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New education policy draft hailed

Ludhiana: The Punjab Educationists’ Forum organised a round-table discussion on “NDA’s new education policy” draft at Ramgarhia Girls College today. Principal Inderjit Kaur and president Ranjodh Singh of the Ramgarhia Educational Council extended a cordial welcome to the guests. The forum discussed in detail the proposed draft of the new education policy of the National Democratic Alliance. The forum hailed the merits of the new education policy, which included a change in the age for the Right to Education, from the age of three years to 18 years upto 2030,…

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New education policy seeks to junk 10+2 format, ‘high-stakes’ exams

NEW DELHI: Replacing the 10+2 system, replacing ‘high stakes’ Class 10 and 12 exams with subject-wise ‘modular’ assessments anytime between Classes 9 and 12, ‘census’ examinations for classes 3, 5 and 8 to track progress throughout the school experience and deregulating higher education to allow students to opt for courses, exit them mid-way and resume them at fully autonomous public and private institutes — these are some of the key recommendations of the new education policy that the Modi government is set to make public as it begins its second stint. Key…

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The Election Fix: Have BJP’s attempts to solve India’s education problems done more harm than good?

Welcome to The Election Fix. On Sundays, we take a closer look at one theme that will play a significant role in India’s Lok Sabha elections. In the past, we’ve looked at things like agriculture and the discrimination faced by Muslims in politics. This week, Shreya Roy Chowdhury takes a look at education, from how the big promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party have turned into piecemeal efforts to the major challenges facing India’s policymakers in the future. We are running a reader survey about the Election Fix and what you would like to see from our…

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SBI education loan for vocational studies 2019: Check expenses covered, rates, other details

State Bank of India (SBI) offers the facility of education loan for vocational studies under which resident Indians can avail a term loan for pursuing skill development courses in India. State Bank of India grants a maximum loan of Rs 1.5 lakh for vocational training and studies.  |  Photo Credit: BCCL New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) offers the facility of education loan for vocational studies under which resident Indians can avail a term loan for pursuing skill development courses in India. SBI educational loan for vocational training and studies covers…

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The Discredited Value of Humility in Education

As we await the reign of artificial intelligence, is it too late to refine the idea we have of purely human intelligence? The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. According to the British Psychology Society, various studies prove that “intellectual humility correlates with superior general knowledge.” These findings may surprise or even disappoint quite a few people, such as the experts routinely invited by the media to explain complex problems, journalists on American news stations (Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, to cite only those three), mainstream politicians and a fair number of bloggers….

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Education reform needs a systematic approach

To effect a large-scale transformation in education, what is needed is a comprehensive approach to coordinate academic and administrative change.(HT File Photo) Approximately 29% of India’s population is below the age of 14, and, at 250 million, we have the highest number of school-going students in the world. Unfortunately, we also have a public education system that is failing the young population by denying them quality education. To effect a large-scale transformation in education, a systemic approach, consisting of comprehensive and coordinated set of academic and administrative reforms, is needed. Academic…

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