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Education in India

Why food delivery boys in India can earn more than PhDs

It is a cultural thing with Indians, and it takes a while for culture to change.

Sep 05, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

Universities should prioritise making students employable: President

Universities should give top priority to preparing students for employability, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday.

Jan 21, 2018, 21:55 PM IST

Indian universities must become centres of excellence: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President on Tuesday said that the universities in the country should become centres of excellence.

Nov 28, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

World Bank warns of education crisis in India, raises fear of lower wages

India ranks second after Malawi in a list of 12 countries wherein a grade two student could not read a single word of a short text.

Sep 27, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

Varsities need to compete globally to become world-class: Pranab Mukherjee

Universities are required to compete globally for research-ranking to become world-class, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

Jul 19, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Talent needs education to shape up: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

National School of Drama (NSD) alumnus Nawazuddin Siddiqui says the importance and role of education in shaping up one's talent cannot be dismissed.

Jun 18, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

NCERT Textbook Review – Finally!

Being a part of the education industry and even more importantly, being an ardent believer in the power of education, I was thrilled to know that NCERT was planning a review of its school textbooks

May 05, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

BIMARU states: Little progress in 2 years, learning crisis for millions of children

Not many BIMARU schools have unlocked, usable toilets, ASER data show.

Jan 23, 2017, 08:28 AM IST

Target to roll out National Academic Depository by 2017: Prakash Javadekar

The NAD is an initiative of the HRD Ministry to maintain a national-level database of all academic qualifications from secondary school certificate to university and professional certificates.
 

Sep 09, 2016, 18:59 PM IST

India could be late by 50 years in achieving education goals: UNESCO

A UNESCO report has said that according to the current trend, India will be half a century late in achieving its global education commitments.

Sep 06, 2016, 10:20 AM IST

Improving night schools, ZP schools top priority: Prakash Javadekar

The priority of the government will be improving the condition of Zilla Prishad schools and nights schools says Prakash Javadekar.

Jul 10, 2016, 13:04 PM IST

Do not shut windows, allow free flow of academic ideas: Pranab Mukherjee

Putting his weight behind "academic freedom", President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said windows for free flow of thoughts should not be shut and an atmosphere should be created where "cross-fertilisation" of ideas can take place.

Jun 08, 2016, 19:11 PM IST

SC dismisses plea seeking uniform syllabus for schools

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought uniform syllabus for schools across the country.

Apr 01, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

India lacks female academic leaders; only 6.67% institutes headed by women

There is a significant shortage of female academic leaders in the higher education system of the country, as only 6.67 percent of Indian institutes are headed by women, says a report. 

Dec 17, 2015, 17:31 PM IST

Compete with cooperative spirit: Smriti Irani on launch of Kala Utsav

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday exhorted students from various parts of the country to "compete, but also co-operate" with each other and advised the youth to learn about different cultures to enhance their knowledge.

Dec 08, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

16 Indian institutes among top 200 in new BRICS ranking; IISc, IIT-Bombay lead the pack

With 16 institutes among the top 200 places for higher education, India is placed third on the latest list of Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings, after China and Taiwan.

Dec 04, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

India's IISc, IITs among top 500 world universities: Smriti Irani

Eight higher educational institutions from India have been listed in the top 500 universities in the world by the QS rankings in 2015.

Dec 01, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

More than a dozen state wants no-detention policy be revoked

Over a dozen states want the Centre to amend the Right to Education Act and revoke its no-detention policy for students of Classes I to VIII.

Nov 27, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

Mohan Bhagwat bats for mother tongue as medium of learning

Stating that the mother tongue is the best medium of instruction at the primary school level, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday sought priority for native language over foreign language in initial education.

Nov 24, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

HRD Minister Smriti Irani launches several mobile apps, web-based platforms

In line with the Modi government's Digital India initiative, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Saturday launched a number of mobile apps and web-based platforms allowing students to access study material online, and parents to keep a track of the performance and attendance of their children.

Nov 09, 2015, 12:25 PM IST