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Education isn’t a commodity, students aren’t consumers!

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Education isn’t a commodity, students aren’t consumers!

New Delhi: You can’t sue a college for not giving you a ‘placement’. Education isn’t a commodity to be bought or sold or with ‘special offers’. Students are not consumers. A youth’s plea against an institute for allegedly not providing him with an internship or job as promised at the time of admission, has been […]

Now reservation for Girls in IIT?

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Now reservation for Girls in IIT?

New Delhi: This ‘new quota proposal’ will probably be hailed throughout India!  A panel has recommended reservation for girl students in IITs to address the issue of slump in the number of female students entering the prestigious institutes (Jan 15). The guys need not be worried, because ‘new seats will be created only for girls’. […]

Our Education: Tests, not Teaching?

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Our Education: Tests, not Teaching?

Sir, Education is meant for the all-round development of a person. But today the whole education system merely focuses on the quantitative aspect of the students whereas their qualities somewhere seem to die under the burden of the dreams, interests, and ego of the parents and teachers. In the present education system, teachers instead of […]

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 […]