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UK's Wellington College International to open schools in India

UK's Wellington College International has entered into a partnership with India’s Unison Group to open premium schools in India.
WCI schools will share the values, ethos and ambition of Wellington College, while combining the very best of British and Indian education, the statement said.(File)
WCI schools will share the values, ethos and ambition of Wellington College, while combining the very best of British and Indian education, the statement said.(File)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 04:52 PM IST
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Girls and boys need equal tech access for online school classes

A strong political will and sharp policies are the need of the hour to bridge this gap swiftly before it becomes an issue of grave social prejudice.
According to The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020 of Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, only half of the women in India use mobile internet compared to men—21% among of women compared to 42% of men(HTPHOTO)
According to The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020 of Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, only half of the women in India use mobile internet compared to men—21% among of women compared to 42% of men(HTPHOTO)
Published on Dec 25, 2020 05:20 PM IST
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BySourav Banerjee

Success of National Education Policy depends on General Education Council

The GEC is the most crucial vertical for the success of NEP, 2020, as it will be responsible for framing graduate attributes – qualities, skills and understandings that students should develop while pursuing degrees
Intended to empower graduates with competencies and 21st-century skills to become global citizens, and contribute to the nation’s economy, ‘graduate attributes’ shall also provide for content mapping, suggest pedagogical pathways and effective evaluation tools for measuring attainment level prior to award of the degrees.(Shutterstock)
Intended to empower graduates with competencies and 21st-century skills to become global citizens, and contribute to the nation’s economy, ‘graduate attributes’ shall also provide for content mapping, suggest pedagogical pathways and effective evaluation tools for measuring attainment level prior to award of the degrees.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRaghavendra P Tiwari

Marksheet is ‘pressure sheet’ for students, ‘prestige sheet’ for families: PM Modi

PM Modi said marks and marksheet have so far dominated learning-based education in India, adding that the students have to be ready themselves with skills to cope with the 21st century.
The Prime Minister stressed that NEP 2020 was just the beginning of the long process and its success would be determined by its effective implementation in the coming days.(ANI/Twitter)
The Prime Minister stressed that NEP 2020 was just the beginning of the long process and its success would be determined by its effective implementation in the coming days.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 12:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

As science gains ground, fewer students opting for MBA, engineering

The NSO released the findings of 2017-18 survey on Social Consumption of Education in India last month. A comparison with a similar 2014 report shows that management and engineering courses have seen biggest proportionate fall in share of students.
General courses such as humanities, sciences and commerce are now becoming more popular, a trend experts attribute to a growing gap between the skills professional degrees impart and what is needed in the job market.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
General courses such as humanities, sciences and commerce are now becoming more popular, a trend experts attribute to a growing gap between the skills professional degrees impart and what is needed in the job market.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore

Improving K-12 education in India, the Shibulal way

SD Shibulal, Founder & Director, ShikshaLokam recently spoke to Hindustan Times about ShikshaLokam, its journey so far, its impact and what they are aspiring to achieve in the near future.
SD Shibulal, Founder & Director, ShikshaLokam.(Handout image)
SD Shibulal, Founder & Director, ShikshaLokam.(Handout image)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNilesh Mathur

FLAME University reaches out to SAT and ACT test takers in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Students with SAT or ACT scores seeking undergraduate admissions abroad encouraged to apply for academic year 2020.
FLAME University has been created as an academic institution anchored in liberal education.(Business Wire India)
FLAME University has been created as an academic institution anchored in liberal education.(Business Wire India)
Updated on Apr 13, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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Union HRD Minister launches ‘Bharat Padhe Online’ campaign to invite ideas to improve online education ecosystem

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister said that this campaign aims to invite all the best brains in the country to share suggestions/solutions directly with HRD Ministry to overcome constraints of online education.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.(HT file)
Published on Apr 10, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Affordability of learning, quality of teaching in govt schools are key issues: Economic Survey

The survey observes that students pursuing education in private aided institutions are spending significantly higher as compared to government institutions across rural-urban India.
Due to absence of competition in government schools, quality of education in such schools or institutions is low. As a result, more and more students prefer to enroll themselves in private institutions, the survey says.(PTI PHOTO.)
Due to absence of competition in government schools, quality of education in such schools or institutions is low. As a result, more and more students prefer to enroll themselves in private institutions, the survey says.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

