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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 […]

Never too late to learn!

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Never too late to learn!

PHEDIKHOLA, NEPAL  – In the village of Pedikhola,  Durga Kami , now 68, is finally completing his secondary education. Every school day, puts on his school uniform and, with the aid of his walking stick, walks for over an hour to reach the school for another day of learning. Grandfather Kami had always dreamed of […]

Are you sending your  kid to Suicide City?

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Are you sending your kid to Suicide City?

Are people from small towns in places like Bihar, sending their kids to ‘suicide city? Puzzled? Read on The town of Kota in northern Rajasthan state is ‘famous’ its numerous study centre that coach students prepare for India’s extremely competitive admission exams for medical and engineering colleges. But Kota produces high stress levels and  has […]

True Education Should Nurture Values In Children !!!!!

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True Education Should Nurture Values In Children !!!!!

Earlier, parents, acquaintances, and even the environment were the chief educators of children. The learners acquired the knowledge, ideas and beliefs of their own culture and tradition. Most importantly, they learnt values and that was education for them. The children of those days grew up to be responsible citizens. Nowadays, the concept of education has […]

Rajasthan’s new textbook deletes  Nehru

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Rajasthan’s new textbook deletes Nehru

Can you imagine the Indian National Movement without a reference to Jawaharlal Nehru? The new Social Science textbook for Class VIII in schools of Rajasthan has erased Nehru from the pages of history. It does not mention who India’s first Prime Minister was. Uploaded on the website of publisher Rajasthan Rajya Pathyapustak Mandal — http://www.rstbraj.in […]

SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

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SC prescribes Bitter Pill for Medical Council of India

What will happen to the lakhs of students who dream of becoming doctors? Is the Medical Council of India (MCI), the body responsible for screening students for admission to MBBS degrees, capable enough for such a work? In spite of functioning for so many years has MCI been able to generate professional excellence? There are […]