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Gender gap narrows in migration for jobs -Abhishek Jha

-Hindustan Times Across various education levels, men are more likely to migrate for work than women, according to the data, although there has been some improvement. New Delhi: There are enough anecdotal accounts of women not being allowed to (or not wanting to) move to other towns and cities to take up jobs. Data on migration from the 2011 census that’s just been released bears these out. Across various education levels, men...

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UGC calls for VC selection system review

-The Telegraph 'The existing system of the HRD minister chairing the panel for selecting IIT directors was a bad practice' New Delhi: A panel of educationists set up by the University Grants Commission has found flaws with the existing system of selecting academic heads of institutes of higher learning and called for a review, implying that politicians should not be part of the process. The recommendations came in a report the four-member committee,...

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The NEP and liberal arts education -Krishna Kumar

-The Hindu The draft’s endorsement of critical thinking would have gained credibility if it had promoted liberal values A few months ago, a school principal told me about her conversation in the morning assembly with children of the middle (Grades VI-VIII) section. She had asked them for suggestions to turn the school into heaven. Some children suggested a garden, with trees, grass, and flowers blossoming all year round. Others pointed out that...

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Only 12% of schools RTE compliant: Whither 6% budgetary allocation for education? -Ambarish Rai

-TheWire.in Despite Indian state’s commitment of 6% GDP on education, the Finance Minister completely ignored right to education for children and strengthening implementation of RTE Act which makes education a fundamental right in her budget speech. The Right to Education (RTE) Forum, which is a collective of different stakeholders in education, condemns this neglect of a legal entitlement, which is unconstitutional and demand for overall increase in the budget to ensure...

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Funds for education of SCs, STs slashed in Budget, say rights groups

-The Indian Express It pointed out that fellowships and scholarships for PhD and post-doctoral courses have constantly declined since 2014-15 - from Rs 602 crore to Rs 283 crore in 2019-20 for SC students and from Rs 439 crore to Rs 135 crore for ST students. New Delhi: The funding for secondary and Higher Education of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) students has received a setback in the Union...

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