by Ravi Lochan Singh
The United Nations has given 15-year-oldRaziya Sultana of Nangalkhumba village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, a Special Envoy Award for Global Education. Announced recently on Malala Day, Raziya, a former child labourer, has been awarded for stopping child labour and enrolling children in schools. Speaking withSwati Mathur, Raziya discussed how she went from stitching footballs to heading a bal panchayat, why child labour exists - and how everyone needn't be prime minister but must aspire to a better life:
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But it has put textbook publishers in a bind. They don't make a cent unless students buy their books new."
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Your test disadvantages as only IELTS suits Aussie bound International students.
It pains me when I write this. There was a time when IELTS and OET were the only English proficiency tests accepted by Australia for visa purposes. Several years ago, I and my colleagues at AAERI had led the battle for acceptance of other tests as equivalent to IELTS. The efforts had resulted in successful acceptance of the other tests for the “student visas”. The immigration site announced in 2011 that…
India's challenge is multiple tipping points at the intersection of employment and employability. About 30% of engineering and MBA capacity is unfilled because students are unhappy with the package of quality, price and job outcomes. The big engine of engineering education of the last 20 years — Information Technology hiring — is slowing down and changing gears. Manufacturing employment — a logical home for an engineering education — is stuck at 12% of the labour force since 1991. And labour laws are forcing employers to buy machines rather than hire people. But the primary issue is quality — a survey by MBAuniverse.com estimates that outside the top 20 MBA colleges only 24% of students are employable.
The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning.
A passionate campaigner for female education, Malala addressed more than 500 students at a specially convened youth assembly.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also addressed Friday's session, calling Malala "our hero".
The schoolgirl, who set up the Malala Fund following the attack, presented a petition of more than three million signatures to the UN secretary general demanding education for all.
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The ICS Guide to Top Campuses is certain to become the most important reference book for students of Class XI and XII - and their parents too. It gives an honest insight into the campuses and courses that students can realistically aspire to in India. The sample papers will prove to be invaluable to students in the preparation not only of their knowledge and skills, but also their expectations
A critical element in India’s 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) is the generation of productive and gainful employment on a sufficient scale. The aim of such planning is to systematically absorb the growing working population in the unorganized sector of an expanding economy. This sector contributes about sixty percent of the country’s GDP. Infact, it employs workers in micro enterprises, unpaid family work, casual labor and home based work on a mammoth scale. In addition, it also absorbs migrant laborers, farmers, artisans and more importantly out of school rural youth.
Students running from college to college to bag that coveted Delhi University (DU) seat might have a reason to smile — the fourth cut-off list, to be announced on Sunday, might have reasonable lower cut-offs and some courses might reopen for admissions at few colleges.
What better sector to show one's entrepreneurial prowess than education? Catering to an ever-growing demand for application based simplified methods of teaching and facilitating both government and private education initiatives, a slew of entrepreneurs are betting big on the sector.
For some, the large volume of business and the prestige of being recognised as a technology supplier to government-run institutions is proving to be attractive for a number of young companies.
India now produces more engineers and MBAs than the US and China combined. Our annual output of 15 lakh engineers and 3 lakh MBAs is way ahead of the US (1 lakh engineers and 1.25 lakh MBAs) and China (11 lakh engineers and 75,000 MBAs). This is not all dysfunctional; India's population is much larger than the US and China's lack of elections means it faces less political pressure for higher education expansion than we do.
- Courage is not the absence of fear, but the absence of self.
- A positive Attitude is a frame of mind – our perspective, as leaders, has much to do with how we engage and deal with challenges.
- Our Behavior, in large part, determines how our people will act and react.
DU has converted a batch of six courses -computer science, electronics, instrumentation, psychological science, food technology and polymer science - that were earlier BSc or BA to BTech. Since the curricula for all subjects were revised to fit into the FYUP pattern, the syllabi for these courses were also changed. And to given an example of how there has been no compromise on the engineering aspect, teachers point out that the electronics course, for instance, closely follows the one at Delhi Technological University.
The third cutoff list, released on Wednesday, offered hope for those seeking admissions in popular courses as seats in commerce, economics, English, physics and chemistry, among others are still going free at several North Campus colleges. There are a few pleasant surprises. Cutoff for English at Hindu has dropped from 96.5%-98% to 93.5%-94.5%; political science has reopened at Kirori Mal; English in several colleges including Ramjas and Gargi; and cutoffs for science subjects have dropped significantly.