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Govt keen to bring back ‘detentions’ in elementary schools

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Govt keen to bring back ‘detentions’ in elementary schools

Why does the government in a rush to push through the ‘New Education policy’, to  bring back the system of detention in elementary schools? Why doesn’t the government and the HRD Ministry give time for vetted experts in education to discuss it? Ahead of the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) […]

New ‘surgical strike’ : Nalanda University Board fired!

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New ‘surgical strike’ : Nalanda University Board fired!

New Delhi: Now, the prestigious Nalanda University is being Modi-fied. And as usual, the dictatorial manner in which things are being done is under criticism. Some call it another covert  ‘surgical strike’ with termination emails being sent after midnight! The Narendra Modi government kept the governing authority of Nalanda University, including the varsity’s chancellor George […]

Is truth being abused in  the ‘St Xavier’s Scandal’?

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Is truth being abused in the ‘St Xavier’s Scandal’?

Sometime between Deepawali and Chhat, news trickled in from the vernacular press that a four year old girl had been abused by two women teachers at the prestigious St. Xavier’s School in Patna,the capital of Bihar. At first glance, one was not amused.Having been associated with the campaign against child abuse in Bihar since 1997, […]

Nagaland primary teachers on strike from today

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Nagaland primary teachers on strike from today

Having not received salaries for almost six months, around 2,600 aggrieved teachers under the Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) on Tuesday launched second phase of stir against the State government at the Directorate of School Education (DoSE) here. The aggrieved teachers, who were on first phase of agitation boycotted classes till yesterday since […]

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Asia has its First Green University

Colombo:  Want an international degree in Environmental Sciences? Good News! The NSBM Green University, South Asia’s first green university was declared open by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (October 26). The NSBM Green University, equipped with modern facilities has been built as a university town at a 26 acre land […]

Pathetic : the fate of these Patna Pupils

Pathetic : the fate of these Patna Pupils

There are several government schools in Patna, Bihar’s capital but, several state run schools are in a sorry state. The schools may serve the ‘letter’ of the Right to Education Act, but fail in its spirit. The children need the basic facilities for their growth and development. For example, the Boys Middle School in Karbigahiya is […]

Blood Sacrifice: ‘Unit-ed’ for a cause!

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Blood Sacrifice: ‘Unit-ed’ for a cause!

Forty One  students donated blood while 45 more have been shortlisted for the same at a blood donation camp held at St. Xavier’s Colleges (Patna, Bihar) on Thursday. The Camp was organized under the aegis of Kurji Holy Family Hospital as part of college’s effort to contribute to the welfare of the society. Blood donation […]

Big protest against Night school closure

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Big protest against Night school closure

Bombay, (Mumbai) is shutting down its night schools! These night schools have helped countless working class people gain education over the years. The first move was this: the State government fired 250 night school teachers. Close to 4,500 students and teachers of night schools held a protest march against the state government’s decision to shut […]

Scam tainted Ruby wails, ‘wanna go home!’

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Scam tainted Ruby wails, ‘wanna go home!’

Patna:  Ruby Rai the so-called ‘topper’ who has brought shame to the real hardworking and sincere students of Bihar, has spent 18 days in a  remand home for minors. She was taken to the juvenile justice board office at Gaighat in Patna City for a hearing on her bail petition. The hearing  began before a […]

What is Jesuit Education?

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What is Jesuit Education?

The Jesuits have seen the training of religious and lay people as core to their mission for more than 400 years. The order’s form of education is based on the experience and life of the Spanish founder of the order, Ignatius Loyola. A lay Catholic, he developed the “Spiritual Exercises,” a devotional guide to a more […]

OF AYE AYE TEEZ & FACTITIOUS IDOLATRIES

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OF AYE AYE TEEZ & FACTITIOUS IDOLATRIES

A fortnight ago the final results of IIT Advanced were announced. It is a prestigious pan India examination, in which, not just students but parents and the education industry at large invest time, diligence, disciplined focus and money. Phew, what a slew! How has IIT garnered this fame? Despite its hype and appeal to dedicated […]

AN College Diamond Glitter flawed by Bacha Rai Scam

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AN College Diamond Glitter flawed by Bacha Rai Scam

Patna: The falling standards of education Bihar and the infamous ‘Bachcha Rai’ topper scam were topics that overshadowed what was supposed to be a celebration, as Patna’s   AN College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee on Saturday. The occasion coincided with the  129th birth anniversary of Bihari intellectual and freedom fighter Anugrah Narayan Sinha after whom the […]

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