Draft National Education Policy 2019: Govt Is Positive Yet Cautious With Edtech

As the basic building block of the country’s growth, education in India has been constantly evolving its teaching methods with several startups at the forefront of this revolution. According to Inc42 Datalabs,there were 3,500 edtech startups in India in 2018. Between 2014 to 2018, 182 edtech startups were funded with a total of […]

OPINION | Draft New Education Policy’ Bizarre Proposal: Parents to be Regulators of India’s Private Schools?

The draft New Education Policy 2019 includes some long-awaited shifts in the education sector like the inclusion of both early childhood education and secondary education of the Right to Education Act, doubling the budget allocation for education, strengthening decentralised mechanisms of teacher management and support, expansion of school nutrition programme […]

No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector

NEW DELHI: The government won’t offer any special concessions to Apple but is reviewing its entire policy on mobile phone manufacturing as part of an effort to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative, officials said. This could meet some of the demands that Apple has made apart from benefitting other […]

RSS makes new attempt to put its stamp on education policy

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said the NEP (national education policy) is beyond Congress and BJP and everyone should contribute to the making of the new policy. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: With a new human resource development (HRD) minister in charge, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological parent of […]

New education policy not to infringe states’ rights: Prakash Javadekar

A file photo of HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: There is no proposal for holding morning prayers in schools in the draft education policy, the government said on Thursday, allaying apprehensions that it would infringe on the rights of the states. Replying to a question whether […]