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Like election manifestos, draft NEP is merely a statement of intent -Satish Deshpande

-The Indian Express The nation awaits the new born DNEP’s janmakundali to reveal its future. But we already know one of its possible epitaphs: It was just too good to be true. What does the new National Education Policy (NEP) have to say about the future of Indian Higher Education? Before trying to answer this question, it is necessary to spend a moment or two on the roughly 500-page draft of...

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Squandering the gender dividend -Sonalde Desai

-The Hindu It is a national tragedy that women unable to find work are dropping out of the labour force If labour force survey data are to be believed, rural India is in the midst of a gender revolution in which nearly half the women who were in the workforce in 2004-5 had dropped out in 2017-18. The 61st round of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) recorded 48.5% rural women above...

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Merit makes a mark in NEET results -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-The Telegraph Nearly 80 per cent of SC, ST and OBC students who cracked NEET cleared the cut-off meant for general-category students The results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, declared on Wednesday, have shown that aspiring doctors from underprivileged social backgrounds are no less than general-category students when it comes to merit. Nearly 80 per cent of students from among the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes who cracked the NEET...

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The sum and substance of the jobs data -Sonalde Desai

-The Hindu Rising unemployment must also be seen as a function of rising education and aspirations The report from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is finally out, garnering a lot of attention based on selective reading of tables and spurring partisan debates. In particular, the staggering increase in the unemployment rate, from 1.7% in 2011-12 to 5.8% in 2017-18 for rural men and from 3.0% to 7.1% for urban men, has...

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It's now official: Joblessness rises with education level -Surojit Gupta

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Only 2.1% of illiterate urban men were unemployed in 2017-18, but 9.2% of men with at least secondary education didn’t have a job. The gap was even wider among urban women — 0.8% of those uneducated were jobless whereas 20% women with secondary or Higher Education were not employed. The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released by the National Statistic Office (NSO) on Friday shows the...

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