Lucknow’s Urvashi Sahni wins social entrepreneur award for her contribution to education

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced Urvashi Sahni of Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2017 Award. The award was conferred by Suresh Prabhakar […]

Top 20 per cent higher education campuses to have greater autonomy: Prakash Javadekar

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2017 10:40 am Javadekar used the words “trust”, “free from government’s clutches” and a “fund and forget” philosophy to underline the policy. (File Photo) The top 20 per cent of higher education institutions in the country deserved more autonomy and the government […]

Byju’s Learning App Acquires TutorVista, Edurite From Pearson Education

Online learning platform Byju’s on Monday announced it has acquired TutorVista and Edurite from Pearson Education. The move is focused on expanding international reach and creating a diverse product portfolio. “This partnership will enhance our product offerings and give us access in some of the new markets when we launch our international […]

Technical education must be imparted in regional languages, says Union minister Vijay Sampla

Technical education should be imparted in regional languages to provide a level playing field to the rural youths whose lack of knowledge of English put them at a disadvantage in comparison to their urban counterparts, Union minister Vijay Sampla said on Wednesday. “Youths in remote areas who have obtained technical […]

Eating in Dalit homes is political tokenism, give them education and jobs instead

It suggests that Dalits need some sort of legitimacy and social acceptance by dint of higher caste leaders eating in their homes. The BJP is not alone in this, all political parties have adopted this practice to demonstrate their progressive credentials. This is to shortchange, and indeed, insult the Dalit […]

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 67 – Household Education by Harriet Martineau (1848)

Monday 15 May 2017 05.45 BSTLast modified on Monday 15 May 2017 05.47 BST Harriet Martineau’s story offers the parable of a certain kind of literary endeavour that’s never far from the experience of quite a few writers in this list, ie contemporary success, and short-term celebrity, followed by a more prolonged […]