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Budget 2021: Education sector expects loan subsidies, reduced GST slabs, tax breaks for startups, NEP implementation plan

Ahead of Budget 2021, the education sector expects the government to announce a wide array of policy measures and initiatives that will continue the growth of edtech and digital learning models. Education sector expects loan subsidies, reduced GST slabs, tax breaks for startups, NEP implementation plan

Author : | Source : YourStory | Date : 27th January, 2021.
Despite pandemic, emerging tech boosts placements at IITs

Companies that reached the IITs and other top engineering colleges in the country for campus placements increasingly asked for students who could tackle data science, machine learning (ML), internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, blockchain, and design thinking.

Author : | Source : The Times Of India | Date : 27th January, 2021.
Padma Awards 2021: 26 People Awarded for Literature and Education

A total of 119 Padma awards were given this year out of which 26 are educators, writers and authors. Seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri awards have been given by the President Ram Nath Kovind.

Author : | Source : NDTV | Date : 25th January, 2021.
CBSE restructures affiliation system; process to be completely digital with least human intervention

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is restructuring the affiliation system for schools and making the process completely digital and based on data analytics with least human intervention. The new system, which will come into effect from March 1, has been restructured as per various recommendations for systemic reforms laid down in the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Author : | Source : Money Control | Date : 24th January, 2021.
Getting top foreign universities to open campuses requires more institutional autonomy

The National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020), the fourth since Independence, was rolled out in July 2020 and has led to intense discussion on school and higher education. The most challenging aspect of the policy is the implementation of even those aspects on which there is some sort of consensus.

Author : | Source : The Indian Express | Date : 22nd January, 2021.
4-year undergraduate programme could return to DU in 2021-22 session

Seven years after it was junked, the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) is set to be reintroduced at Delhi University from the 2021-22 academic session, ThePrint has learnt.

Author : | Source : The Print | Date : 22nd January, 2021.
As schools and colleges reopen in post COVID world, what are some preventive measures we must keep in mind?

COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we lived, and what we considered 'normal'. While we never thought there will exist a world where every individual work from home and all children attend online classes, for months in the year 2020, it seemed like life had changed and how.

Author : | Source : Times Now News | Date : 21st January, 2021.
Covid-19 job impact: Which sectors lost the most people and which ones hired the most in 2020?

The Covid-19 outbreak in India and the subsequent nationwide lockdown from March 25 altered the landscape of the country’s employment sector. With close to 10.9 million jobs being lost across sectors, 2020 was termed the worst-ever year for the job market in India.

Author : | Source : Money Control | Date : 13th January, 2021.
A new vision for legal education in India

Legal education and law schools are the foundation whose quality, workmanship and solidity determine the beauty, longevity and functional utility of the superstructure of law. But, in India, only a few dynamic and outstanding law schools remain islands of excellence amid a sea of institutionalised mediocrity

Author : | Source : Hindustan Times | Date : 11th January, 2021.
Pandemic is an opportunity to reimagine schools as places for community learning

The critique of school as an institution has developed and grown in the past half a century. Education theorist Everett Reimer wrote School is Dead in the 1960s. Danger School, a classic published by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire’s group in the late 1970s, captured through scathing cartoons the harm which schools inflict on our children. Most schools are caged jails, where an alien curriculum designed by some “experts” is thrust down a child’s gullet.

Author : | Source : The Indian Express | Date : 11th January, 2021.