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What does the New Team of ministers at the Ministry of Education tell us about India’s education reading?

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor, RSS, have been very clear in their minds about importance of education and its role in shaping of the society. However, unlike in NDA I under AB Vajpayee when the Ministry of Education (then HRD) was given to a heavyweight, Murli Manohar Joshi, in 2014, the BJP experimented with a novice …

National Education Policy 2020: A milestone or a new dawn?

After more than five years of its announcement on January 26, 2015, the National Education Policy 2020 was approved by the Government on July 29, 2020, which ended not only a long wait for culmination of policy making process, but a lot of speculations as well. From 484-page draft to a 66-page policy document, the expectations from the policy proposals …

Cancellation of Exams is the first significant victory for children of India

Success is a measured outcome? The cancellation of the examination for the remaining subject papers by the two largest national boards—CBSE and ISCE—is a rare instance where the voice of children has in a sense triumphed. Though it was only after the matter reached the Supreme Court, still the message that went across is that children as a community does …

Frontliner or Trustee: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’s first year as HRD minister shows up the man than the ministry

Last year (2019), on May 30, when Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister for the second time in a row after returning to power in  the May 2019 parliamentary elections, the induction of Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank into union cabinet came as no surprise. As a heavyweight from his home state of Uttarakhand, Pokhriyal for obvious past reasons had …

Present tense, future progressive…Digital transformation of education debate hasn’t settled as yet

As one of our authors in our April edition and several others have put it, the accelerated evolution towards online or Internet enabled mode of education by the Covid19 pandemic has been a ‘future brought to present’ kind of event that is occurring despite our unpreparedness or in contravention of organic evolution rules. If communication technologies, connectivity and programmed devices …

Disruption caused by COVID-19 Pandemic abruptly giving way to a New Education Order, but those discriminatory dangers remain

The newly discovered Coronavirus, which has caused mayhem and practically locked down the world as the humanity suffers its worst pandemic in many decades, is causing a reshaping of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 2 lakh people in the last four months and as over three million are infected and are adding at a considerable rate, the …

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