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Union Budget 2023-24: Decoding the philosophy and direction of Education Sector for ‘Amrit kaal’

Most post-budget commentaries for years have remained steadfast in quantitative discourse and more so in case of education sector in India. The significative recommendation of 6% GDP spend on education made by Kothari Commission in 1966 has remained a crossbar for most writers, who dissect budgets for an analysis in this very backdrop. And, since then return disappointed as national …

CUET Lessons: Are we heading in the right direction?

The final phase of CUET (Common University Entrance Test) 2022 is underway with constituent universities and their affiliated colleges admitting undergraduate (UG) students. Delhi University (DU), the largest central university in India with about 70,000 seats and 67 colleges, has almost completed the admissions through Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) and so are other 200 universities in the final stages …

Need to look into homework by schools as the same is also keeping women away from work

Surveys, researches and commentaries on decreasing participation of women in workforce in India, are well documented. These point out to alarming trend whereby the share of working women had decreased significantly in the decade before covid pandemic from 26% to 19%, even though they comprise 48% of the population. The pandemic has actually precipitated this trend. At the same time, …

Overcoming Industry-academia disconnect needs B-school curricula to deliver a perfect blend of ‘knowledge, skillsets and behaviour’

Post-pandemic, the business world is evolving towards an ‘employee centric’ mindset. Organizations are recognizing that employee-engagement and employee-delight is paramount, and is possibly the only way which leads to customer-centricity and customer-delight. Employee being the most valuable asset, is becoming louder, both in words and deeds! The agenda of transforming the organizational skill-sets and ‘employee mindset’ lies at the epi-centre …

Educators need to have a change in their mindsets to connect with 21st century world

With the rise of automation, the future of work and education is uncertain. AI is advancing rapidly in the workplace and taking over many of the jobs that were once thought to be safe. These realities and possibilities have an effect on the education system too. Has our education system kept pace with the change and adapted to 21st-century mindset? …

As a onetime measure, Govt must allow Ukraine returnee students complete education here

I would strongly request the Ministry of Education/Health & Family Welfare, Government of India to provide the rehabilitation of the medical students through a bridge course in India and cover the change in cost by providing them with education loan that can be extended and talk about a Global Education Insurance that will even cover the emergency evacuation and rehabilitation …

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