HT Editorial| In defence of affordable education, for all

Economic deprivation should not hinder the ability of students to access education
If India seeks to become a knowledge economy, enjoy the fruits of demographic dividend, and create aware citizens, it will need to make education accessible to more people(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
If India seeks to become a knowledge economy, enjoy the fruits of demographic dividend, and create aware citizens, it will need to make education accessible to more people(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

JNU: The attack and the resistance

As violent physical force was unleashed, students rose to forge our democratic future
The structures designed to protect the academic institution have turned against its community of students and teachers(ANI)
The structures designed to protect the academic institution have turned against its community of students and teachers(ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 08:38 PM IST
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ByAtul Sood and Udaya Kumar

Engineering, management studies losing steam: Data

The NSO released its report “Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India” last week. The report is based on a survey conducted between July 2017 and June 2018.
Engineering, information technology and management; the most sought after professional courses seem to be losing their popularity among students in India.(HT Photo)
Engineering, information technology and management; the most sought after professional courses seem to be losing their popularity among students in India.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 02:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore

For education, the new Niti Aayog Index could become a game-changer | Analysis

It provides a road map for states to ensure consistent improvement in schools, while increasing accountability
Like the Ease of Doing Business Rankings have changed the business environment, SEQI can alter education outcomes(Hindustan Times)
Like the Ease of Doing Business Rankings have changed the business environment, SEQI can alter education outcomes(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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ByPrachi Jain Windlass

Intellectual Property Rights : A smarter way to reform education sector

Universities and public research institutions are among the direct contributors towards innovation and research, particularly in emerging economies.
Off late, the significance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in higher education has been widely recognised.(AFP/shutterstock.com)
Off late, the significance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in higher education has been widely recognised.(AFP/shutterstock.com)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 02:01 PM IST
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ByBinod Singh

Why India needs a new social contract

The State must help citizens cope with changes in technology, environment, and gender relations
If more women in India were supported to work in the paid labour market, the nation would be much richer(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
If more women in India were supported to work in the paid labour market, the nation would be much richer(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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ByMinouche Shafik

Education loan: What students should know before applying

Education is one area of expense in the lives of salaried individuals, for which they are always willing to take an extra step and stretch their finances.
Financing private education in India continues to get more expensive, almost at the rate of 10-12% every year.(www.jupiterimages.com)
Financing private education in India continues to get more expensive, almost at the rate of 10-12% every year.(www.jupiterimages.com)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 12:24 PM IST
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ByNV Subramanian

New book traces evolution of education in India, delves into problem of inequality

Published by Aakar Books, ‘Visions of Education in India’ is divided into five parts and has contributions from 15 domain experts, leading academics, including the editors themselves.
The book was launched at the India International Centre (IIC) and was followed by a panel discussion by eminent educationists including the editors of the book.(SOURCED PHOTO.)
The book was launched at the India International Centre (IIC) and was followed by a panel discussion by eminent educationists including the editors of the book.(SOURCED PHOTO.)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

NEP promises reforms, but constraints remain

The National Education Policy is the best hope for education in India, but it requires significant shifts.
As it stands, the draft New Education Policy offers a challenge to both planners and practitioners in education, and it is only when this gets converted into a partnership that it can gain momentum.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
As it stands, the draft New Education Policy offers a challenge to both planners and practitioners in education, and it is only when this gets converted into a partnership that it can gain momentum.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 31, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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ByMeeta Sengupta

How globalisation has completely transformed the way in which we make study and career choices?

