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Low key National Education Day

November 11 is the National Education Day in India and coincides with the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first education minister (Aug 15, 1947-Feb 2, 1958)….

Kashmiri students are the gullible victims; a clear policy is needed to end their trauma

In the wake of some terror related recent incidents involving Kashmiri students studying outside their state, there is a backlash against them  across the county. In Punjab, where three students…

Need to pay attention to fundamentals to make skilling successful  

This year’s World Skills Day, which incidentally is also the birth anniversary of Skill India programme (July 15, 2015)looked sober devoid of optics and high decibel rhetoric.  There could be…

The knotty Higher Education Commission of India proposal

In all probability it will be curtains for the University Grants Commission (UGC), which was established through the UGC Act of 1956 on the pattern of the British University Committee,…

Time to revisit corporal punishment framework

In the recent months, some dastardly acts of shooting and killings on campuses have given rise to fears of a new trend. Ritu Chhabra, 47, principal of Swami Vivekanand Public…

Time to declare schools as a national asset

With government’s aggressive push on digitalization in education, there is risk of a different kind whereby policy makers and administrators may set onto a different path. Schools, teachers and classrooms,…