Education

Atishi Marlena, lovely in face-off on education

Atishi Marlena The contest for the East DelhiLok Sabha seat involves two candidates for whom education has a special place in their CVs. Atishi Marlena of Aam Aadmi Party has been credited as being the brain behind the education reforms initiated by the state government since 2015. Arvinder Singh Lovely of Congress, on the other hand, was the education minister in Sheila Dikshit’s ... Read More »

Nomenclature Of Coordination Compounds

 Coordination compounds are a class of substances with a unique chemical structure that features a central metal atom enclosed by non-metal atoms or groups of atoms called ligands. Chemical bonding is seen between the ligands and the central metal atom. Coordination compounds comprise substances like haemoglobin, vitamin B12, dyes and pigments, chlorophyll, and catalysts used in manufacturing organic substances. In ... Read More »

India’s 21st Century Education Imperative

Each year, over 20 million students enrol for a graduate degree in India. But as the quality of education in these institutions differs, the race to join the country’s top academic institutions is intense. In fact, with an acceptance rate of only 0.7per cent, IIT JEE has earned the reputation of being the toughest entrance exam in the world. Concerns ... Read More »

Opinion | Education should be India’s most important electoral issue

You may be 18, scrambling to get into a college or hunting for a course that can help you get a job quickly. You may be a young parent, worried about your child’s admission to school or feeling helpless with the poor attention given to her in school. You may be middle aged, getting crushed by the struggle to pay ... Read More »

Education gave this Yavatmal woman’s life a new direction

Shubhangi Jirapure with her son Om. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo) Shubhangi was 23, with a 13-month old son, when her husband Sanjay Jirapure, 27, committed suicide in 2006. Sanjay was a farmer from Kheda village of Karanja tehsil in Washim district. He had 9.5 acres of land, but did not get any yield that year. He had a farm loan of ... Read More »

Funding for pupils with special educational needs drops 17%

 Kevin Courtney of the National Education Union says support for children with special educational needs and disabilities is ‘woefully inadequate’. Photograph: Gary Calton/The Observer The government has been accused of failing children with special educational needs after a report found funding for pupils had been cut by 17% across England since 2015. The report by the thinktank IPPR North also ... Read More »

The European far right has its eye on education

Italy’s Minister of Education Marco Bussetti arrives at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy on June 1, 2018 [File: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters] Today, the Thirteenth World Congress of Families will kick off in Verona, under the patronage of the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Marco Bussetti, the Italian education minister, will be among a number of high-level officials ... Read More »

Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech. The order called for, among other things, an expansion to the federal College Scorecard, which reports average earnings and debt for graduates at institutions around the country. But the part that received the most attention was a directive to ... Read More »

How e-learning is transforming our education system with a tech-driven approach

Technology has today become an integral part of our daily life. It assists us in everything – from shopping, banking, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven portfolio management to learning a new language via an easy-to-use smartphone application. The merits that technology has been transferring to us are simply innumerable. But how effective can it really be in the field of education? ... Read More »

Opinion | A systemic approach to reforming education

Despite enormous and well-meaning efforts, we have not delivered quality learning outcomes to Indian children. Concerted efforts like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and initiatives like mid-day meals have ensured that we have solved the problem of access to school education for our children. With gross enrolment crossing 100%, the focus has appropriately shifted to improving learning outcomes. Assessments by the ... Read More »