Weekly Update on Education (Issue No 250)

24 Sep 2013
NISA School Leaders Summit
26 September 2013 | 9:00 AM -6:30 PM
Multi - Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
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School Choice National Conference
Education 2025: Building the Education Frameworks for Tomorrow
20 December 2013 | Multi - Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
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230 million kids enrolled in schools under RTE: Pallam Raju
Zee News, 20 Sep 2013

As many as 230 million children have been enrolled in schools due to the efforts of the Centre under the Right to Education Act, Union Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju said here on Friday.

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Draft policy on early childhood care approved
iGovernment, 20 Sep 2013

The Policy would help to 158.7 million Indian children under six years of age who need holistic and integrated early childhood care. In particular it would enable preschool education inputs for their optimum development to realize their potential.

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Is the Right to Education a reality for India’s children?
Business Standard, 13 Sep 2013

India is home to 19% of the world’s children.  What this means is that India has the world’s largest number of youngsters, which is largely beneficial, especially as compared to countries like China, which has an ageing population.

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‘Education is best investment’ – 10th convocation of Sarhad University
The Nation, 19 Sep 2013

Addressing the 10th convocation of Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology on Wednesday, the governor said this is also the best way to make them better citizens and ensure better future for the coming generations.

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China Online Education Industry Report, 2013-2016
The Herald Online, 18 Sep 2013

In 2012, there were only six cases of investment in online education in China. In the first seven months of 2013, 22 online education institutions including and obtained investments, among which, the USD 20 million of Round B investment obtained by in June was the most eye-catching.

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Foreign technical varsities will still need AICTE’s nod: Shankar S Mantha
Business Standard, 17 Sep 2013

The government might have decided to allow foreign universities to operate independently in India and set up campuses but Shankar S Mantha, chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), says they would still require the regulator’s approval.

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Why Primary Education Matters- Voices from the Field
Save The Children, 17 Sep 2013

Imagine having to swim through a river each day to get to school? No, not wade; not slosh through with wellingtons and a waterproof jacket: I mean swim doggie-paddle style through a deep, running river.

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No deficiency of college if graduate unable to get job: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
The Times of India, 23 Sep 2013

Not getting a government job with a degree issued by a recognized college or university does not amount to deficiency on part of the educational institution, warranting refund of fee, the apex consumer forum has held.

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  • Student enrolment in HEIs has grown 12 times in the last four decades.
  • The GER target for 2016-17 is 25.2 %. (12th FYP,
  • IITs plan to increase student intake by 60%
  • The average Pupil-Teacher Ratio in India is 42.8 in 2012.
  • 3 years after RTE, 1.3L schools have no toilets.

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RTE Coalition
To initiate and continue the discussion amongst concerned groups and individuals on the issue of right of education and monitor the implementation
of the RTE Act, an RTE Coalition has been formed. Join the coalition to make universal elementary education a reality in India.

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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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School Vouchers for Girls
400 girl children from poor families of North East Delhi receive school vouchers for a period of 4 years.
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