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It is common for teenagers to think that nobody understands them and that the whole world is against them.(Biwajit Debnath)

Parental pressure, study burden pushing kids in Ludhiana into depression

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Hitesh Jain, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 01:01 PM IST
Experts says burden of living up to the parents’ expectations makes child forget his personality.
(From left) Independent School Association president HS Mamik, UT director of school education Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Chitkara Education Trust co-founder Madhu Chitkara, and Bulls Eye founder Hirdesh Madan during the Principal-Coordinator Meet organised by Hindustan Times at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
(From left) Independent School Association president HS Mamik, UT director of school education Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Chitkara Education Trust co-founder Madhu Chitkara, and Bulls Eye founder Hirdesh Madan during the Principal-Coordinator Meet organised by Hindustan Times at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

‘Good teachers key to career-ready kids’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Representatives of educational institutions across the tricity spoke on the dilemmas faced by schools in this fast-changing world, during the Principal-Coordinator Meet organised by Hindustan Times at Hotel Mountview.
Improving infrastructure is one of the top priorities of the newly elected presidents of DAV College, DBS College, MKP College and Shri Guru Ram Rai (SGRR) College.(HT File Photo)
Improving infrastructure is one of the top priorities of the newly elected presidents of DAV College, DBS College, MKP College and Shri Guru Ram Rai (SGRR) College.(HT File Photo)

Improving infra a priority, say Uttarkhand’s college union presidents

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 06:42 AM IST
Jitendra Singh Bisht, president of DAV PG College said, “The infrastructure needs considerable improvement
Nearly 90 percent of French adolescents aged between 12 and 17 have a mobile phone, and supporters hope the ban will help limit the spread of violent and pornographic content among children.(File Photo)
Nearly 90 percent of French adolescents aged between 12 and 17 have a mobile phone, and supporters hope the ban will help limit the spread of violent and pornographic content among children.(File Photo)

French children head back to school but without phones, thanks to President Macron

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 09:45 AM IST
The ban, a campaign pledge of President Emmanuel Macron’s, was brought in under a law passed in July which also banishes tablets and smart watches from French primary and junior high schools.
On Arvind Kejriwal’s directive, the education department had in April this year sent notices to 195 private schools of the city and asked the school heads to roll back their fee hike.(PTI)
On Arvind Kejriwal’s directive, the education department had in April this year sent notices to 195 private schools of the city and asked the school heads to roll back their fee hike.(PTI)

128 private schools in Delhi decide to roll back ‘arbitrary’ fee hike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:13 AM IST
The decision comes after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had issued directions to the schools to roll back their ‘arbitrary’ fee hike after receiving complaints.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) campus in Okhla.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) campus in Okhla.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Want Delhi to be a knowledge centre: Kejriwal at IIIT-D

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 02:41 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal threw open phase-II of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi’s (IIIT-D) campus in Okhla on Tuesday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the inauguration of Phase-II of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D) Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the inauguration of Phase-II of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D) Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Delhi colleges should strive to be among top 10 in world: Arvind Kejriwal

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 07:55 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said higher educational institutions in the New Delhi should strive to be among the top 10 institutes in the world.
Inderjeet Singh, the outgoing head boy of Jasvindera Senior Secondary School, Lalru, loves playing cricket. A humanities student who aspires to be an IPS officer, he is against the reservation system and corruption in India.(HT Photo)
Inderjeet Singh, the outgoing head boy of Jasvindera Senior Secondary School, Lalru, loves playing cricket. A humanities student who aspires to be an IPS officer, he is against the reservation system and corruption in India.(HT Photo)

Turning 18 with HT: ‘Reservation in India overshadow merit’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ribha Sood
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Practical thinker: Inderjeet Singh says he wants to earn money by ‘fair means’ to secure his family’s future. For him, social media is a platform to show off, where hardly anything meaningful is shared.
Geeta Rani wants to be a doctor because she loves biology, but her physics teacher is her favourite.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Geeta Rani wants to be a doctor because she loves biology, but her physics teacher is her favourite.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Turning 18 with HT: ‘ I want to contribute in creating a healthy society’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ribha Sood
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Geeta says India is a great country but its education system is not good and standards need to be raised.
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)

To be relevant, we must revamp higher education

By Ashok Sircar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Today’s educational approaches, thrust and content will have to change if it has to be relevant in a fast-changing world
Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, talks about India’s higher education system, essential employability skills for students, and new-age courses.(hiv Nadar University)
Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, talks about India’s higher education system, essential employability skills for students, and new-age courses.(hiv Nadar University)

‘All students must develop an interest in research’

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, talks about India’s higher education system, essential employability skills for students, and new-age courses.
The debate on the no-detention policy takes away the focus from the larger challenges that plague the education system, the critical one being an acceptance that there is a fundamental difference between effective teaching and rote teaching. Bringing back school examinations for children will not fix the problem.(HT Photo)
The debate on the no-detention policy takes away the focus from the larger challenges that plague the education system, the critical one being an acceptance that there is a fundamental difference between effective teaching and rote teaching. Bringing back school examinations for children will not fix the problem.(HT Photo)

