Green courses grow in India, but youth look westwards for careers. Unlike in the developed world, where the green energy industry is big and the market for green products massive, India's smaller industry and markets mean fewer career opportunities for students. Charu Sudan Kasturi
reports. Growth of the green sector
The human resource development (HRD) ministry will conduct its first ever survey to decode whether the unprecedented high performance seen in this year’s Class 10 CBSE results is matched by an actual improvement in learning outcomes. Charu Sudan Kasturi
From racism in Australia to fraud schools like Tri Valley, India’s growing student population abroad has faced multiple threats in recent years; the helpline will forward complaints to embassy officials for quick response. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
India may soon replace the multiple agencies that have headed its social science research for four decades with a single overarching body in a desperate government bid to halt a slippery slide in the quality of the country’s humanities research. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
Teacher performance will be rated for promotions, but will not be decisive, the UGC has decided; the move will please teacher unions – but is a step back from promise of quality. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
Worried that eng. colleges and B-schools will misuse an April 25 SC order that the AICTE has no supervision over their quality standards, the UPA government will tell all varsities to temporarily put new colleges on hold. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
India’s west coast is far more vulnerable to monster earthquakes and tsunamis than believed till now, scientists have said in dramatic new findings that could force a rethink on the country’s preparedness for natural disasters on a coastline that hosts its biggest nuclear reactor.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision to give IIT aspirants, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), photocopies of their scripts and correct keys risks sparking off a controversy from a transparency initiative. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
Worried that the US decision to tighten its student visa regime after the Boston marathon bombings could hurt Indian students, the govt will take up its concerns officially. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
To rank students across boards in the JEE Mains, overall performance of different boards will be factored; for “better performing boards”, this compensates them in comparisons in school scores across boards, reports Charu Sudan Kasturi.
Education minister MM Pallam Raju said on Friday that he would not “interfere” with Delhi University’s decision to shift to a controversial 4-year undergraduate programme this July, but a nudge from the Prime Minister may force a compromise to the crisis at India’s largest varsity.
From 2014, starting engineering colleges, B-schools to become much harder: AICTE to only allow schools in areas where it feels there is a "demand:" Move comes after many states warned the regulator about vacant seats, Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
The BJP would have gained 37 more seats and Cong 29 fewer, had the saffron party got the votes won by Yeddyurappa’s KJP and BJP rebel and mining baron Sriramulu’s party. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
India and the US will announce eight new agreements between top research universities at a summit level meet in June in a bid to give fresh impetus to their education diplomacy under the USD 10 mn Singh Obama 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
The UPA government’s flagship plan to get every teenager between 14 and 18 into secondary school by 2020 has run up against an unlikely roadblock – a counter proposal from within the government to allow these children to work on India’s often unsafe streets. Charu Sudan Kasturi and Moushumi Das Gupta report.
IIT Kharagpur today withdrew its suspension of Prof Rajeev Kumar, a computer scientist who exposed wrongdoing in the IIT-JEE, forcing changes in the tough-as-nails exam, but earning the wrath of officials,Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
India's three-year old ban on failing students till standard 8 has attracted its sharpest criticism yet, with the parliamentary standing committee on human resource development (HRD) blaming the policy for consistently declining standards in reading and math across the country's schools.
Founded by a retired IAS officer and former Congress MP, Odisha-based NISWASS was awarded over Rs. 25 cr by the UGC for its work with Dalits; But the UGC says the institute hasn’t shown what it does with the money. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
Upper castes say they've transcended caste, but lower castes want representation - and the attraction of symbolic gestures alone has reduced. Varghese K George
, Charu Sudan Kasturi
and Vikas Pathak
Upper and middle castes spend more on traditions but Dalits and women find them binding; prejudices are breaking down... Varghese K George
, Charu Sudan Kasturi
and Vikas Pathak