Multidimensional Poverty Report 2019 and India

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index. The report states that of the 101 countries assessed across 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income, about 1.3 billion people are “multi-dimensionally poor. Where does India Stand? With the incidence of multidimensional poverty at 27.5%, multidimensional poverty has almost ..


Economic Survey 2018-19

The Economic Survey 2018-19 was tabled in the parliament by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs. The Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2018-19 are as follows: India’s GDP (gross domestic product) is projected to grow at a rate of 7 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20. The survey views Indian Economy as ..

Impacts of Globalization on Higher Education

The higher education structure in India has served as both agent and object of the globalization and impacts of Globalization on it are immense and diverse, encompassing positive and negative changes. Globalization has not only underlined the need for higher education reforms but also wider utilization of IT, emphasis on R&D, and investment in development ..

Right to Education and No Detention Policy

On 31 December, 2015, a Centre-appointment panel, led by Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani, has recommended revocation of the ‘no-detention policy’. Here is a backgrounder on the issue. What is RTE? The Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009 makes provisions for free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 under Article 21A of the ..

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education is a new Government scheme that aims to increase footfalls of reputed international faculty to Indian academic institutes; and thereby bring in international academic excellence in India’s higher education institutions. This programme was initially conceptualized as an Indo-US collaboration but was later its scope was extended. ..