News and views on education
THE RTE NEWSREEL
Times of India, 10 June 2014
Letter to Smriti Irani: Five steps to take India's education system from mediocre to world class
Dear HRD minister,
on BJP's victory in the general elections. We now eagerly await the
measures that your government will take to drive socio-economic
prosperity for the country. As the government prepares for such
measures, it is important to note that for any growth model to be
successful we need an educated and skilled population. That's why PM
Narendra Modi placed skills at the head of his "skill, scale and speed"
formula to transform India.
Economic Times, 10 June 2014
World Bank to offer transition support of $3.5 billion to India for infrastructure, education initiatives
DELHI: The World Bank will continue its concessional lending meant for
poorer countries to India and has also significantly upped the
country's single-borrower limit, looking to provide a helping hand to
the new government in taking forward its agenda on infrastructure,
skilling, river cleaning and tourism.
The New Indian Express, 10
National Education Policy Soon, Sports to be Part of School Curriculum
DELHI: Emphasising its priority on social sector, the NDA Government
would soon formulate a National Education policy. The policy would be
aimed at setting up IITs and IIMs in each state and establishment of
AIIMS-like institutions in every state as well as providing 33 per cent
reservation for women in legislature.
Times of India, 9 June 2014
Teacher training weakest link in education chain
of the most important streams of higher education is teachers'
training. It is from here that thousands of young men and women spread
out to teach children in schools, virtually holding the destiny of the
future generations in their hands. Yet teachers' training remains one
of the most chaotic, neglected and deficient sectors of India's vast
Business Standard, 6 June 2014
India must regain its past glory in education: President
Pranab Mukherjee has expressed disappointment over the fact that not a
single modern Indian educational institution is amongst the top 200
educational institutes in the world, whereas from 3rd century BC to
12th century AD, for a period of 1500 years, India was the leader in
higher education in the world.