June 2019

Month

The University Grants Commission (UGC: Higher Education Regulatory Body of India) has recently decided to ask all universities to move to a choice-based credit system. This is a welcome move and is good for the long-term educational reforms that are due for a long time. There are, however, several issues that need to be looked...
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I am sure that if you are in the field of higher education you would have come across terms such as experiential learning, holistic education, choice-based system, student-centric education, and transformational education. These have, to a large extent become the buzz words in the field of education, not only in India but in most parts...
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The National Education Policy is being finalized and inputs are invited from the citizens till 30th June. Education is perhaps the most important social issue. We have compiled a summary to provide some highlights from the draft policy. The highlights are available here.
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If you are in the field of education you would be very familiar with the term academic freedom. It was designed to give teachers the freedom to differ in their ideology, in their thought process and to challenge the existing wisdom without fear of persecution by administrators and repercussions on their careers. This indeed was...
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Our education system has today discarded or reduced the emphasis on art, music, physical education, and healthy lifestyle which were considered as necessary education for life. Somewhere while moving with time we just tilted our focus on those areas that could be tested and we could rank our students on a measurable scale. We took...
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