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Meena Pillai

Not protesting for communism, but to prevent death of research, says academic who resigned over CUK's research subject restriction

Dr Meena T Pillai, a member of the Central University of Kerala's Board of Studies resigned a few days back, protesting the circular that asked the students to work on subjects of national priority

Published on 23rd March 2019
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Why removing onion, garlic from mid-day meals in Karnataka could lead to more school dropouts

When the taste of the food is compromised, there is often a disinterest on the part of the child in consuming this food and this can be linked to dropout rates, according to public health experts

Published on 18th March 2019
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It will take India 87 years to have basic amenities in schools, RTE compliance, says report

Following U-DISE data the study goes on to say that India is far from being able to provide secondary education to all because there is a severe shortage of school infrastructure

Published on 13th March 2019
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School textbooks in Thiruvananthapuram to turn smart with QR codes from the coming academic year

A QR code is a type of two-dimensional barcode used for providing easy access to information through a smartphone or camera

Published on 13th March 2019
Prakash Javdekar

Cabinet passes ordinance to restore 200-point roster, activists welcome decision

There was a lot of anticipation over whether or not the cabinet would restore the old roster system or implement the new one

Published on 7th March 2019
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Teachers on either side of roster debate slam Cabinet decision as 'political gimmick'  

While the advocates of the 200-point roster said that the ordinance is only temporary and just a show, the ones opposing the move feel there was no need to reverse a Supreme Court verdict

Published on 7th March 2019
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Why Nagaland's Central University will be the worst hit by the 13-point roster system 

With a Scheduled Tribe population close to 90 per cent, the new roster will hit future teaching appointments in the state particularly hard

Published on 6th March 2019
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TN School Education Department bans use of mobile in exam centres for Class XI and Class XII

This year, as per the MHRD guidelines, the time for scribes will be reduced from an hour to 50 minutes

Published on 28th February 2019
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Every morning, I wake up, think about it and feel charged: The Mohandas Pai interview

TV Mohandas Pai, the man behind Manipal Global Education, who has been working to improve the quality of education for children across India, tells us about who inspired him to start Akshaya Patra

Published on 20th February 2019
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Why no VIP will be launching retired bureaucrat Anil Swarup's book 'Not Just a Civil Servant'

Anil Swarup, former civil servant, talks about his post-retirement plans, his latest book and his plans to set up a nexus of good

Published on 19th February 2019
ThinkEdu Conclave

An education policy is not enough, what we need is an action plan

Values such as sustainable development, sensitivity to society, dignity of labour and constant need for innovation should be integral to any education policy

Published on 14th February 2019
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Today, Ambedkar and Periyar would have been called seditious. When India's biggest student unionists debated dissent

The right-wing panelists said that while dissent was important it was not right to criticise the country

Published on 14th February 2019
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Roster Debate: This is the latest attempt by the government to kill reservation. Here's why

The recent revision of the 200-point roster system and replacing it with the 13-point roster system has sparked a debate in the country. Here's a look into it 

Published on 9th February 2019
Teachers Online Refresher Courses

Teachers can now enrol for online refresher courses in anything from Indian culture to communication technology

The registration for the course is open until February 28, 2019. Any teacher can enrol, irrespective of their subject and seniority. 

Published on 8th February 2019
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CBSE drops encrypted question paper plan for board exams, goes back to sending hard copies

During the 2018 board examinations for class X and XII, the leakage of question paper over WhatsApp had resulted in major embarrassment and loss of face for the CBSE and the MHRD

Published on 5th February 2019

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