Why the government should not scrap the no-detention policy

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:41 AM IST
By scrapping the no-detention policy, the State will not just delete a clause. It will deliver a body blow to the RTE.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in Dehradun on Friday.(HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in Dehradun on Friday.(HT Photo)

India as a developing country is a farce: Sisodia

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2018 10:20 PM IST
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said India as a developing country is a “farce” concept.
PhD students of SPPU say that the system has made a mockery of their education and choices.(SAHNKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
PhD students of SPPU say that the system has made a mockery of their education and choices.(SAHNKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

Tension mounts as Savitribai Phule Pune University scholars demand basic salary to survive

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Stating that the education system has made a mockery of scholars choices and education, the agitators demanded that they be freed from the burden of degrees.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during an event at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during an event at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Include ancient Indian traditions in education system: Dalai Lama

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 05:08 PM IST
The Tibetan spiritual leader says the greatness of the Indian civilisation is its spiritual brotherhood and harmony.
Atishi Marlena at her home in Noida.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Atishi Marlena at her home in Noida.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Manish Sisodia writes to PM over education adviser’s sacking

New Delhi, HIndustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 10:28 AM IST
The Delhi deputy CM’s letter specifically talked about Atishi Marlena, the adviser to Manish Sisodia on education-related matters.
Park life: Valentine’s Day in New Delhi on February 14, 2014. The inability to escape institutions weighs heavily on individual Indians, especially when it comes to love and marriage.(AFP)
Park life: Valentine’s Day in New Delhi on February 14, 2014. The inability to escape institutions weighs heavily on individual Indians, especially when it comes to love and marriage.(AFP)

Review: Indian Instincts: Essays on Freedom and Equality in India by Miniya Chatterji

Hindustan Times | By Kushalrani Gulab
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Indian Instincts comprises 15 essays on various realities of Indian life, ranging from love, sex, and parenting, to nationalism, religion, and democracy
Tan Jia Yan, 32, worked for a tuition centre that offered money-back guarantees to Chinese students if they failed to pass exams and get a place in a Singapore polytechnic.(Representative Photo)
Tan Jia Yan, 32, worked for a tuition centre that offered money-back guarantees to Chinese students if they failed to pass exams and get a place in a Singapore polytechnic.(Representative Photo)

Singapore tutor held for using skin coloured earphones to help students cheat

Reuters, Singapore | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Private tuition is big business in Singapore with parents paying as much as S$700 ($535) for four-session courses and some tutors have become millionaires from the business.
Not so tranquil: Nazia Erum’s book explores religion-based bullying in schools and on playgrounds. Representative picture.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Not so tranquil: Nazia Erum’s book explores religion-based bullying in schools and on playgrounds. Representative picture.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Review: Mothering a Muslim by Nazia Erum

Hindustan Times | By Kushalrani Gulab
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Nazia Erum’s book speaks of increased religion-based bullying and the systemic othering of Muslim students in India’s progressive schools
Indian Railways has been a lifeline for 23 million Indians every day. (AFP Photo)
Indian Railways has been a lifeline for 23 million Indians every day. (AFP Photo)

India’s political class has failed to realise the gravity of the employment crisis

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 01:05 PM IST
Our education system, barring a few exceptions, has failed to impart the skills to India’s young job-seekers to even compete for high-skill and better paying jobs in the private sector.
Students protest against the CBSE decision to hold retests, near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi recently.(Anushree Fadnavis/ HT Photo)
Students protest against the CBSE decision to hold retests, near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi recently.(Anushree Fadnavis/ HT Photo)

Discontinuing system of multiple question paper sets proved costly: Former CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 10:09 AM IST
The former CBSE official also believes that complacency and negligence may have crept into the education system over time .
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Girish Bapat, guardian minister; Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, founder, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth; M Venkaiah Naidu, vicepresident; Adv Vishnu Patekar, president, Guru Seva Mandal; PD Patil, chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth and Somnath Patil, secretary, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth at the 9th convocation programme of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Campus Connect: English-speaking Indians still a minority, says vice-president, M Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Vice-president of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, stressed need to use local languages more
The papers had been well-balanced and now due to this situation, students are going to be punished in the long-run.(Hindustan Times)
The papers had been well-balanced and now due to this situation, students are going to be punished in the long-run.(Hindustan Times)

CBSE paper leak, re-exam: cause of anxiety for Pune students

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Pune, approximately houses almost 100 CBSE schools.
A teacher writes on a blackboard in front of pupils during a class at the Pierre Levee primary school in La Jarne near La Rochelle, southwestern France, on September 1, 2016 for the start of the school year.(AFP File Photo)
A teacher writes on a blackboard in front of pupils during a class at the Pierre Levee primary school in La Jarne near La Rochelle, southwestern France, on September 1, 2016 for the start of the school year.(AFP File Photo)

France to make school obligatory from age three instead of six

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 04:33 PM IST
The move to lower the threshold would affect only a minority of families, with 97.6% of French children already enrolled at school at age three, education ministry figures show.
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