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New Activism by CBSE to regulate better

Ever since the new chairman R K Chaturvedi took over office on July 26, CBSE or the central board of secondary education, the pan India secondary education board with over 17,500 affiliated schools, has suddenly come to ‘regulatory’ life. One after another,  CBSE has started to revisit regulatory issues in the last couple of months. It began by issuing an …

The Prakash Effect: Hope

On July 5, the affable bearded Prakash Javadekar, was promoted to the cabinet rank and handedover the ministry of HRD. His appointment was by and large welcomed by all and he did well to acknowledge the national importance of education above politics. Comparatively degree-wise better qualified than his predecessor, Smriti Irani, who moved to textiles, Javadekar brings to the table …

Kota Lessons

On June 1, one more suicide took place in Kota, sixth this year. While the issue of coaching menace and suicides in Kota for the past two months have entered prime time TV debates and received lot of press, it is ironical that just a day after JEE Advanced results were announced, ‘the most successful’ coaching institute advertised full pages …

NIT Srinagar imbroglio

In several education institutions across India, Campus life is getting agitated. While enough has been said about JNU and Hyderabad Central University, NIT Srinagar is the latest to hit the headlines. That a petty incident could snowball into such a big controversy isn’t unexpected if it is Kashmir. Ever since time the legendary Kashmiri leader, Sheikh Mohd Abdullah, changed his …

JNU’s Left turn, Right turn

The reportage of February 9 event at Jawaharlal Nehru University and its aftermath may become a turning point in student activism and campus politics. While the ‘disgraceful’ event demonized JNU as a hub of ‘Moist-secessionists’ nexus, the open-air lecture series on nationalism provided intellectual fodder and brought  many a critical issues of national importance onto spotlight, something mainstream media very …

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