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 […]

Accreditation to universities could soon be given by private players

Private sector players may soon get powers to grant accreditation to universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in the country. At present, this function is vested solely with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution under the UGC’s jurisdiction. Official sources said this step could […]

Nykaa expects private label revenue contribution to double in 2017-18

Beauty e-commerce firm Nykaa ventured into private label products with the launch of its nail paints in November 2015. New Delhi: Mumbai-based beauty e-commerce firm Nykaa expects its private label revenue contribution to double in financial year 2017-18, said a top executive of the company on Thursday. “We are on […]

Triple talaq debate: Why girls across faiths ought to unite to reform private laws

Shayara Banu’s spirited PIL in the superb courtroom has challenged the constitutionality of 3 preciseprovisions of Muslim non-public law, which includes immediate triple talaq. Her claim merits the guide it’s far getting from many women’s rights organizations (together with the feisty new Bebaak Collective in addition to the older Bharatiya […]

Private coaching is thriving because people think government schools aren’t good enough

Every year, thousands of young students from all over the country arrive in Kota, a city in Rajasthan, where they camp for a couple of years. Their mission: taking tuitions to clear their final examinations and cracking entrance tests in their bid to earn a coveted engineering or medical seat […]