Major central universities became parochial in their outlook as opposed to attracting talent from all over the country and outside. The marginalisation of merit has had its own set of consequences where quest for excellence has given way to catering to the lowest common denominator. … [Read more...] about What’s ailing higher education in India?
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LUCKNOW: Conducting the BEd entrance examination despite the surging Covid-19 pandemic showcases the sensitivity and caution of the state government and sets the trend for upcoming competitive exams during Covid times, said higher education department's additional chief secretary Monika S Garg. In an interaction with TOI, Garg reacted to the debates over whether the Uttar Pradesh BEd joint entrance examination should have been held or not at a time when cases of coronavirus were rising in the state. Admitting students based on their final-year marks and without an entrance test would have been an injustice to them, she said. The decision to conduct the test was taken in the interest of students so that everyone gets an equal opportunity, Garg added. "There were debates that the government should have done away with the examination in view of safety or admitted students on merit basis. However, that would not have been fair for the student community," said Garg. She added that … [Read more...] about BEd entrance test was in interest of students: UP Edu dept
NEP 2020 aims to help students learn about the world around them and contribute to it in various ways by focusing on learning by doing, by developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, along with the other 21st century literacies, competencies and personality traits. … [Read more...] about ‘We must not deny children the advantages of knowing English’
Photo taken on Aug. 13, 2020 shows Wu Zhinai (4th R) posing with some teammates of "Polar Bears" in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province. Wu Zhinai, a 85-year-old ice hockey goalkeeper, has been promoting skating and ice hockey for more than 60 years. A former physical education teacher in a middle school, Wu Zhinai and some friends formed an ice hockey team named "Polar Bears" in 1999. The team now had over 30 members with an average age of nearly 50. To welcome the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, Wu Zhinai planed to donate some valuable winter sports collections to the Sports Museum of Shanxi Province. (Xinhua/Yang Chenguang) … [Read more...] about Pic story: 85-year-old man dedicated to promoting skating, ice hockey
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