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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 …

COVID-19 is a human crisis and a challenge of a century

After the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1920 that wiped out an estimated five crore (50 million) human lives, almost a 100 year later, COVID-19 is posing a similar pandemic threat to humanity across the world. It has posed a huge challenge for the mankind as there is no known cure for this highly infectious disease as of now. This virus …

From periphery to centre stage: Something fundamental is changing about education

School and education was a major poll plank of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during the 2020 electioneering campaign for February 8 assembly elections in Delhi and the party retained power with a huge electoral victory by winning 62 of the 70 seats. For sure, there would be a lot of other factors including water and electricity subsidies besides free …

JNU attack a national shame; cease the opportunity to abhor radicalism, and reform campus governance

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), arguably one of the best public research universities not only in India but globally is in 50th year of its establishment. It was set up in 1969. On this momentous milestone, this premier university has much to celebrate and obviously every Indian must take pride in its academic, institutional and alumni achievements. It has bolstered the …

Campus Flare ups: Under invested education & Student Distress major contributors

The one great divide in well meaning and intelligent people in our society is about defining the fundamental purpose of education right from school to university. While most people have the generic view that education is knowledge assimilation and creation and therefore an intrinsic force which illuminates mind and human spirit with greater understanding and ideation for progressive civilizational values …

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