How do the foreign students contribute to the American economy?
Trump administration’s declaration comes at a time when the universities are struggling to reopen the campuses after the pandemic. Some universities have decided to adopt a hybrid teaching method – a blend of both online and offline classes. But do the fo
10 July, 2020Read More
International students in the US will have leave if institutions go ‘online-only’
Foreign students, pursuing studies in different schools in the United States might have to leave the country or face deportation in case their institutes decide to switch to an online-only method of teaching amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Immigratio
08 July, 2020Read More
World Bank approves $500 million for Indian schools: A closer look
The World Bank has announced the decision of its executive to approve a new project of $500 million to improve learning outcome and governance for government schools in six states of India. The project, named as STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning an
02 July, 2020Read More
Should government facilitate Self-Learning as an alternative?
According to Malcom Knowles, self-learning is defined as: “a process by which individuals take the initiative, with or without the assistance of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resourc
01 July, 2020Read More
IIT Bombay’s decision to move online: Road ahead
In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay becomes the first one to go completely online for one whole semester. Subhasis Chaudhuri, the director of IIT Bombay announced it through his official Facebook page on Wedne
27 June, 2020Read More
What is the issue with falling Academic Freedom in India?
Academic freedom is a sine qua non for modern universities. In its long history, debates and definitions of academic freedom have undergone several changes. It is often thought as axiomatic to general idea of freedom of speech, although a closer scrutiny
17 June, 2020Read More
Germany consults humanities scholars to fight the pandemic and lockdown: A lesson for policy makers and educationists worldwide
What is Germany’s rationale behind engaging humanities scholars in such a large number, almost against the trend even in Europe? The government of North Rhine- Westphelia, which is one of the most populous state of Germany, engaged a world known figure on
UGC guidelines on exams: Important points and Two quick questions
What is the basic point of the UGC charter? The UGC guideline has categorically expressed that ‘grading of the students could be composite of 50% marks on the basis of the pattern of internal 6 evaluation adopted by the universities and the remaining 50%