Weekly Update on Education (Issue No 235)

11 June 2013

CBSE instruction emphasizes on all-encompassing education
Jagran Josh, 05 Jun 2013

Mr. UC Bodh, the deputy secretary of CBSE, warns school in his written letter that they are responsible for the textbook being considered. The Indian schools as per Affiliation Bylaw Rule 15.1 (d) can use textbooks of their private publisher for following the syllabus.

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Professor arrested for blogging against Manipal university
New Education Review, 21 May 2013

The lecturer, who taught in Dubai campus of Manipal University and finished his term at the private university a year ago, had his contract terminated without reason. Dubai courts acted in his favour and he received his end-of-service- benefits, said police.

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MHRD dissolves Distance Education Council; UGC to frame guidelines
Indian Education Review, 03 Jun 2013

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has dissolved Distance Education Council (DEC) with immediate effect and University Grants Commission has been given the responsibility of Open and Distance Learning (ODL).

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Maharashtra universities to implement Choice Based Credit System
Indian Education Review, 03 Jun 2013

All the universities in the Maharashtra will now follow Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at the Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) levels from upcoming academic session. A high powered committee of Vice Chancellors has recommended following a directive from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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Delhi University’s four-year degree programme slammed
Education News, 03 Jun 2013

The four-year degree programme of Delhi University has come under fire from educationists and jurists, who have asked for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention to postpone it.

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Delhi University names colleges offering BMS
Education News, 03 Jun 2013

Delhi University has finally come clear on the colleges that will offer the Bachelor’s with honours course in management studies. In all, six colleges — Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, College of Vocational Studies, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College and Deen Dayal Upadhyay College — will offer the course.

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Shopping for education
Education News, 05 Jun 2013

The confusion over Delhi University’s decision, spearheaded by its vice-chancellor, to replace the existing three-year graduation course with a four-year programme gets compounded as the admissions process for the new academic year begins. Aside from the merits and demerits of such a seminal change, students are being forced to consider the ‘benefits’ of spending an extra year, delaying their entry into employment, for the very same degree that they can get in any other university.

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Keep Off Education
Economic & Political Weekly, Vol – XLVIII  No. 23, 08 Jun 2013

Neo-liberal policies have not delivered on any of their promises. Indeed, they have aggravated India’s age-old problems of inequality, unemployment, caste and communalism, to name a few. Yet, the ruling classes hold them up as a proven panacea.

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Rotten Education System in India

Kanji, a 10 year old child, who stays in a remote village in Gujarat, daily, go to school which is situated near main temple of Lord Shiva. When asked him about simple mathematical summation or multiplication of two numbers, he was not able to even read that problem statement properly. He was even lacking basic writing and reading skills in English. He is not the only dull student in that village; actually 80% of the students of that village are actually remaining uneducated.
This is not the only case in that village but in fact almost every other village in India has poor education system. Click here to read more

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Skill Vouchers - Global Experiences and Lessons for India
Leah Verghese and Parth J Shah)
A study of the role that skill vouchers can play in catalysing demand for quality skill development services. This study examines global experiences with skill vouchers and draws lessons for India from these experiences.

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Reservation in Private Schools under the Right to Education Act: Model for Implementation
Shekhar Mittal and Parth J Shah)
A comprehensive analysis on reservation in private schools under the Right to Education Act, providing a seven-step model for 25% implementation.

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