Kerala row and beyond: Governor’s role in state, central universities

What is the news? Kerala Governor has written a letter to the Kerala Chief Minister expressing his desire to step down as Chancellor, alleging political interference in the universities.  What is the role of Governor in State Universities? The governor of the state is the ex-officio chancellor of the universities in that state. As the… Continue reading Kerala row and beyond: Governor’s role in state, central universities

NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation announce the launch of ‘Convoke 2021-22’

What is the news? NITI Aayog in partnership with Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has launched Convoke 2021-22. What is Convoke? CONVOKE is a National Research Symposium for Teachers and Heads of Schools. Aim: To address challenges in imparting education and strengthening its quality with special focus on all teachers, educationists, heads… Continue reading NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation announce the launch of ‘Convoke 2021-22’

Parliament passes National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021

What is the news? Parliament has passed the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021. About National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Bill seeks to amend the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998.  Aim: To ​​accord the status of ‘institute of national importance’ to… Continue reading Parliament passes National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Make the mental well beings of teacher a priority

News: Pandemic has impacted the lives of all in one way or another. Teachers are also not an exception in this. What are the issues faced by the teachers due to the pandemic? Security: Teachers who teach in low-fee private schools often have low salaries, poor working conditions and no systemic protection. Read more: The decline… Continue reading Make the mental well beings of teacher a priority

Challenges in NIRF: Recast this apples-and-oranges ranking method

News: Ranking of state-run Higher Education Institutes (HEI) with centrally funded institutes (CFI) like IIT’s under the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) is not a good step. What is National Institution Ranking Framework? Read here: National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Why it is not a good step to rank both state-run HEI and CFI altogether? Allocation of… Continue reading Challenges in NIRF: Recast this apples-and-oranges ranking method

Our National Education policy could yet rescue school students

News: On the recommendations of the Kothari Commission, the first National Education Policy was released in 1968. The government has again introduced the National Education Policy 2020, which aims to transform the basic architecture culture and approach of Indian education. Also read: National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: Implementation Plan for School Education How can the National Education… Continue reading Our National Education policy could yet rescue school students

Common entrance test for central varsities: plan, criticism

What is the News? University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to central universities to take appropriate measures for conducting the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the 2022-23 academic session. What is the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)? CUCET was launched in the year 2010 to… Continue reading Common entrance test for central varsities: plan, criticism

Remote education was inaccessible to most children, says survey

What is the News? According to a survey conducted by ICRIER and LIRNEAsia, a think tank focusing on digital policy, remote education was inaccessible to most children in India. What is remote learning? Remote learning is where the student and the educator, or information source, are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment. Information… Continue reading Remote education was inaccessible to most children, says survey

National Achievement Survey 2021 has been conducted successfully across the country, with enthusiastic participation of schools and students

What is the News? National Achievement Survey 2021 has been conducted successfully across the country. As per initial, nearly 96 percent of schools and 92 percent of the targeted sampled children participated in the survey. What is the National Achievement Survey? ​​National Achievement Survey(NAS) is a nationally representative large-scale survey of students’ learning undertaken by… Continue reading National Achievement Survey 2021 has been conducted successfully across the country, with enthusiastic participation of schools and students

School students to prepare projects on lives of gallantry award winners under ‘Veer Gatha’ initiative

What is the News? The Government of India has launched the Veer Gatha Initiative. What is the Veer Gatha Initiative? Under the initiative, school students across the country will prepare projects in the form of poems, paintings, essays or multimedia presentations on the lives of gallantry award winners. Aim of the Project The aim of… Continue reading School students to prepare projects on lives of gallantry award winners under ‘Veer Gatha’ initiative