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%
Missing friends, Cafes and endless confusions: Mental health of students during Corona
We are suddenly challenged by multiple problems concerning the present and future of education. Covid-19 has left us with multiple over-determined questions to seek answers for. Only when the experts see some light of hope, new questions demand attention.
14 May, 2020Read More
Investment in Online Education: Pan-Asian platform as panacea?
One of the major ‘achievements’ of Covid-19 is that it has made us realise that the normal functioning of our lives need an overhaul. For the last one month many academics have shown burgeoning interest in understanding how education is slowly shifting fr
08 May, 2020Read More
Post Lockdown norms for school: What more is needed?
In accordance with the WHO guidelines, the MHRD is drafting new directives of seating arrangements, mess and library rules etc. for schools once they reopen after the lockdown.
07 May, 2020Read More
Education post Covid-19: IB suspends exams, a leap forward in Higher education?
According to a recent report by Economic Times, the HRD ministry is chalking out new directives, keeping in mind the WHO recommended social distancing norms, to be followed once classroom education resume.
05 May, 2020Read More