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By GovernanceToday
In Education
May 6th, 2015
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How do you look at India’s education sector, particularly the higher education? Education is the most significant tool of change and progress of a nation, be it social, economic, cultural or political. It is the key to capacity building and to socio-economic re-engineering. This fact has been not only accepted but reinforced from time to time. However, there has been a...
By GovernanceToday
In Education
Apr 7th, 2015
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Given the sheer size of her 480 million plus workforce, India can be the driving force behind a global skills-based economy. The one challenge that is repeatedly tabled at every industry/employer forum is the acute shortage of skilled workers that the Indian industry is facing. A recent study by the Manpower Group found that 67 per cent Indian employers are struggling ...
By Ramesh Raja
In Education
Apr 1st, 2015
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In what may be called a record of sort for staff absenteeism in India, a Madhya Pradesh school teacher was recently found to be absent for 23 years of her 24-year career. Sangeeta Kashyap was recruited as a biology teacher in Indore’s Government Ahilya Ashram School in 1990. School authorities said they did not know when she was last paid a salary, but she was still li...
By GovernanceToday
In Education
Mar 5th, 2015
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A Massive Open Online Course popularly known as MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participants who will have open access via internet. Along with formal course materials such as videos, readings, and problem  sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students and faculty. MOOCs have become popular as a mode of distance educat...
By Ramesh Raja
In Education
Mar 5th, 2015
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The evaluation system changed 2010 onwards, changing first to a board exam which awarded grades and then to the Class X board exam becoming optional. Doing away with board exam in Class X was done with concurrent implementation of the CCE programme in schools. Having myself been involved with the CCE programme as a master trainer with CBSE and a mentor to few schools, ...
By Ramesh Raja
In Education
Feb 5th, 2015
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With more students migrating to various states outside their homes for higher education, it’s a tedious task to evaluate the academic quality of a migrating candidate as each university has its own manner of assessing students. Aplenty of grades, values and marks make objective comparison extremely complex and to get a comprehensive idea about the quality of a student ...
By GovernanceToday
In Education
Feb 5th, 2015
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The highly acclaimed modern management thinker and celebrated author Stephen Covey professes that one must ‘begin with the end in mind’. I think this has no better applicability than in the field of education. What is the purpose of education after all? Is it just to gain knowledge for the sake of knowledge or is it to acquire a set of skills and competencies that can ...
By Ramesh Raja
In Education
Jan 13th, 2015
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India has one of the largest education systems in the world with a network of more than one million schools and 18,000 higher  education institutions. More than half of the country’s 1.2 billion population falls in the target market for education and related services. Online education, thus, brings unique advantages, the prominent being the ability to provide personali...
By GovernanceToday
In Education
Nov 24th, 2014
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Keeping trend with the best B-Schools globally, New Delhi-based FORE School of Management is all set to start Incubation Cell, which would provide support to the innovative ideas of students and propel them to start up their ventures. “The cell would not only help the students to deal with various business processes but also take care of the legal aspects. Investor day...
By GovernanceToday
In Education
Oct 8th, 2014
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When one hears about the introduction of smart classes in the high-price schools, the first thought which arises in the mind: will there be a day when these smart classes will reach the rural areas of the country? Will the teachers who themselves are trained through traditional way of teaching (via black board and chalk) be able to adjust and accept the latest technolo...