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Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya NATIONAL MISSION ON TEACHERS AND TEACHING, First steps towards tackling ‘national emergency’ of TEACHER SHORTAGES

  On December 25, 2014, the union ministry of HRD (education ministry) launched the much awaited national mission on teachers and teaching with an estimated overlay of Rs 900 cr…

Looking at a Nation of Students

Global relevance & competitiveness remain the key challenge as India will have 70 million students, the highest number ever in history of mankind by 2030 According to Greg Clark, British…

Skill Development Talk, All ‘Rhetoric’– Success Mantra Elusive

The Prime Minister, Narendera Modi leaves no opportunity or platform without talking about his pet ‘skilled India’ slogan and when read with his equally catchy ‘Make in India’ catchphrase, an…

Death of an idea: Govt withdraws NCHER Bill

One of the major recommendations of National Knowledge Commission (esb 2005), the brain child of Dr Man Mohan Singh as Prime Minister  & headed by Sam Pitroda, the ‘Telecom Czar’,…

TEACHERS DAY or STUDENTS DAY?Live televised Modi’s Pathshala an instant hit, but teachers’ issues still on fringes as India celebrated yet another Teachers Day on September 5

In a welcome change Prime Minister Narendra Modi went live on national television and webcast for a good one and a half hours on September 5, the birthday of former…

Of 100 Days, Sanskritized marques, and an all out Gender Focus

The union HRD ministry under the new government as a departure from the past has clearly set an innovative agenda with small but specific initiatives. We reproduce some of what…