Weekly Update on Education (Issue No 248)

10 Sep 2013
NISA School Leaders Summit
26 September 2013 | 9:00 AM -6:30 PM
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Education 2025: Building the Education Frameworks for Tomorrow
20 December 2013 | Multi - Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
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Know your RTE
The Hindu, 04 Sep 2013

Attempting to fill the information gap between the system and parents, and within the system, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and Central Square Foundation (CSF), think tanks on education, have launched an online portal ( which is a one-stop source for all information on the Act.

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Ill-qualified teachers, cancelled Paris trip anger DU students
The Hindu, 04 Sep 2013

Delhi University’s M. Tech Nuclear Science students, who were anticipating a year in Paris as part of their course and expecting a Rs.3,000-monthly stipend for the remaining two years, have nothing to look forward to now. The students say they have ill-qualified teachers from correspondence and undergraduate colleges, and have to share laboratories with students from other batches.

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Govt to finalise plans for spreading digital literacy this month
The Economic Times, 06 Sep 2013

The plan, which seeks to leverage government's ambitious National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN), aims to create the right eco-system to provide basic computer operating skills to at least one individual in every family.

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West Bengal forms panel for better education
The Times of India, 06 Sep 2013

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to set up the education commission with four or five eminent educationists to draw up a plan for 2020 and also for 2030 which will be a vision document guiding the education department and the state government.

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Maharashtra may grade varsities to improve education quality
The Times of India, 04 Sep 2013

The state has 20 major universities but none of them is currently graded on performance. "We are severely lacking in innovation and the quality of education in our universities is poor, compared to international standards. One way of improving is to grade them on the basis of certain parameters. Going into the future, we don't want to churn out just students instead of a knowledgeable bunch of students," said a senior official.

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CBSE stresses on heritage education, to hold workshop
Hindustan Times, 03 Sep 2013

CBSE regional head RJ Khanderao said, "To discuss and develop a range of innovative Heritage Education activities, schools are being asked to participate in these activities. The idea is to make young citizens of the country aware of their roots and their idea of civilization identity. This is a crucial understanding in order to launch and position the youth in evolving and becoming global citizens."

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India must regain leadership position in education: President
IANS, 06 Sep 2013

Speaking on the occasion of Teachers' Day, Mukherjee said: "There was a time when we had renowned seats of learning like Takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramshila, Valabhi, Somapura and Odantapuri." "They attracted scholars from far and wide. The powerful minds who taught at such universities created an exalted position for our ancient education system. We have to regain our leadership position. We look towards teachers to guide the way," he said.

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Distruptive Innovations in Education - School Choice National Conference 2011

Distruptive Innovations in Education - School Choice National Conference 2011Speaker:- Ashish Dhawan, Senior Managing Director, ChrysCapital; Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University, UK; Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind; Click here to watch the video

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RTE Coalition
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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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