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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Study Abroad Amid Covid-19 Pandemic: Busting 10 Myths About Overseas Education

Jan 07, 2022 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Outlook spoke to some noted education counsellors and experts in the field who have been dealing with students aspiring to go abroad to break the 10 biggest myths that parents and students often fall prey to while choosing their options for study abroad.


RTE Act 2009: PIL In SC Seeks Common Curriculum For School Children Across India

RTE Act 2009: The PIL said it is the duty of the Union to effectuate a common education system, but it has failed in the fulfilment of this necessary obligation as it has simply adopted the pre-existing National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of 2005.

Congress MLA Slams BJP, Says 50% Teacher Posts Vacant In Mewat Schools

Dec 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal told the House that at present a total of 8,506 posts of different categories of teachers are sanctioned in the Mewat cadre. At present, 4,325 teachers are working in 938 government schools of Nuh district, he said.


UNICEF Urges South Asian Schools To Reopen As Education Witnesses Increased Digital Divide

UNICEF has urged South Asian countries to open schools as interruptions in education are said to have dire consequences in these countries. Here's a look at India's digital divide created by online education.

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10 December, 2021

No Game-In Purchases Sans Parental Consent, Avoid Real Names: MoE Advisory On Online Gaming

Outlook Web Desk

“Use antivirus and spyware programs and configure web browsers securely using firewall. Activate parental controls and safety features on the device or in the app or browser as it helps restrict access to certain content and limit spending on in-game purchases,” it said.


02 December, 2021

"This Dark-Complexioned Man Doesn't Make False Promises": Kejriwal Retorts Back To Channi

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Alluding to AAP, Punjab CM Channi had said "kale angrez" are trying to take over Punjab after "chitte angrez" (British) were ousted from the country.         


29 November, 2021

Maharashtra: Observing COVID-19 Protocols For Reopening Primary Schools

Outlook Web Desk

Observing COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, vaccination of teachers and school staff are among the protocols that have to be followed in schools, according to the Maharashtra health department's guidelines ahead of the reopening of schools on December 1 for Classes 1 to 4 in rural classes and Classes 1 to 7 in urban areas.


23 November, 2021

Incidences Of Violence Mars ANSU's Capital Bandh In Arunachal Pradesh

Outlook Web Desk

ANSU had submitted its demands to the state government on several occasions relating to the education sector in Nyishi inhabited districts of the state besides, demanding immediate transfer of Education Commissioner Niharika Rai and withdrawal of an FIR lodged against the union leaders recently.


22 November, 2021

Modern Education Not Equipped To Build Students' Character, Says Chief Justice Of India

Outlook Web Desk

"You will have to deal with people from different walks of life that may occasionally challenge you. But be tolerant. Hold onto certain core values as you walk through this journey of life, and experience all the richness it can offer you", said Justice Ramana.


22 November, 2021

Delhi Univerity's New Academic Session For First-Year UG Students Begins

Outlook Web Desk

"It is like a festival on the first day of college with students from various states, speaking different languages mingling with each other. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, everything is being done online. We held the orientation session last week for the students. The college does not feel like a college without the students."


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20 November, 2021

Dharmendra Pradhan: Assam To Be Made Laboratory For Mother Tongue-Based Education

Outlook Web Desk

Pradhan further said that the Centre is striving to ensure parity in educational opportunities across the country, and to that end, a roadmap for creating 'Special Education Zones' is being prepared.


18 November, 2021

Arunachal Govt Announces Education Reforms, Closes 400 Zero Enrolment Schools

Outlook Web Desk

In a statement, Chief Minister Prema Khandu said that the northeastern state is yet to accomplish the desired status in quality education despite having 3000 government schools.


17 November, 2021

ASER Finds Students Shifting From Pvt. To Govt. Schools, Most In UP & Kerala

Outlook Web Desk

There has been a clear shift from private schools to government schools in the last three years.


12 November, 2021

Children's Day: 5 Things To Know Before Applying For An Education Loan

Pushpita Dey

Before applying for an education loan, keep the documentation, collateral and credit reports ready


11 November, 2021

India-US National Allies In Education, Need To Strengthen Collaboration: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

PTI

Speaking at the virtual roundtable conference 'Advancing India-US Education Partnership' on Wednesday, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that India and USA are natural allies, especially in education.


06 November, 2021

CBSE To Hold Term 1 Examination From November, Schools Directed To Submit Internal Assessment Scores By December 23

Outlook Web Desk

CBSE will release term 1 examination roll numbers on November 9 on the official website cbse.nic.in.


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25 October, 2021

Class 10 Students With A-Plus Grades To Get Seats In Courses They Pick: Kerala Education Minister

Outlook Web Desk

Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty announced on Monday said that the government is increasing the number of seats amid complaints from students.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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