What we have is a long-drawn situation of conflict between the fundamental interests of society. Reopening is going to be a long and uneven process, filled with fear and suspicion, more for some than for others.
Students from the Northeast have seen new waves of clinical racial bias in other parts of India. Will students from India face racial prejudice overseas this fall? In an altered, fearful world, what does it mean for racism against students?
Abruptly, the pandemic-induced cancellation of exams has pushed us towards the terrain of the future, where the importance of board exam results in college admission decisions will continue to diminish.
In a plague year, what does it mean for a schoolteacher to be the foot solider for the election? Our poorest children have long paid the price of their teachers’ state-mandated absence. Now many of these teachers have paid the price with their lives.
When school resumes, let’s not go back to our usual obsession with exams and syllabus. Let’s acknowledge the catastrophe around us and make it part of our children’s experience of growth, learning, and mental health.
Removing mathematics, physics and chemistry as a basic pre-condition for an engineering course is a short-sighted measure that dilutes and erodes the discipline.
Those who know the slim volume know what a unique text it is – a polemical, novelistic essay, an unforgettable manifesto from an age of sinewy manifestos, one of the most influential credos of feminism and pacifism are known to humanity.
How has the farmers’ protest movement affected our schools? How are our youngest students shouldering its burdens?
For all its good intentions, the NEP’s multiple-entry options for college will only further deepen the sharp education apartheid that defines our nation.
For children from India’s poorest families, a lost year of learning has been the least of their losses. School closure has meant the loss of safe spaces, daily nourishment, and the very experience of childhood.
What does it mean to be creative after a year that robbed so much life and reality away? Will it be possible to inspire it in students?
Dr Saikat Majumdar discusses his novel-writing process, the crisis in the liberal arts field and shares his thoughts on creative writing.
Will the reduction of syllabus this year make students less prepared for the subsequent stages of their career?
The financial sponsors of the US University and its higher administration have often been right-leaning, sometimes reactionary.
It will be a different universe. We will need an altered sense of values – new personal qualities that will be indispensable in the post-pandemic world of professions.
Will the Covid-enforced shrinkage of doctoral cohorts have an impact on this question looming over Ph.D. programs in the US? What will happen with doctoral admissions in 2022 and beyond?
Our identities are remarkably fluid – oppressed one moment, oppressor the next. But it is those exploited by all systems of power – as ‘intersecting systems of oppression’ – whose complaints will be the least heard, because they may not even be voiced.
A Teacher's Day chat with professor and education columnist, Saikat Majumdar.
Heavy traffic jam on Delhi- Gurugram expressway at Gurugram- Delhi border due to barricading by Delhi Police, in the view of Shiromani Akali Dal workers and farmers' protests, near Sirhaul Toll Plaza in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Jharkhand BJP President Deepak Prakash during the launch of 'Seva aur Samarpan Abhiyan', on the occasion of the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at BJP headquarters in Ranchi,PTI Photo
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the inauguration function of 'Maha Tikakaran Abhiyan 2.0', on the ocasion of PM Narendra Modi's birthday, at Patliputra Sport Complex in Patna.PTI Photo
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi attends the 42nd GST Council meeting, in Lucknow.PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. Tajikistan President...AP/PTI
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates
We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.