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The Prakash Effect: Hope

On July 5, the affable bearded Prakash Javadekar, was promoted to the cabinet rank and handedover the ministry of HRD. His appointment was by and large welcomed by all and…

NIT Srinagar imbroglio

In several education institutions across India, Campus life is getting agitated. While enough has been said about JNU and Hyderabad Central University, NIT Srinagar is the latest to hit the…

Back to basics—Employment Generation must be the priority in skilling ‘mission

By Navin Bhatia ‘On September 17, all the media were abuzz with the peon recruitment news from Uttar Pradesh. For 368 posts of peons advertised, 23 Lakh applicants had applied…

‘Rampant’ media illiteracy among educationists, education industry

ON THE EVE OF TEACHERS DAY THIS YEAR, Prime Minister Modi in his customary ‘pathshala’ address said teachers should write about students who left a mark on them. In fact,…

What about a university by Kashmiri Pandits?

AT A RECENT EVENT IN DELHI, THE VICE-chancellor of central university Jammu, Prof Ashok Aima, who for a long period headed the department of business studies at Jammu University prior…

Swachh Bharat Campaign must go beyond the confines of ‘Abhiyan’

  ON GANDHI JAYANTI LAST YEAR (OCT 2, 2014), Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign was launched with much fanfare and promise. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that by 2019,…