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Winters are a time when you just want your world to pause and getting to school, college or work is not a priority, as you snuggle underneath your blanket and shut off the alarm on your clock. If wishes were horses, this would have been a reality. Waking up in the morning is sometimes the toughest thing to do during winters. You want to wake up happy and start your day on a good note, [...]

B Schools in India

In the last five years, the number of business  schools or B-schools in India has almost tripled. There are around 4,500 B-schools in India today and collectively there are more than 3,60,000 MBA seats. There has also been an increasing trend of B-schools having foreign collaboration. In fact, the education sector has reached a stage where anyone aspiring to get an MBA/PGDM degree can now get admission easily in one or other B-school somewhere in [...]

Recently I came across a news article on how in India, Hindu students are joining the madrasa schools. Going by the fact that the madrasa schools are specially meant for the Muslims, how come the Hindus are joining these schools? According to a survey done, there were many reasons for Hindus joining the madrasas. Some said that it was the love for the language Urdu, some said that these are like any other good regular schools, [...]

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 [...]