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Education

By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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India is a country which has the best and the worst of education. On the one hand, you have scientists, engineers, bureaucrats, philosophers, social activists and the crème de la crème of the society, and on the other, you find rag pickers, beggars, child labourers, children doing everything they are not supposed to do. This is the side of India that no one wants to se...
By Sagarika Ranjan
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May 7th, 2015
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The system needs to be pro-poor. For the rich, there will always be plenty of options. But for the poor, the system will have to think more seriously. It was a sheer vision born out of personal adversity that the nation is proud of today. In a scenario where the country’s education system is facing innumerable challenges, this one man army has been sieving out gems, sh...
By Sagarika Ranjan
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May 7th, 2015
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Ambiguous RTE, ghost teachers, meager GDP allocation and shifting responsibilities on distribution of funds are the achievements of our age-old education system. A visit to government schools in rural India reveals the rot. Carefully wading through the dung cakes, horned cattle and muddy puddles, I made my way into an open area. Dotted with trees, the area had some wel...
By Ritika Bisht
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May 7th, 2015
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The number of educational institutions has increased manifold in the country but the standard of education has failed to improve learning skills among majority of students. Last year, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) report revealed the status of education in India. As per this report, enrolment in elementary education is almost 100 percent. However, when i...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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Seventeen years I have crawled through guilt, shame, discrimination and social cohesion,” laments Reena who now is mostly confined to her home if not in school. She has it all – a tri-cycle from the government, school books, mid-day meal and shoes, though of no use to her. There is a divide, a painful divide amongst us. It’s everywhere! It has been given the euphemisti...
By Ritika Bisht
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May 7th, 2015
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Tushar Srivastava, a 13 year old boy, a student of eighth standard, lives with his family which dreams of seeing him getting admission into one of the top IITs. However, Tushar loves photography, painting and dreams of getting into a fine arts college. Parents have spent money for tuitions so that he finishes with top grades in all the subjects. But, Tushar manages to ...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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Higher education in India is regulated by almost 13 regulatory bodies, include University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). These regulatory bodies are supposed to coordinate university education, decide and maintain education standards, monitor development and also direct the central and state government on how to improve u...
By GovernanceToday
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May 7th, 2015
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Education touches every citizen’s life. It deeply impacts upon everything a person does and on a citizens’ general sense of well-being. Lying in the concurrent list of the Constitution of India, education was enlisted as such under List III of the 7th Schedule; and thus lies in the joint domain of both the state governments and the Centre. Consequently, both, the Centr...
By Anand Mishra
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May 7th, 2015
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In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, there was no Indian university in top 275. In the top 400 universities, India had four universities. Compared to this, China has two universities in top 50 and twelve in top 400. India’s higher education gross enrollment ratio (GER) stands at around 20 percent compared to around 30 percent in China, and...
By Anand Mishra
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May 7th, 2015
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In the 2009 round of the triennial test of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests the 15-year-old school students’ scholastic performance in math, science and reading, India finished second, from the bottom. It managed to beat only Kyrgyzstan. The test was administered to students from Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh, which have decently g...