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China Passes Law To Ease Homework Pressure On Children

Oct 24, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The legislation also seeks to tackle internet addiction and limit the pressure of out-of-school tutoring for children in the country’s ultracompetitive education system.

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.


The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

Food, safe options for family planning and the right to quality education are some of the development goals of every nation. Experts closely involved in these areas, including in policymaking, share glimpses of the journey so far.

Low Wages, No Contract: UNESCO Report Shows School Teachers In India Caught In Web Of Neglect

Oct 06, 2021 Rakhi Bose

UNESCO’s recent State of the Education Report for India 2020, found that 42 per cent of the teachers across private and government sectors in India were working without a contract and earning less than Rs 10,000 a month.


Muslim Youth Want To Become Shah Rukh Khan, Not IAS Officer: Ex-Minority Education Commission Chief

Justice MSA Siddiqui spoke to Outlook about the status of madrasa education in India and said that most government grants go to fake madari (madrasas).

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02 October, 2021

Left Academics Manipulated Indian Curriculum Under Congress Rule: CB Sharma

Vikas Pathak

Let India have a nationalist curriculum, do not politicize it, says Chandra Bhushan Sharma.


30 September, 2021

Reform Within: How A Madrasa In Madhubani Is Blending Change With Tradition

Umesh Kumar Ray

The Jamia-Tul-Qasim Dar-ul Uloom-Il-Islamia madrasa in Bihar is breaking stereotypes by teaches three languages—Urdu, English and Hindi—along with computers, history, math, geography and science.


16 September, 2021

Students Return To Colleges, Campuses Restore Pre-Pandemic Cheer

Jheelum Basu

After befriending gadgets for attending online classes and and stuffing them with countless e-books for over a year, students finally are back to the real books and are enjoying the majestic aura of the varsity libraries.


15 September, 2021

JEE-Main Result: 18 Share Top Rank, 44 Score 100 Percentile

Outlook Web Desk

Starting this year, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Main was conducted four times a year to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores.


14 September, 2021

PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone For Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University In Aligarh, Praises Yogi Govt In UP

Outlook Web Desk

Before 2017, governance in Uttar Pradesh was in hands of 'goondas' and 'mafias', but today such elements are behind bars, the Prime Minister said. Jat Figure Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a freedom fighter, educationist and a social reformer. Naming the university after him is met with controversy as political overtones dominate.


13 September, 2021

PM Modi To Lay Foundation Stone Of University Named After Renowned Jat Figure in UP

Outlook Web Desk

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a freedom fighter, educationist and a social reformer, is set to get a state university named after him in Aligarh soon.


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12 September, 2021

Women Can Study In Afghanistan In Segregated Classrooms With Islamic Dress: Taliban

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan's new rulers formed an all-male government.


01 September, 2021

Students Excited As Colleges Reopen In Himachal But Attendance Remains Lukewarm

Ashwini Sharma

A decision to open the colleges was taken in view of a significant drop in the Coronavirus cases and also due to persistent demand from students to start physical classes.


01 September, 2021

Education Minister Reviews School Reopening As Govt Assures Staff Vaccinations By September

Outlook Web Desk

The government said that the Centre is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across the country to "ensure a safe environment for reopening of schools".


24 August, 2021

Karnataka Becomes First State To Implement National Education Policy

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the launch event virtually, hailed Karnataka for setting an example for other States to follow.


21 August, 2021

Whose Education Is It Anyway?

Sachin Shridhar

Why there is a rush to go abroad for the so-called 'Higher Education' by those who can afford it or very often by the hordes who have to stretch their parent’s resources to somehow manage to pay.


18 August, 2021

Learning Among Fear And Suspicion

Saikat Majumdar

What we have is a long-drawn situation of conflict between the fundamental interests of society. Reopening is going to be a long and uneven process, filled with fear and suspicion, more for some than for others.


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11 August, 2021

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Tech Talks 2021

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to conduct Tech Talks for engineering aspirants on futuristic technologies


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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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