CB Sharma

CB Sharma

Undermining educators’ morale

Undermining educators’ morale

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | CB Sharma

Rahul Gandhi must be more circumspect in his comments on education administrators in the country and not drag politics into everything. If he wants to change the long-established system of appointments, he should promise to do so when he is in power In one of his interviews, Congress president Rahul Gandhi,...

India failing on research output

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | CB Sharma

India cannot figure in the global university ranking list unless the entire process of awarding doctoral degrees is revamped. The UGC, in particular, must reconsider its research norms and guidelines and link funding to good research output Research is the backbone of the higher education system and universities. Functions of higher...

Education reforms: Bed of thorns

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | CB Sharma

Change or innovation in the education sector should not be introduced in hurry. Change impacts a large number of students and if it is not well thought out, it may lead to negative disruption. Examination reforms should be debated and considered well before being introduced Our girls have made the country...

Testing times for the CBSE

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 | CB Sharma

There has been a rising chorus demanding the sacking of the CBSE chief. Yes, she must be sacked! For, she tried to sweep a system clean which has been nurturing mafias Question paper leaks are not uncommon —  it happens almost every year in India and also abroad. However, the recent...

Challenge of public school education

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | CB Sharma

Positive outcomes have been registered in the education sector but the need is to bridge the class divide which reflects in the quality of education Public education in every nation has a pivotal role as the cost of education is completely or in some cases, mostly borne by the Government. On...

learning better in mother tongue

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 | CB Sharma

Mother-tongue based primary education should be our priority for better schooling results. It is unfortunate that while resources are available, the will is lacking Saving our mother tongue should not be taken as a linguists' romance but as the most important national agenda. An understanding, that all must learn and speak...

Much ado about nothing

Monday, 19 February 2018 | CB Sharma

The HRD Ministry’s fellowship scheme is lucrative but will not help it emerge as the leader in the education sector. Several issues remain to be addressed The Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced a very attractive Prime Minister Fellowship scheme for 1,000 present or former BTech and MTech/MSc students of...

Correcting a misguided education policy

Monday, 22 January 2018 | CB Sharma

The Government is spot on in reconsidering the no-detention policy in schools. Education is, perhaps, the most difficult sector in terms of introducing reforms. Nevertheless, Javadekar must be ready to face opposition to this pro-nation, pro-children reform Children studying in elementary classes could go up to class VIII even if they...

State Editions

State employees going on strike to lose salary

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

11 natives of UP among dead

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP true saviour of Dalits: Yogi

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Titli-hit village G’pati still awaits relief

22 October 2018 | TARINI PRASAD PANDA | Bhubaneswar

Similipal park to reopen from Nov 1

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Woman’s semi-clad body found in Khordha

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Sri Lanka: The road to recovery

21 October 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Lessons from Hyderabad airport

21 October 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda

The Indian Guru in Kenya

21 October 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

The fragility of dreams

21 October 2018 | Ronica Wahi | Agenda

Culture Lane

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

OddlyEnough

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda