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India is beginning to change gears on development and Prime Minister Modi has spelt out his vision for an emerging India. The country sees itself as an emerging regional power with growing global influence and if it wants to realize this dream, it will need a larger base of educated and skilled youth. Unfortunately, achievements of education in India is measured in numbers rather than on quality and efficacy of education. The government loves to [...]

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, i.e. CCE, was introduced by the CBSE in the Academic Session of 2011-2012 with the first batch passing Class X in 2012. This education system was introduced for Classes VI – X , where in the students are no longer marked by the Chalk and Talk method of teaching but are graded for their overall performance, including fields of experience skills, dexterity, innovation, steadiness, teamwork, public speaking, behaviour, etc. This system [...]

Who Added Zero To Maths

Are you one of those who feel why Zero existed, or for that matter the Maths subject existed at all? Or are you one of those who would work out how a 2(a+b) can be relevant in your daily life? Well, you may fall into any category but there is no escaping the fact that Maths is indeed an important subject. You will be surprised at how it comes to use on a daily basis [...]

“How is it possible that not a single Indian university features in the list of top 200 universities in the world?” This question, recently asked by President of India Pranab Mukherjee, seems to voice a concern that everyone has regarding the education system in India. India has no dearth of intelligence or manpower, yet it lags behind in quality education. There have been numerous debates and deliberations on this subject. Today, let us explore the [...]

Condition Of Govt Schools In India

On my way to office is a Government school. The time when I come back home from office coincides with school’s over time. The road at that time becomes full of school children (all boys in evening school). The concern is not traffic or any other related matter but the sort of language these school boys use while conversing with each other or calling each other loudly. What I heard is a very abusive language. [...]

In a tiny village in India, when a group of children talk, laugh and make their way to school, one can smile and think that education has reached even the remotest parts of the country. But how many of us introspect what the children actually feel at school? A study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that schooling may not be always a positive experience for the children. It may mean spending the [...]

Primary Education in Tamilnadu

    Recently there was news that the Andhra Pradesh government was planning to set up a committee to explore the success of State-run primary schools in other States, including Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In 2011, the literacy rate in Kerala was at 93.91 percent, a 3.05 percent rise from 2001 and Tamil Nadu stood at 80.33 percent, a 6.88 percent rise from 2001. These two States can certainly take pride in having an education [...]

Indian parents are proud to say their children are studying abroad. Even as it is a matter of prestige, for them it also conveys that the child is brilliant and the family is able to afford the education abroad. Well, this is one side of the story. The other side is the story of ‘brain drain,’ where brilliant Indian students opt to study abroad and finally settle down there, thus draining the pool of talented [...]

India is in the process of changing gears on development and the next 10 years is going to see a lot of activity on several fronts like manufacturing, construction, retail and services. The country did begin to show signs of momentum but began to lose steam mid-way into the UPA II regime. With the new government in place, the hope of India reviving its growth story north of 8% seems attainable, post FY’16. But the [...]

First Year Junior College Online Admissions

First Year Junior College (FYJC) is class XI in which students take admission after clearing Class X examination of Maharashtra State SSC Board or an equivalent examination. Admission is solely based on marks obtained in Class X board exam. Earlier the entire process of taking admission was manual in which students and their parents used to run from college to college to fill the admission form and take admission. It was extremely hectic for admission [...]