Supreme court approves “CBSE assessment formula”

What is the News? Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) cancelled Class 12th final exams due to COVID-19. Recently the Supreme Court of India has approved the formula submitted by the CBSE to assess the final marks of Class 12 students. What is the CBSE assessment formula? The CBSE assessment formula has divided the marks’… Continue reading Supreme court approves “CBSE assessment formula”

UNESCO Science Report Finds India’s investment in Research Unsatisfactory

What is the News? The UNESCO Science Report(USR) has been released. About UNESCO Science Report(USR): UNESCO Science Report is a global monitoring report. It is published every five years by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization(UNESCO). Objective: The report monitors trends in science governance worldwide to identify which development path countries are following. Latest… Continue reading UNESCO Science Report Finds India’s investment in Research Unsatisfactory

All India Survey on Higher Education(AISHE) 2019-20

What is the News? Ministry of Education has released the report of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2019-20. About AISHE Report 2019-20: The AISHE Report provides key performance indicators on the current status of Higher education in the country. First Report: The report was initiated in the year 2011. This is the 10th… Continue reading All India Survey on Higher Education(AISHE) 2019-20

Higher education in India & QS World University Rankings- Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released their World University Rankings for 2022. In that, no Indian institution figures in the top 100 list in that index. Further, Only three educational institutes from India feature in the top 200 list. This raises the important question regarding the quality of Higher education in India. On the other hand,… Continue reading Higher education in India & QS World University Rankings- Explained, pointwise

“QS World University Rankings 2022” released: Only three institutes from India

What is the news? The QS World University Rankings 2022 have been released. About QS World University Rankings: QS World University Rankings is released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Purpose: It is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings. Parameters: The universities are evaluated based on the following six… Continue reading “QS World University Rankings 2022” released: Only three institutes from India

Govt launches “Performance Grading Index 2019-20”

What is the news? Performance Grading Index 2019-20, for States and Union Territories, has been released by the Education ministry. What is the Performance Grading Index (PGI)? Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a tool to provide insights on the status of school education in States and UTs. This includes key levers that drive their performance… Continue reading Govt launches “Performance Grading Index 2019-20”

CBSE can’t refuse to change names after declaring results: Supreme Court

What is the News? The Supreme Court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow changes in name or date of birth in school certificates issued by it even after the publication of results. What is the issue? A petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the CBSE’s Examination Bye-Laws of… Continue reading CBSE can’t refuse to change names after declaring results: Supreme Court

“Mid-Day-Meal Scheme” – Govt decides to provide monetary assistance through DBT

What is the News? The Ministry of Education has approved the proposal to provide monetary assistance to students enrolled in Mid-Day-Meal Scheme. The cooking cost component amount will be provided through Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) to all eligible children. About Mid Day Meal Scheme: Mid Day Meal Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme launched in 1995… Continue reading “Mid-Day-Meal Scheme” – Govt decides to provide monetary assistance through DBT

Must Needed Reforms for Online Higher Education

Synopsis:  There are many issues associated with school-level online education. But there are similar issues associated with online higher education as well. But, these can be removed with proper suggestions. Introduction: The government spent merely 3.2% of its GDP on education in 2020-21. Online education started in India without any changes in infrastructure, training, etc.… Continue reading Must Needed Reforms for Online Higher Education

Govt signs MoU with Microsoft for the “Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools”

What is the News? The Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft. The MOU aims to support the digital transformation of Tribal schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools(EMRS).  About the MoU for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools: As part of the MoU, Microsoft will make Artificial Intelligence(AI) curriculum.… Continue reading Govt signs MoU with Microsoft for the “Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools”