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Education for change

Monday, 14 May 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Environmental education as a separate subject shouldn’t fall victim to the need for reducing the curriculum load. The subject is vital for comprehension of existing global concerns A major policy issue that has been pending for over two decades now deserves a decision in the context of the formulation of the...

Global education in Indian context

Monday, 30 Apr 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Apart from national challenges, India’s new education policy must gel appropriately with global concerns and initiatives. Lower standards of learning have certainly dented India’s credibility India eagerly awaits its new national education policy. The education sector is faced with numerous challenges. While it can claim huge advances in terms of increasing...

Education must acculturate

Monday, 02 Apr 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Sexual harassment is a serious problem for students at all educational levels. Schools must have targeted policies to curb these troubling incidents Practically every day one confronts reports on sexual harassment, suicides, acid attacks, and even rape and murders. This particular day as I peruse items of my particular interest —...

Challenge of reshaping textbooks

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The Government’s decision to drop curriculum load is welcome but not enough. Lighter textbooks with relevant course work and better teachers can well be the recipe for improved learning It is indeed encouraging that textbooks are under discussion on a nation-wide scale, consequent to the decision of the Union Government to...

Academic overhaul challenge

Monday, 05 Mar 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The Government’s decision to reduce NCERT syllabus by half is a well-considered decision that will bring much relief to the students but it is going to be a tight rope walk for MHRD The recent announcement on reducing the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum by one-half indicates...

Eradicate the malaise of copying

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The Uttar Pradesh Government must be applauded for launching a crackdown on the notorious ‘nakal mafia'. It must now formulate strategies for a real transformation of the education system Uttar Pradesh, the most populous State of the Indian Union, is conducting its annual class X and XII school board examinations....

Indigenous knowledge and Darwin

Monday, 05 Feb 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Satyapal Singh has every right to differ from Darwin's theory but he’s not correct in asking for it to be removed from text books. Instead, the enthusiastic Minister must use his knowledge to debate the issue India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh has been condemned...

Imbibe Indian ethos in education

Monday, 22 Jan 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The proposed teacher-orientation programmes are a good opportunity for educators to acquaint themselves with the contemporary relevance of the Indian tradition of knowledge quest It is indeed encouraging that steps are in place to provide residential orientation to newly recruited teachers in colleges, universities and other central institutions of higher learning....

Becoming agents of change

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

While India can be proud of the advances it has made, there has been a severe deterioration of public respect for elected representatives, who themselves have the power to lead the change Homo-sapiens are the only species among living beings blessed with the power of ideas, imagination, curiosity and creativity. These...

Aspirations of young India

Monday, 25 Dec 2017 | JS Rajput | in Oped

The past year could and should have achieved much more than what it did for education. 2018 is going to be a year of surging aspirations and exploding expectations The mode and extent of verbal human interaction has drastically changed in the last couple of decades. Not much interaction takes place...


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