue reading ‘Know the enemy, know self’ is sound professional advice

Where is the strategy for dealing with learning loss during Covid?

Synopsis: As the schools reopen, it should not just be the regular business. This should be used as an opportunity to revamp the education system. Introduction COVID has impacted the various sections of society, especially the students. With the question of reopening the schools, the parallel debate is going on how to cover the damage… Continue reading Where is the strategy for dealing with learning loss during Covid?

National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a Bill to dispense with the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET). This bill is passed based on the recommendation of the high-level committee led by retired judge AK Rajan. The committee report was prepared after looking into around 86,000 representations from various… Continue reading National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

The legacy of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, and his contribution to the building of AMU

What is the News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, UP. About Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh: Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in 1886. He was a freedom fighter, social reformer and an internationalist.  What are the contributions Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh? He gave… Continue reading The legacy of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, and his contribution to the building of AMU

IIT success as B-schools is a sign of a more expansive education vision taking root at premier engineering institutions

Synopsis: The IITs, were long known to provide only technical courses. However, we see that they are also doing well in management courses. Introduction Six IITs came in the top 20 management institutions, even outpacing reputed business schools such as IIM-Indore and IIM-Lucknow. This shows that India’s premier engineering schools are not restricted just only… Continue reading IIT success as B-schools is a sign of a more expansive education vision taking root at premier engineering institutions