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South Asian University (SAU)

Context: South Asian University (SAU), India’s “first international university” is facing a significant depletion in its financial reserves. About South Asian University (SAU)

Six years: Debate over minimum age for Class 1 admission

Context: Schools in Delhi this year will continue to admit students to Class 1 below the age of 6 years. There were 14 States and Union Territories, as of March 2022, that allow Class 1 admission for children who have not completed six years. […]

What is APAAR ID, One Nation One Student?

Context: Several state governments requested schools to seek parental consent for the creation of a new student identity card known as the Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR).  About APAAR ID Working of APAAR ID Significance of APAAR ID

UNICEF’s Passport to Earning Initiative

Context: Department of School Education & Literacy organised an online program on 11th October 2023 to commemorate the milestone of one million certifications of its Passport to Earning (P2E) Program. About UNICEF’s Passport to Earning (P2E) Initiative  Passport to Earning (P2E) Initiative in India

Adult literacy

Context: In 2018, Karthyayani Amma, who became the oldest learner at the age of 96, passed away. About adult literacy Advantages to adult education Reason for adult illiteracy Government initiatives To enhance adult education, it is crucial to establish accessible and flexible learning opportunities. […]

What are the findings of the Parliament panel on the New Education Policy?

Context: Recently the Parliament Standing Committee on Education, headed by Vivek Thakur, tabled a report during the special session of Parliament on the “Implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 in Higher Education.” Issues discussed by the panel?  Findings of the report?  Recommendations […]

Malaviya Mission: Teacher Training Programme

Context: The Ministry for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has launched the Malaviya Mission for the training of teachers in higher educational institutes.  About Malaviya Mission The 8 themes include  Objectives of the Scheme:  Salient objectives of the scheme in alignment with NEP […]

National Education Policy, 2020: Early Childhood Care and Education

Importance of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Provision for ECCE under National Education Policy  In the new 5+3+3+4 structure of New Education Policy 2020, a strong base of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) from age 3 is included, which is aimed at […]

14 States are yet to join Centre’s flagship education scheme

Context: Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are among 14 States and Union Territories which are yet to sign a crucial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Education Ministry, which mandates the implementation of the National Education Policy in order to avail funds […]

How the Performance Grading Index assesses states in school education

Context: The Education Ministry released Sunday’s latest Performance Grading Index (PGI) edition. This relatively new index measures the performance of states in school education. How is PGI worked out? What does the grading system reflect? How have states performed this time? What are the […]

Rankings, and the Realities of higher education

Context: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) recently released the India Rankings for 2023. Notwithstanding some of the criticisms on the methodology adopted and the parameters chosen by the Ministry of Education, a scrutiny of the 2023 edition as well as some of the […]

A Model for Quality and inclusive education

Context: Recently, the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranking of the top 100 colleges in India reveals the consistent success of Tamil Nadu in providing higher education that is both of good quality and inclusive. Performance of Tamil Nadu Is the stellar performance of Tamil […]

E-education platforms, their Generative AI chapter

Context: The Massive Open Online Courses have gained a lot of currency in the last one decade. However, use of Artificial Intelligence has provided impetus to the growth of MOOCs in the recent years. Background of MOOCs Challenges faced by MOOCs However, in the […]

National Exit Test

Context: Recently Union Health Ministry announced that the National Exit Test (NExT) will be held in 2024. About National Exit Test Medical education in India The objective of NMC includes to: The functions of NMC include to: Members of NMC The Commission shall consist […]

National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)

Context: Recently the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), under the Union Ministry of Education, announced the India Rankings 2023 of higher education institutions. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras in Chennai remained the best educational institution in overall rankings for the fifth consecutive term. […]

New guidelines for deemed universities

Context: Recently, the UGC has released new guidelines for deemed universities. Eligibility Criteria for an Institution to be Declared as Institution Deemed to Be University                                                      OR                                                         OR         OR Corpus Fund: In the case of Institutions not funded by the Government, a Corpus Fund of […]

AISHE report and low Muslim participation in higher education

Context: The Ministry of Education, Government of India has released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021. The Ministry has been conducting All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) since 2011, covering all higher educational institutions located in Indian Territory and imparting higher […]

National Credit Framework

Context: The Government developed National Credit Framework (NCrF) to integrate learning on all dimensions i.e., academics, vocational skills and experiential learning including relevant experience and professional levels acquired. The National Credit Framework (NCrF) provides for Assignment, Accumulation, Storage, Transfer & Redemption of Credits through […]

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