Tag Archives: Education

India Lost Edge In Education Due To Macaulay’s Policies: Giriraj Singh

India Lost Edge In Education Due To Macaulay’s Policies: Giriraj Singh Union Minister Giriraj Singh blamed colonialism for ruining India’s traditional learning system. (File) NEW DELHI: India lost its edge in education due to the introduction of western education by British colonialists, especially Lord Thomas Macaulay — governor-general from 1832-1835 – said Union Minister Giriraj Singh today. Mr Singh, who ... Read More »

Swift Playgrounds Coding Education App Released for iPad

Swift Playgrounds Coding Education App Released for iPad HIGHLIGHTS Swift Playgrounds is compatible with iPad Air, Pro, mini 2 running iOS 10 Real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface Swift Playgrounds includes Apple-developed programming lessons Tech giant Apple on Tuesday announced that Swift Playgrounds, a new iPad app that makes learning to code easy and fun ... Read More »

Smriti Irani says won’t make education report public for now

Smriti Irani said her ministry had promised the states a say in the new policy. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Human resources development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani on Friday took a dig at former cabinet secretary T.S.R. Subramanian who recently submitted a new education policy (NEP) report, saying she will not make the policy “the legacy of one individual”. The five-member ... Read More »

ICAR questions quality of education at Maharashtra agriculture universities

Farm sector experts in Maharashtra, especially those representing farmers, have for long been critical of the agriculture universities for their ‘failure’ to address the state’s chronic farm crisis. Mumbai: Raising a question mark over the quality of education and research at four agriculture universities in Maharashtra, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has put on hold their accreditation. At ... Read More »

10 recommendations of Subramanian Committee on new education policy

The outlay on education should be raised to at least 6% of GDP without further loss of time. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government in May suggesting measures that the country must take to improve the sector that caters to over 300 million ... Read More »

In Saffronizing Education, Javadekar Will Beat Smriti Hands Down

I must confess to a soft corner for Smriti Irani. She was such a feisty HRD minister – pungent, tart, ever-ready to fight her corner, articulate in both Hindi and English (and, presumably, her mother tongue, Gujarati), with a sharp repartee always on her tongue, a vocabulary of wit and abuse in equal measure, well-prepared in parliament and a first-class ... Read More »

Prakash Javadekar Takes Charge Of Education Ministry

Prakash Javadekar replaced Union Minister Smriti Irani– who now heads the Textiles Ministry. NEW DELHI:  Promising to convert the challenges into opportunities, former Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar took charge of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry today. Mr Javadekar, who earlier held independent charge as the Minister of State was the only minister promoted to the cabinet rank in the ... Read More »

My Job Will be To Make Quality Education Accessible To All: MN Pandey

Mahendra Nath Pandey is a Lok Sabha MP from Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh. NEW DELHI:  Minister of State for Education Mahendra Nath Pandey, who today took charge, said his priority was to make quality education accessible to all the citizens of the country. Interacting with mediapersons, Mr Pandey, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh, said ... Read More »

‘We Are The Crazy Boys,’ Says New Education Minister Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, singled out on Monday for a promotion to cabinet rank, played down the elevation. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Mr Javadekar replaced Ms Irani as education minister in cabinet rejig He was singled out for a promotion to cabinet rank We are ‘doers,’ he said on sharing passion for PM’s development agenda “We are the crazy boys,” new education minister ... Read More »

‘Ideas Welcome’: New Minister Javadekar Promises Education Roadmap

New HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar invited ideas and suggestions in his today’s interaction with media. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Prakash Javadekar replaced Smriti Irani in yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle The new education minister said he will consult PM Modi on roadmap Education is not a subject of party politics, says Mr Jadavekar New Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has promised a ... Read More »