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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 [...]

School

Earlier, it was not when absolutely needed that you looked up for information regarding the various school boards in India. The most popular ones used to be the State boards, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Council of Secondary Education (ICSE). But today, there are many boards to choose from. Let us take a quick look at a few of them. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) http://www.cbse.nic.in/welcome.htm History: The CBSE was [...]

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. [...]