Tag Archives: Education

Does Entrepreneurship Education Make People Better Entrepreneurs?

A recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on entrepreneurship training asks a central question for anyone interested in starting a business: “Does entrepreneurship education make a difference?” You might think that this question has been resolved. After all, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation reports that more than 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities teach entrepreneurship. How could all those professors teach ... Read More »

Government to set up a depository to digitize education records

National academic depository (NAD)will be in place in next three months and would be extended to the entire country by the next academic year beginning June 2017. New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of national academic depository (NAD) to digitize all education records from school onward. The move, announced in the Union budget, will enable ... Read More »

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 »