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India towards a New Education Policy Framework

Going by the public utterances of the MHRD, India will have a new national policy on education by the end of this year. Though there is hardly any clue as to how the ongoing consultations at ‘various levels’ are being processed and ultimately how the new policy will be put to ‘vote’ for approval, there is still time left to …

Catch 22 like situation on ‘No detention Policy’

According to a statement issued soon after the first meeting of the reconstituted CABE (Central Advisory Board of Education, the apex advisory panel on education in India) committee that took place on August 19, in New Delhi, there is a broad census among states to do away with the ‘No detention Policy’ and bring back assessment (examination). Barring Karnataka, almost …

How about an ‘Educate India’ initiative?

Modi sarkar (government) may have different view or even a pragmatic view on an alternative to rights based approach, but that shouldn’t in anyway belittle Right to Education, which incidentally was brought to life after a long struggle and the 86th constitutional amendment was actually brought by the previous NDA government  under AB Vajpayee. There is a clear need to …

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) launched, aims for developing Scientific Temper Among School Children

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development that aims to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school children was lauched in New Delhi by the former President, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam on….. Under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, government schools will be mentored by Institutes like IITs/ IIMs/ IISERs and …

July Cover story: ‘SarvadaVigyataVijaya,’ ‘Skill Always Wins.’

On July 15 coinciding with the first ever World Youth Skills Day, India relaunched a repackaged Skill Development initiative first brought into existence in 2009. The new initiative comprises of a National Skill Development Mission, a new National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme, the Skill Loan scheme and a national skill …

Labor ministry loses DGET training arms to MSDE, NIMI also under skills mininstry

Two verticalsDDG (training) and DDG (apprenticeship training) of Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET) under the union ministry of Labor & employment have been transferred to ministry of skill development & entrepreneurship (MSDE) along with all its officers and staff on April 2015 under an order with immediate effect. Staff of field institutes of training, apprenticeship training and woman …

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