News Analysis - Education




  • Canadian Animation Tie-up with Indian Schools (March 05, 2007)
    Canadian technical institutes seemed to have noticed a sharp shortage of skilled manpower to work on computer animation in India and are tying up with Indian animation schools to offer their courses.<More>

  • Indo-Maldives Cooperation on "Good Terms" (February 07, 2007)
    Visiting Deputy Education Minister Abdul Mugsin Mohammed praised India's co-operation at "good terms" with his country.<More>

  • Educational Priorities Need Reevaluation (December 28, 2006)
    According to a senior University Grants Commission (UGC) official, research work in basic sciences is declining which may cause a decline in required talent pool that could indirectly affect India’s dominance in Information Technology (IT).<More>

  • Govt Promises Economic Reforms (November 28, 2006)
    India is planning to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the healthcare and education sectors, continue with reforms in the financial sector, and dilute government equity in public sector enterprises through the Initial Public Sector Offering (IPO) route.<More>

  • PM Panel Faults RTE Bill (November 23, 2006)
    The Knowledge Commission appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that model Right to Educational Bill (RTE) “is flawed for a number of reasons” and ruled that the measures “must be enforced by the central government.”<More>

  • Indo-Swiss S&T Cooperation (November 22, 2006)
    Visiting Federal Minister for Science & Technology Kapil Sibal and Switzerland Home Minister Pascal Couchepin signed an Executive Program of Cooperation (POC) within the ambit of the framework umbrella agreement on cooperation signed November 2003.<More>

  • Italy Woos Indian Students (November 21, 2006)
    Moving in to cash in shortage of education institutions in the US and UK, Italy is trying to promote itself “as an ideal education institution” and “put together Italian companies with the best human resources in India through the university system.”<More>

  • Most Sought IT Talent, Quality Concerns (November 13, 2006)
    A recent international survey found that India to be the top destination for global Information Technology companies’ hiring but also said that India had slipped below China and Eastern Europe where companies planned to start operations next 3 years.<More>

  • Quota Panel Report (October 09, 2006)
    The Oversight Committee submitted their proposals to the Federal Government proposing that the contentious 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) be reviewed in another 5 years and again after a decade to determine the relevance of the policy.<More>

  • Special Education through Satellite (September 08, 2006)
    The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) have signed separate agreements with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to set-up boost distance education oriented at the disabled, parents, and trainers.<More>

  • Who Supports Right to Education Bill?(August 02, 2006)
    Several state governments are angry at the Federal Government’s plan to pass on financial responsibility of implementing the Fundamental Right to Education for children in the six-to-14 age group out of State Budgets.<More>

  • Collateral Damage of HIV - AIDS (July 25, 2006)
    A recent study by three premier institutions predicted that a continued unchecked spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic can adversely impact macro-economic parameters including growth rate, educational levels, and labor shortages.<More>

  • Government to Respond to Reservation Lawsuit (July 24, 2006)
    The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry is to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court (SC) justifying the Government’s decision to reserve seats for the so-called Other Backward Classes (OBC) in higher educational institutions under the 93rdAmendment.<More>

  • Arjun Kills Education Bill, Moots Muslim Reservation (July 14, 2006)
    Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh scuttled an important Right to Education Bill to make way for his reservation schemes that violate Constitutional norms for different pockets of population that is to now include “backward” Muslims.<More>

  • Lower Bar for Teachers (May 19, 2006)
    In a bid to recruit more teachers in colleges, the Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is lowering educational standards further with a proposal to abolish National Entrance Test (NET) requirements for those with MPhil and PhD candidates.<More

  • Absenteeism of Teachers Affects Development (March 28, 2006)
    A World Bank survey studying absenteeism in many countries found that 25% of teachers in India miss work on an average every day, but this rate is not prevalent in all states.<More>

  • UGC Unveils “Educenter” (February 03, 2006)
    The University Grants Commission inaugurated an experimental Educenter text and video supplementary content to students on a 24X7 basis.More>

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  • Rajasthan e-School Experiment (January 24, 2006)
    The United Nation’s-funded Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rajasthan to e-enable its education system.<More>

  • Poor Elementary Education in Rural Districts (January 19, 2006)
    A national study of 506 rural districts has revealed that over 14 million children still do not go to school. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa account for 71.2% of this number.More>

  • HRD Ministry Wants More Funds (January 12, 2006)
    The Indian Human Resources Development Ministry has requested an increased allotment of Rs.8.8 billion to invest in engineering and management education.<More>

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