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Are students safe in school?

We send our children to the school to get educated, and till a few decades ago, we did not have to dwell too much on the safety of our children in the schools; we took it for granted, for the school was always synonymous with the word ‘safe’. Unfortunately, it is no longer the case. In 1995, in Mandi Dabwali, many school children perished in a fire at a prize distribution ceremony In 2001, 971 [...]

Digital Invasion - Goodbye to Books

In the month of November, India celebrated Children’s Day. It can be said that children are the future of any country; they constitute the resource which will enable a nation to achieve great heights. All this said and done, it is extremely important for these children to be brought up in a manner which will enable them to be ideal citizens of the country. Unfortunately, today most parents do not have any time for their [...]

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a very vital and significant role across the whole world in every aspect of human activity. This emerging technology not only has a key role in education and training but has also enhanced scope for sharing knowledge all over the globe. Information and Communication Technology has given education a whole new meaning as this evolving technology has already challenged stereotyped and conventional way of educational system. As knowledge is [...]

Indian Education System

Lot of talks have been revolving around the urgent need of overhauling the Indian education system. Literacy still shows scope for improvement. In 2013, the literacy rate in India was pegged at 73 percent as compared to 64.8 percent in 2001. But is literacy alone education? While we can applaud this small improvement, there is serious concern about the standards and abilities of the students who are being churned out of the schools and universities that [...]

She belongs to Delhi. Her score in matriculation was above 85 percent and in 10+2 she scored close to 90 percent, enough to prove her intelligence. Last year she burnt midnight oil to clear the entrance and get admission in a course and college of her choice not only in Delhi but also in the neighboring States. To her surprise she couldn’t apply in most of the colleges in other States because of domicile system. [...]

Stress in Students

To mark the World Suicide Prevention Day observed on September 10 this year, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) conducted a study on the growing number of suicides in India among school and college-going students. The study revealed that about 11 percent of college students and about 7 to 8 percent of high school students have attempted suicide. The survey comprised 1,500 school and college students. In an earlier study, it was found [...]

School Fees hike but No Solution

Back in the 1980s and the 90s, education never pinched the pockets. Most of the time, parents never considered it a part of monthly expenditure, except when they had to pay a bulk amount during the beginning of a session or purchase uniform. However, the case is no longer the same now. Over the years, the schools have grown, the facilities have increased and so have the fee structure. Today, students’ education is serious business [...]

Recently, there was an announcement by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to discontinue teaching of German in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) schools as the third language and instead opt for Sanskrit. These are Central government schools in India, which come under the aegis of the MHRD. There are over 1,000 KVs in India and about three abroad. This announcement that came mid-session of the year shocked many people. How can students who [...]

Sports at School Level in India

Sports in India has gained a new definition recently with many leagues catching the attention. The responsibility to get sports in every household is being recognized by the sports authorities, to an extent, and business tycoons are investing money to promote sports and to benefit the players at par with their capacity. Yet, there is a long way to go. India is still far behind when it comes to Olympics and other important events. Is it [...]

November 14, 2014
Homework

When a child comes home from school, the first question that every parent most likely would ask is: “Do you have any homework?” If the answer is ‘yes’, the next step would be to plan how to go about it. If the answer is ‘no’, there is a sigh of relief on both  sides. The case can be reverse too. There are some situations where parents really get concerned when the child comes with no [...]