Tag: Education

Rat race, is it worth it?
Columns

Rat race, is it worth it?

August 23, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Sometime back I had met a girl studying in 9th std. living nearby during summer holidays.  She had mentioned to me that she was interested in taking coaching for badminton and swimming. But later on I came to know she was busy the whole summer attending coaching classes…

A crisis in the making
Feature Articles

A crisis in the making

January 28, 2018

Findings of NGO Pratham’s Annual Status Education Report paint a grim picture that needs attention By Ashvini Ranjan Adam Smith, the 18th-century philosopher who is considered the father of modern economics, observed that the wealth of a nation is not merely that which is measured in terms of precious metals or other forms of tangible…

Unburden Second PUC students
Voice of The Reader

Unburden Second PUC students

May 15, 2017

Sir, This refers to the article “Unburdening our PUC students” by Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem in Star of Mysore dated May 12. Before giving some solutions, I shall narrate my experience when my son was in 12th class, four years back. At least once in two months, we had to attend the parent-teacher meeting where…

Revamping education system is the need of the hour
Voice of The Reader

Revamping education system is the need of the hour

April 21, 2017

Sir, This refers to T.J.S. George’s article titled “If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry’ all talk of development in India is bunkum” (SOM dated Apr.4). Corruption and commercialisation of education is responsible for the lowest level of moral standards we are observing today in our country. This is evident from daily news of…

Admission Frenzy…
Columns, In Black & White

Admission Frenzy…

April 8, 2017

Every year just as students are coming out of a nerve-wracking exam season, parents turn into nervous-wrecks with the approaching admission season. And every year during the same time, many Principals, Secretaries and Managing Committee Members of schools suddenly turn into Mughal Emperors. These Sultans preside over a durbar hall lined up with fear-stricken parents,…

If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry,’ all talk of development in India is bunkum
Columns, Point of View

If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry,’ all talk of development in India is bunkum

April 4, 2017

By T.J.S. George Education in India is in tatters because of horrendous corruption. This is making the country wobble like a skyscraper detached from its foundations. The authorities ignore the crisis because they are themselves either the destroyers or protectors of the destroyers. Frauds and scoundrels have been having such a field day that it…

Schooling-skills disconnect
Editorial

Schooling-skills disconnect

March 15, 2017

Outlook towards and perception of society’s constituents, especially the currently most-talked-about caste-based components, have got morphed and twisted to suit the selfish gains of all who matter in the land. Scholars quoting scriptures on several occasions to remind people that castes were originally determined by virtue of a person earning a livelihood adopting a specific…

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