From AAP’s education master to Kejriwal’s second-in-command–Manish Sisodia dons multiple hats

Manish Sisodia, who holds the number two position in the Delhi government as well as its purse strings, took oath as a minister in the new Arvind Kejriwal-led cabinet for the third time. Sisodia (48) is known to be Kejriwal’s close confidant and has come a long way to emerge as a […]

What “Parasite” Tells Us About Higher Education And Inequality

Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best … [+] RICHARD SHOTWELL/INVISION/AP This year’s Academy Award for Best Picture went to Parasite, a South Korean film that touched on themes of inequality and class conflict. One character forges a credential “proving” his enrollment in a university […]

Budget 2020: Education gets front seat in Sitharaman’s aspiring India

In the Union Budget 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has suggested a new education policy, besides several measures that will bring in a paradigm shift in the educational systems and creation of employment in India and abroad. “By 2030, India is set to have the largest working-age population in the world. Not only do […]

UP Block Education Officer orders government school teachers to ‘prepare’ brides for mass wedding

Government school teachers in Uttar Pradesh Minister Satish Dwiwedi’s constituency were asked to prepare the brides for a mass wedding organised on Tuesday. Often teachers working in government-run schools are assigned duties other than teaching children. However, this time it has turned rather bizarre as some of these women who […]

OLYMPIC EDUCATION: INSPIRING GENERATIONS THROUGH SPORT

ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION, THE IOC IS CELEBRATING THE EDUCATIONAL LEGACY OF OLYMPIC GAMES AROUND THE WORLD. Today’s Olympic links between sport and education go back even further than the International Olympic Committee (IOC) itself. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a French intellectual and founder of the IOC, was fascinated […]

HUL boss Sanjiv Mehta bats for apprenticeship, says Indian education system must inculcate training in curriculum

Technological advancements over the years have forced organisations to rethink the integration of man and machine. Organisations are spending a lot of money retraining and re-skilling their employees for the Industrial Revolution 4.0. But most of this training to address the present-day skill needs happens once employees have already joined […]