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Principals of 153 schools would deliberate over the ‘Value Leads to Excellence’ motto in two days conference. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Bachchan Kumar)

153 principals of ICSE schools to hold two-day conference on teaching

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 07:40 PM IST
The theme of the conference is to gauge the overall development of students through quality education and the changing teaching patterns in education system.
Kavita Sanghvi, Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Vile Parle(HT)
Kavita Sanghvi, Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Vile Parle(HT)

‘Teacher training is vital for education system,’ says Kavita Sanghvi

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 01:22 PM IST
This forum provides principals/teachers a chance to share their views on various subjects with students.
The lady holding the scale of justice pointing at the termination of tyranny(Google)
The lady holding the scale of justice pointing at the termination of tyranny(Google)

The power of minor opinions: Life hacks by Charles Assisi

Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:13 PM IST
A view held by a small group of people can often be perceived as the view of the masses. Does social media amplify just the minority?
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI file)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI file)

Education system has improved in UP: Yogi Adityanath

Prayagraj | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Highlighting the importance of NCERT syllabus, Yogi said that with the introduction of NCERT syllabus in Secondary and Basic Education, every student in the state is being taught to clear the examination
Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been a teacher, invited Adityanath and all his ministers to Raj Bhawan for an introduction and interaction.(HT image)
Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been a teacher, invited Adityanath and all his ministers to Raj Bhawan for an introduction and interaction.(HT image)

Governor Anandiben Patel gives governance mantra to Adityanath’s ministers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 10:57 PM IST
This was for the first time in recent years that any governor had invited the entire council of ministers and briefed them on governance issues.
K Kasturirangan stressed upon research being an important category in higher education institutions.(PTI File Photo)
K Kasturirangan stressed upon research being an important category in higher education institutions.(PTI File Photo)

Research should be encouraged, government to help with funds, says K Kasturirangan

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:10 AM IST
K Kasturirangan also emphasised on establishing a skill-based education system at the secondary level.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Dr. BR Ambedkar University, at Dheerpur village, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 23, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Dr. BR Ambedkar University, at Dheerpur village, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 23, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Number of seats for higher education gone up from 1.1 lakh to 1.5 lakh since 2015: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal further stated that the government is working towards bridging the gap between the number of students passing out from class 12 every year and the number of seats available in colleges of Delhi.
Dr Satvir Sharma, principal, Vidya Bal Bhawan Sr Sec School, Mayur Vihar Ph-III(HT)
Dr Satvir Sharma, principal, Vidya Bal Bhawan Sr Sec School, Mayur Vihar Ph-III(HT)

Guruvani: ‘Principals must be strong, motivated’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 10:32 AM IST
This forum provides school principals/ teachers a chance to share their views and insights on a wide range of subjects with students
Representative(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT PHOTO)
Representative(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT PHOTO)

Eliminating corruption from colleges

By Anurag Behar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 01:20 PM IST
This seasoned warrior of Indian academia was speaking truths that most people know, but rarely say. The appointment of heads of our higher education institutions (HEI) is usually marred by interference and corruption.
Representative(HT File)
Representative(HT File)

Open universities urged to raise quality, get accredited

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 09:07 AM IST
The open universities has been urged to enhance and promote the quality of open and distance learning programmes to attract young learners.
South Korean pop group BTS stand on scene after they performed during a Korean cultural event to which attend South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook.(Yoan Valat/Pool/REUTERS)
South Korean pop group BTS stand on scene after they performed during a Korean cultural event to which attend South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook.(Yoan Valat/Pool/REUTERS)

BTS, the boundary-breaking K-pop band

Hindustan Times | By Reshil Charles
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 02:22 PM IST
Global sensation BTS, the flawless-looking South korean boy band, is a hit in India too
(HT File)
(HT File)

Public education in Indian states offers a massive reform opportunity

Hindustan Times | By Gaurav Goel
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 10:10 AM IST
With more than 50% of school education in India being provided by way of government schooling, it is hardly surprising that government schools are the largest beneficiaries of such funds. Despite this, the results in our public-school education have been far from encouraging, with many states continuing to show poor learning outcomes as the years go by.
Bandana Sethi, principal, Bhartiya vidya mandir senior secondary school, Ludhiana
Bandana Sethi, principal, Bhartiya vidya mandir senior secondary school, Ludhiana

Ensuring focus in children is difficult

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:59 AM IST
This forum provides school principals/teachers a chance to share their views and insights on a wide range of subjects with students.
The NMC will bring in changes in the way medical colleges are assessed(HT File)
The NMC will bring in changes in the way medical colleges are assessed(HT File)

Will NMC bring transparency in the medical education system?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:59 AM IST
The Bill attempts to set up a regulatory body with a clean image in place of the MCI marred by corruption.
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Why parents must invest on teaching and speaking two languages with their children?

