PALESTINIAN ENTREPRENEURS attend a training session in the UCAS Technology Incubator office in Gaza.. (photo credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)   This past summer we traveled all across the country as interns of the Ambassadors’ Club of Israel, and met a diverse group of people. In many of our conversations, we noticed one recurring issue when discussing any hope ... Read More »

General Mills’ Box Tops for Education Program Is Going Digital

  In 1996, General Mills began adding redemption offers to its line of cereals. Named Box Tops for Education, the program allowed consumers to clip the offer from the tops of products like Cheerios and forward them to their child’s school, which could redeem each slip for 10 cents; that money was then used to buy school supplies and fund educational events. In the ... Read More »

150 poor students get education aid

  Malakpet: As many As 150 students from economically weaker sections of the minority community from the City pursuing Intermediate and graduation were provided education aid worth Rs 17.50 lakh for the current academic year by SEED, USA. The programme was jointly organised by Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) at MESCO Auditorium in Malakpet on Sunday. Amongst the beneficiaries was a young ... Read More »

Education loans: Financing to yield the dividend

Jobs have always been at the helm of political and economic debates, and the recent controversy around the government trying to pull down the NSSO report on jobs earlier this year had brought this topic to the limelight again. The recently published Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), released after the new government was sworn in, not only talks about unemployment ... Read More »

Policy | For the education sector, the budget offers a mixed bag

The Union Budget, tabled on July 5, allocated Rs 94,853.64 crore for the education sector, which marks an increase of over 13 per cent from the revised estimates of 2018-19 financial year. However, this allocation is meagre considering that India represents one of the largest education systems in the world. The Kothari Commission and subsequent committees have emphasised the need of ... Read More »

Modi government’s draft NEP proposes a paradigm shift in education planning

CHENNAI: September 5 is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in memory of great scholar Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the architect of independent India’s first higher education policy. However, the new draft National Education Policy recently released by the Modi government diverges drastically from the legacy of this scholar, taking a 180-degree turn from some of the fundamental ideals enshrined by Radhakrishnan in ... Read More »

Budget 2019: New National Education Policy, focus on research and innovation to boost number of startups

Union Budget 2019 India: The government has also allocated Rs 400 crore under the head ‘World Class Institutions’ for FY20. Budget 2019-20: The announcement of bringing a new National Education Policy to “transform India’s higher education system to one of the global best education systems,” according to the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has been cherished by the players in India’s ... Read More »

Opinion | Glimpses of the much-awaited National Education Policy

On 31 May, the draft National Education Policy (NEP) developed by a committee chaired by K. Kasturirangan was shared by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) for public comment. A comprehensive education policy for India is on the anvil for the first time since 1986. Many fundamentals of education are normative or are founded in human psychology. Changes on ... Read More »

New Education Policy 2019: Key takeaways from the draft proposal – changes recommended summarized

Draft for the New Education Policy, NEP 2019 has been submitted to the Union Cabinet. The draft proposes radical changes to the system including overhauling the entire structure, extending RTE and 3 languages. New Education Policy 2019: Key takeaways  |  Photo Credit: PTI After years of wait, the Draft New Education Policy 2019 proposal has been submitted by the committee set ... Read More »

HRD Ministry drafts new National Educational Policy: 19 changes recommended

National Educational Policy 2019 The draft of National Educational Policy has been submitted to the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre in New Delhi by Committee led by the Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan on Friday May 31, 2019 in the presence of R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary Department of Higher Education and ... Read More »