Fareeha Iftikhar is a Special Correspondent with the national political bureau of the Hindustan Times. She tracks the education ministry, and covers the beat at the national level for the newspaper. She also writes on issues related to gender, human rights and different policy matters.
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The module has also been designed with the aspiration of integrating “significant achievements of the country into the school curriculum as supplementary reading,” officials said
The focus will now be on skilling people in future requirements, including artificial intelligence, semiconductors
The changes might include a switch from a computer-based to a hybrid mode and reduction in the number of subjects a candidate may choose
Nari Shakti Vandan is third in a series of special supplementary reading material prepared by the council
The various modes of revenue generation have been suggested by the commission in its guideline for Institutional Development Plan (IDP) for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
The interim budget for education in India has been reduced by 7%, with the allocation for the UGC slashed by 61%
Nirmala Sitharaman also spoke about the other initiatives by the government in the last 10 years for the empowerment of women
The draft guidelines have been prepared in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020
According to a statement issued by the NAAC, the decision to bring reforms in the present system was taken during its executive council meeting on Saturday.
The representation of female students in higher education in India marks its all time high at 2.07 crore in 2021-22, AISHE report.
Female enrolment in higher education has increased by 32% since 2014-15
The latest AISHE report indicated a 4.58% increase in higher education enrollment, a narrowed gender gap and improvement in admissions of SC/ST and OBC students
The Gross Enrolment Ratio also rose, with the government aiming to increase it by 50% by 2035.
The Indian Council of Social Science Research has for the first time invited research proposals on the history and sociology of traditional art forms across the country that highlight the “unifying Bharatiyata or Indianness”
The option of appearing for board exams two times a year will be provided to students of Classes 10 and 12 from the next academic session, a senior official at the ministry of education said
The report is based on a survey of 34,745 people between the ages of 14 and 18 in both government and private institutes across 28 districts in 26 states.
The ASER 2023 report focusses on youth aged 14 to 18 years in rural India by surveying 34,745 youth enrolled
While nearly 85% of the surveyed youth can measure length using a scale when the starting point is 0 cm, the proportion drops to 39% when the starting point is moved
The institute clarified that the removal was to ensure a fair inquiry and did not reflect the board's opinion on the allegation
The move comes after the technical education regulator last month removed the ceiling on increasing intake for well- performing institutions, provided they maintained the highest quality of education.
The APAAR ID will not only help monitor the lifelong learning journey of students, but also build a digital repository of education records
Applicants will go through a rigorous three-stage selection process and two students from each district to attend the programme in batches of 20, 10 girls and 10 boys
Four-year data of dropout rates in class 10 shows a steady decrease. HT spoke to experts to understand why students fall out of the education system.
The Indian government plans to extend its one nation, one student ID initiative to schools, allowing seamless integration with higher education
UGC has asked universities and colleges to evolve a robust mechanism to fulfil the aspirational goal of the Election Commission of India (ECI) of handing over voter IDs to every eligible student
The idea behind starting the IKS Wiki is to provide information in a simplified language that can be understood by the common people, the official said.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports, chaired by BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Thakur, submitted the report
Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit on Tuesday reiterated that all rules mentioned in the Chief Proctor Office manual were already in place
Universities and colleges will offer short-term skill development courses in any stream with at least 12 credits and a maximum of 30 credits