Education

In Dumka’s remote areas, mohalla schools for students -Abhishek Angad

-The Indian Express With social distancing, masks, loudspeakers, blackboards, and a few volunteers, teachers in various Dumka villages have ensured that their students' studies do not suffer using these 'mohalla classes'. Every morning, Shailen Tudu (12) sits by his house near a painted blackboard and solves the...

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No Internet, school comes home in rural Sikkim -Esha Roy

-The Indian Express While the Sikkim government has launched the Sikkim Edutech App to help students from Class 9-12 cope with the learning loss, it's the junior students and those in far flung areas who were left with little support. Sometime in April, with Covid forcing schools...

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Tumse na ho payega: VC-making words -Pheroze L Vincent

-The Telegraph How a put-down propelled Minz to helm of Dumka Varsity Sonajharia Minz still remembers the stinging comment: “Tumse na ho payega (You’re not good enough).” These words from her school maths teacher in Ranchi had propelled Minz, an Oraon tribeswoman from Gumla district in present-day Jharkhand,...

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Glimpses of Pratham's 20-year partnership with Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo -Rukmini Banerji

-The Indian Express Over two decades, we have together learned how hard work on the ground and rigorous research can help to evolve solid solutions to one of the big problems facing primary education in India today. Little did we know when we embarked together on a...

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Tribal woman who teaches Sanskrit says qualification alone should matter -Bishwanath Ghosh

-The Hindu People may have long stopped speaking Sanskrit, but I don’t find a decline in interest in the subject, says Sarathi Hembram. Kolkata: Sarathi Hembram lives in a rural pocket of West Bengal, where life is largely untouched by the acrimonious political arguments vitiating social media,...

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