Right to Education Act has not been up to the mark compared to the promises which it held

By Sankalp Agarwal* Education is often used as a parameter to measure the development of a country. It is the fundamental right of every human that makes them empowered, assists in growth and enables better decision making for them individually as well as for the nation as a whole. However, these benefits presume the existence … More Right to Education Act has not been up to the mark compared to the promises which it held

Draft NEP: Slogan of vocationalisation being raised to divert attention from unemployment problem

Suggestions/amendments sent by the All India Save Education Committee (AISEC), in its on the recently-released Draft National Policy on Education (NEP) sent to Union minister for human resource development Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’: The all-India meet organised by the All-India Save Education Committee (AISEC) at Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, on July 28, 2019, in which representatives … More Draft NEP: Slogan of vocationalisation being raised to divert attention from unemployment problem

Indian schools do not provide enough exposure to children from Under-Represented Groups

By Giri Shankar K* With the increasing pace of technological advances and globalisation rapidly taking over, India is all set to become the next hub for economic growth. Adding to this is a young population with an average age of 29 years, which puts India at an advantage. But is India’s human capital prepared to … More Indian schools do not provide enough exposure to children from Under-Represented Groups

Depriving government school children of tasty and nutritious food because of certain religious beliefs

Several reports in the media had highlighted the violations of prescribed menu by Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) in supply of food under Mid-day Meals (MDM) scheme in Karnataka, by refusing to use onion and garlic in the food. Instead of standing up to the imposition of religious agenda in a public scheme, Government of Karnataka, … More Depriving government school children of tasty and nutritious food because of certain religious beliefs

Increase in student suicides: Commercialisation of education dividing, destroying youth power

By Sheshu Babu* Summer is not only ‘cruelest’ season with rising heat and water connected problems to people but also it is a ‘testing’ time for many young students who dream of bright future and decent life. This is also a peak season for suicide-related incidents for secondary and higher secondary as well as competitive … More Increase in student suicides: Commercialisation of education dividing, destroying youth power

Exposure to midday meals increases students’ learning achievement, albeit at a decreasing rate

Excerpts from the study, “School Feeding and Learning Achievement: Evidence from India’s Midday Meal Program”, accepted for publication in 2019 by the “Journal of Development Economics”: School feeding programs are ubiquitous. The World Food Program estimated that in 2013, 368 million children, or 1 in 5, received a school meal at a total cost of US$ 75 … More Exposure to midday meals increases students’ learning achievement, albeit at a decreasing rate

Need to effectively defend Centre’s teachers’ reservation ordinance against PIL in Supreme Court

In a letter to Prakash Javadekar, Union human resource development minister, PS Krishnan, former secretary, ministry of welfare, Government of India, has insisted on the need to effectively defend the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Ordinance, 2019 against the Public Interest Litigation filed on March 8, 2018 in the Supreme Court, even as … More Need to effectively defend Centre’s teachers’ reservation ordinance against PIL in Supreme Court