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The Central government will undertake a mammoth school census programme called Shagunotsav . About the Programme The programme will assess and grade about 12 lakh government and government-aided schools on various key indicators, including infrastructure and other facilities. It is also intended to verify the authenticity of the data provided by the states to the ..


Mandatory Hindi Provision Removed from the Draft Education Policy

After facing severe backlash especially from southern India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has removed the clause from the draft national education policy (NEP) which made Hindi teaching mandatory in all schools. What did the Draft NEP Propose? Students who wish to change one of the three languages they are studying in Grade 6 ..


SPV s to Aid Direct Funding for Universities

Ten high-performing state universities are now setting up special purpose vehicles companies to receive the funds directly from the Central government. This model is being explored to cut the red tape. How the new Model would work? The selected universities are required to create a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under the Companies Act. These campus ..


Action plan to boost Higher Education

The Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning to launch an ambitious Rs 1.5 lakh crore action plan to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education over the next five years. The action plan named Project Equip is described as the implementation plan for the National Education Policy which is expected to be released shortly. ..


Tackling Anaemia

Even though India has was to dramatically reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty from 306 million people living on less than $1.90 (on a PPP basis) a day in 2011 to 48 million today, it is puzzling to see why it has been unable to show a similar dynamism in its record ..