By Mohit Bansal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Most Indians are bilingual by birth as they grow up listening and speaking in at least two languages, including English which is a compulsory subject in schools and Hindi, which is our mother tongue. After our independence from the British, we have given a lot of importance to the English language due to globalization and it being one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

Parliament Highlights: Rajya Sabha members support bill to regulate unregulated deposits schemes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 08:53 AM IST

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to move for leave to introduce the dam safety bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha to provide or surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of the specified dam for prevention of dam failure related disasters and to provide for institutional mechanism to ensure their safe functioning.Union Minister Harsh Vardhan to move the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha to provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country.:

(HT File)
(HT File)

RSS-linked education body to develop global university ranking system

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2019 12:59 PM IST
The Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), focusing on revamping the academic ecosystem by developing India-centric research, is learnt to be drawing up a blueprint of a university ranking system termed the Global University Ranking Utility (GURU).
(HT File)
(HT File)

Government clears the NMC Bill in a bid to revamp the medical education system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:49 AM IST
The common final year MBBS exam will now be known as National Exit Test (NEXT) to start medical practice, seek admissions to post-graduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates.
Vibrant classrooms are adequately resourced(HT File)
Vibrant classrooms are adequately resourced(HT File)

A play-based and non-didactic approach to primary education

By Anurag Behar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Many teachers in Puducherry, on their own initiative, have expanded the “play-based” and “non-didactic” pedagogical approach of pre-primary classes to primary classes. Both these matters, on which action is visible in Puducherry, pre-empts the draft National Education Policy 2019 (NEP).
Representative(HT File)
Representative(HT File)

No more school bags: Gujarat primary school students enjoy ‘bag free’ education

Vadodara | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 03:35 PM IST
The children come to the school empty-handed, study with the help of study kits and leave the schools after depositing them back. They are not given any homework and are taught using practical methods like storytelling, songs and acting.
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

DU admits students beyond its capacity, despite addition of 6000 seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 06:56 PM IST
Despite an increase in the number of seats after the implementation of the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservations, several Delhi University colleges have admitted more students than the number of available seats leading to an infrastructural crunch
Most Indian students grow up with a dream of building a life in a foreign country(Getty images)
Most Indian students grow up with a dream of building a life in a foreign country(Getty images)

Making sense of the patterns revealed by modern-day student migration globally

By Rogelio Caceres
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 02:42 PM IST
International universities provide Indian students with a better infrastructure and access to curriculum & courses that aren’t available to them at home
For children to have a successful first year in school, their families and schools must also be prepared(SHUTTERSTOCK)
For children to have a successful first year in school, their families and schools must also be prepared(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Start educational reform in Class 1

By Rukmini Banerji
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The natural curiosity and creativity of children is often discouraged in school. Keeping these alive and growing is a must
There are 1,024 government-run schools in the city, offering education up to class 12.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT File Photo)
There are 1,024 government-run schools in the city, offering education up to class 12.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT File Photo)

Public school teachers in Delhi are mismanaged: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 05:58 PM IST
The study exposed how public school teachers were overburdened with tasks such as keeping records and responding to official mails and circulars, among others.
(HT File)
(HT File)

10 skills India’s graduates need to lead a bright career

PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 10:48 AM IST
As the job market scales up the skill-set level for hiring new recruits, the task for the new job entrants is getting difficult day by day.
Given the enormous responsibility that teachers are entrusted with, it is tempting to apportion blame upon them when learning outcomes do not match up to our expectations(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Given the enormous responsibility that teachers are entrusted with, it is tempting to apportion blame upon them when learning outcomes do not match up to our expectations(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Teachers can excel only when provided with a strong support system

By Alok Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:56 PM IST
To attain the best learning outcomes in classrooms, we must make systematic efforts to empower teachers
(www.queensu.ca)
(www.queensu.ca)

After JEE, UK’s Queens University to explore accepting scores of more Indian entrance exams

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2019 04:38 PM IST
UK’s Queens University,which recently announced inclusion of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) scores in its admission criteria for engineering programmes, will explore more such entrance exams conducted in India for other courses, according to Vice Chancellor Ian Greer.
K Kasturirangan, who is the chairman of the committee that created the draft New Education Policy (NEP), said that an overarching view has been taken that states will have the necessary prerogative to decide on the choice of languages.(PTI)
K Kasturirangan, who is the chairman of the committee that created the draft New Education Policy (NEP), said that an overarching view has been taken that states will have the necessary prerogative to decide on the choice of languages.(PTI)

‘Question of Hindi being imposed does not arise,’ says K Kasturirangan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 07:35 AM IST
Former chairperson of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Kasturirangan, who is the chairman of the committee that created the draft New Education Policy (NEP), spoke to Amandeep Shukla about the future of education in India
From a political point of view, quality reforms in education have been a hard sell, especially since there is less certainty about what works, while the results are even harder to measure.(HT Photo)
From a political point of view, quality reforms in education have been a hard sell, especially since there is less certainty about what works, while the results are even harder to measure.(HT Photo)

To tackle the learning crisis, put the states to the wheel

By Ashish Dhawan
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:46 AM IST
States need to be empowered to create three-to-four year plans (as opposed to the current annual planning cycle) that can meet the unique needs of their children.
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)

Learning levels will not improve by spending more on education

By Karthik Muralidharan and Abhijeet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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.
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