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Pvt Teacher Colleges say existing & proposed polices crippling them, Rs 57K Cr worth infra may go idle

India’s 20,500 private teacher education/training colleges constituting 93% of the total school teachers training capacity available in the country are up in arms as announcement of the new National Policy on Education is round the corner. Their apprehension is that if recommendations contained in the draft NEP are in reality reflected in the new policy, it will spell a death …

ASER 2019 ‘Early Years’ report shows Play-based activities more productive in early years learning

ASER ‘Early Years’ data shows that children’s performance on tasks requiring cognitive skills is strongly related to their ability to do early language tasks and early numeracy tasks. This suggests that focusing on play-based activities that build memory, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities is more productive than an early focus on content knowledge  Conducted in 26 districts across 24 states in …

3 New Kitchens by Akshaya Patra Foundation to supply Midday meal to over 64,000 children in Delhi from 2020

From January 1st 2020, Akshaya Patra Foundation, a nonprofit based in Bengaluru,  will begin new kitchen operations in three areas of Delhi—Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Jahangir Puri and Samaypur Badli—for  feeding midday meal to 64,179 children across 134 schools in the national capital through these three kitchens. While Mohan Cooperative kitchen will feed 21,133 children, Jahangir Puri kitchen funded by Franklin Templeton Investments …

Model of Excellence for School Education in Jhunjhunu

Government of Rajasthan and Piramal School of Leadership (PSL), an initiative of Piramal Foundation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to transform Jhunjhunu district into an ‘Innovation Hub for Excellence in School Education’, over a period of 5 years. The MoU was signed in the presence of Govind Singh Dotasara, Minister of Education (Primary & Secondary Education), Manju Rajpal, Secretary, …

Govindan Talian Veedu is the new Managing Director of CUP India & South Asia

Govindan Talian Veedu, currently the Regional Director of Cambridge University Press India for English and Education in theASEAN region and North East Asia will replace Ratnesh Jha as the Managing Director following Jha’s resignation early this month.  According to a statement issued by the publishing company, Govindan has a deep knowledge of the South Asia market from previous roles in …

500 Schools across states to function as skill hubs

As early as next 2020 academic session, 500 schools in the country will get the tag of skill hubs on lines of ATL model under SANKALP Project of the ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Each skill hub will house a laboratory or skills inventory after consultation with local industry to make them locally useful and resourceful. Cluster of nearby …

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