There have been radical modifications in all the sectors and education benefits from the changes that globalization presents with itself. It has transformed the world economy completely while making it more competitive and knowledge-based, mainly in the western countries
Published on Jul 03, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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ByBarry O’Driscoll

Student housing to cost more

In the next 2 years, there will be a steep rise in the student accommodation cost, says a real estate consultant.
Considering the demography of the country, the demand for student housing is set to rise.(HT File Photo / Sudhir Shetty)
Considering the demography of the country, the demand for student housing is set to rise.(HT File Photo / Sudhir Shetty)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 12:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVivina Vishwanathan

College, varsity teachers to get lessons in constitutional values

The teachers will now have to attend a mandatory one-month course focusing on Constitutional values, pedagogy, research, and development as part of the induction programme.
The teachers will now have to attend a mandatory one-month course focusing on Constitutional values, pedagogy, research, and development as part of the induction programme.(Sonu Mehta/HTPhotos)
The teachers will now have to attend a mandatory one-month course focusing on Constitutional values, pedagogy, research, and development as part of the induction programme.(Sonu Mehta/HTPhotos)
Updated on May 28, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

HT Picks: This week’s most interesting reads

This week’s good reads include a beautifully illustrated book for very young birders, a manifest for writing, and an examination of how Hindu majoritarianism is changing the nation
An illustrated book for very young birders, a manifesto for writing, and an examination of how Hindu majoritarianism is changing the nation - all that on HT Picks this week.(HT Team)
An illustrated book for very young birders, a manifesto for writing, and an examination of how Hindu majoritarianism is changing the nation - all that on HT Picks this week.(HT Team)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 09:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Team

Learning levels will not improve by spending more on education

Interventions that improve school governance and time-on-task on instruction, and those that improve pedagogy – with a focus on matching instruction to the learning level of students have been shown to be highly cost effective at improving learning outcomes.
The single-most important goal for education policy in India should be to deliver universal functional literacy and numeracy to reduce learning gaps in early grades itself.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The single-most important goal for education policy in India should be to deliver universal functional literacy and numeracy to reduce learning gaps in early grades itself.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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ByKarthik Muralidharan and Abhijeet Singh

Prince Charles charity strikes new pact for girls’ education in India

The programme will work in and around BT’s India operations in Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, with the aim to help improve the education opportunities, health and skills of around 500,000 young people.
A charity founded by Britain’s Prince Charles on Wednesday announced a new partnership with British Telecom (BT) to launch a three-year programme to use digital technology to help improve education and life skills for adolescent girls in India.(Reuters Photo)
A charity founded by Britain’s Prince Charles on Wednesday announced a new partnership with British Telecom (BT) to launch a three-year programme to use digital technology to help improve education and life skills for adolescent girls in India.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2019 08:38 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

India has emerged as educational hub, home to some of the best institutions: Sushma Swaraj

Quest for knowledge has been fundamental to Indian culture and the country has emerged as an educational hub, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.
Quest for knowledge has been fundamental to Indian culture and the country has emerged as an educational hub, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.(REUTERS /File)
Quest for knowledge has been fundamental to Indian culture and the country has emerged as an educational hub, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.(REUTERS /File)
Published on Jan 28, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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PTI, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

How higher education in India is transforming into broader education

Institutions are moving towards more collaborative and innovative learning through a growing engagement with the liberal arts .
All higher education institutions in the country need to be interdisciplinary(File)
All higher education institutions in the country need to be interdisciplinary(File)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 04:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAniha Brar

India’s higher education system should be reconstructed, says vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu

The country’s higher education system should be “re-imagined and reconstructed” if we want to tap the potential of our burgeoning young population and make India the skill capital of the world, vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday.
Vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu speaks at the launch of the Krea University, in New Delhi on Sunday, Nov 18, 2018. The university is based in Sri City near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.(PTI)
Vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu speaks at the launch of the Krea University, in New Delhi on Sunday, Nov 18, 2018. The university is based in Sri City near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.(PTI)
Published on Nov 19, 2018 08:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Re-examine provisions of the draft higher education commission bill

One of the less discussed aspects of reforms in the regulation of higher education relates to the under representation of the states in higher education policy making. The principles of federalism demands that states need to be involved in all aspects of policy making, regulation and governance of higher education institutions.
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, New Delhi, June 19, 2018(PTI)
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, New Delhi, June 19, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 11:10 AM IST
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ByC Raj Kumar

To be relevant, we must revamp higher education

Today’s educational approaches, thrust and content will have to change if it has to be relevant in a fast-changing world
Students go through a notice board, KC College, Mumbai (File Photo)(Anshuman Poyrekar /HT)
Students go through a notice board, KC College, Mumbai (File Photo)(Anshuman Poyrekar /HT)
Published on Jun 07, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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