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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Lilo » 17 Jan 2019 17:46

...According to AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe, a majority of its recognised private institutes provide reservation for students as directed by the state they are located in.

“With the exception of Rajasthan and West Bengal, almost all state governments make it mandatory for technical institutes and colleges to provide reservation for SC, ST and OBC students,” Sahasrabuddhe told The Indian Express.

https://indianexpress.com/article/educa ... t-5540307/
Education is in Concurrent list where the central law has precedence over state laws

25. Education, including technical education, medical education and universities, subject to the provisions of Entries 63, 64, 65 and 66 of List I; vocational and technical training of labour.
26. Legal, medical and other professions.
93rd Constitutional amendment of 2006 by UPA1 already specifies reservation to be applicable to all private higher institutions - aided or unaided while specifically excluding mainority institutions from the reservation as per the provisions of our mainority pasand Constitution.
Based on above amendment already majority of private institutions have been offering such reservations based on the respective state laws mandating the same.
Now the central govt is going to pass a law which will subsume all such state level reservation laws under a single law where reservations(SC/ST & OBC & EWS) are made uniformly applicable to all pvt institutions.
Nihat wrote:Just how shameless can this government be. Things are even more disappointing when the expectation was so much more
What is shameless is that such a maniority pasand constitution has been foisted on Indians for 65 years, in what should actually have been a truly secular State called India.
The SC's mainority pasand interpretation of already a mainority pasand Constitution in the end has resulted in far ranging mainority exemptions in field of education & law as seen in RTE and reservation laws as above.Wonder which govt will have both the motivation and power(i.e numbers to amend constitution and to rein in the mainority pasand selfappointing SC judges) to set right these mainority pasand aberrations on a secular state ?
Reservation in minority colleges: SC rejects govt plea, MU to resume admissions today
Published: July 14, 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a special leave petition filed by the state government against a Bombay High Court ruling that said minority colleges would not have reservations for backward category students.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a special leave petition filed by the state government against a Bombay High Court ruling that said minority colleges would not have reservations for backward category students. The university will declare the third merit list on July 18. The Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Bombay High Court and held that it has dismissed similar petitions based on the constitutional amendment of 2005.
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This year, the university changed its admission process and eliminated reservations for backward category students in accordance with a Bombay High Court order. The court had, in November 2017, ordered that minority colleges, which have a 50 per cent reservation for students belonging to a minority community, would not have reservations for SC/ ST and OBC category students.

The order referred to a 2005 constitutional amendment that exempts minority institutions from reservations. According to Article 15(5) of the Constitution of India, minority institutions under Article 30 shall be exempt from constitutional reservations — an amendment inserted by the then Congress government. Following protests by student groups, the state government filed a special leave petition before the Supreme Court. The petition came up for hearing on Friday but was dismissed.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Supratik » 19 Jan 2019 20:20

JEE entrance Paper 1 results now declared online by NTA (National Testing Agency).

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/jee-main- ... or-paper-1

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Supratik » 23 Jan 2019 20:44

Govt considering reservations in minority educational institutions. Should move another constitutional amendment IMO.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 645442.cms

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Prasad » 24 Jan 2019 00:44

Cant do it without much crying. The new act specifically excludes minority institutions. If they wanted, they should not have included it in the first place.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Supratik » 24 Feb 2019 13:15

New pvt university with tech focus being set up by IIT alumni.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... s?from=mdr


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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Vayutuvan » 19 May 2019 01:49

The following might be of interest to students preparing for IIT JEE.

Study aids for JEE

By Welina Farah, MIT Open Learning

This month, students across India are prepping for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), a two-part rigorous and thorough national-level standardized test for future engineers.

Twice a year, these test takers hope to do well enough to be accepted into top-tier undergraduate engineering programs at elite institutes across India. These institutes include the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), and various other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country.

The first round of exams (JEE Main) took place from April 7 to April 12, 2019. Students that passed the first round move on to the second round, (JEE Advanced) taking place on May 27, 2019.

At OpenCourseWare, we have two resources available for those studying for the JEE: a series of videos on the “Highlights for High School” website titled “IIT Joint Entrance Exam Preparation” and a quick blurb on the exams themselves.

These videos came to the OCW page in a great way, stemming from “somebody who knew somebody” and blooming into a much-used and vital resource.

The Senior Educational Technology Consultant at MITx Residential built a lightboard (also known as a learning board). At the time, the technology consultant was helping then-grad student Ankur Gupta to use the lightboard to make the videos, as you may have guessed, hosted on the OCW site.

Gupta decided to continue making these videos as a side project.

There are many more videos on their YouTube page, but putting them on OCW’s YouTube page helped amplify their efforts.

The 9 videos hosted by OCW and created by Gupta have been viewed over 66,000 ...

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Lilo » 25 May 2019 20:11

Modi govt will finally announce New Education Policy by 31 May
The New Education Policy was one of Modi’s poll promises in 2014. Now, the govt wants to get it out for public feedback by May, and through cabinet by July.
KRITIKA SHARMA Updated: 24 May, 2019 6:31 pm IST


New Delhi: The wait for a New Education Policy (NEP) might finally be over, with Narendra Modi’s incoming government planning to release it by the end of May.

The policy is one of the major decisions that the new government has planned for its first 100 days in the education sector. Even before the results had been announced, all the ministries had been asked to prepare a roadmap of what they plan to do within the first 100 days of the new government.

Confirming the development, a senior official in the Ministry of Human Resource Development told ThePrint: “The New Education Policy will be first handed over to the new HRD minister, and then we will put it up on the website by 31 May.”

After a round of public feedback, the policy will finally be presented to the cabinet in July for approval.

Modi had promised it in 2014
The NEP was one of the biggest promises of Modi and the BJP before coming to power in 2014, and that’s why the government wants to release it as soon as it starts its second innings, sources said.

Although the official quoted above refused to divulge details on what the policy contains, he said the major focus is on improvement of quality of education, curriculum, bringing in new technology, and changing the pedagogy.

In the previous term, the NEP had been delayed by almost four years, going through two committees, which got many deadline extensions to submit their reports.

EQUIP
Apart from the NEP, another big thing the government has planned is an overhaul of higher education by bringing in a programme called EQUIP, or Education Quality Improvement Programme. This aims to improve quality and make education accessible — it is planned to be to higher education what the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan was to school education.

According to officials in the ministry, EQUIP is one of the biggest programmes in the education sector and will prove to be a game-changer. Under EQUIP, the ministry plans to work on education under 10 different broad areas, including accessibility, accreditation, employment, research and finance.

Among other things that the ministry plans to improve is the teacher recruitment process for colleges and universities.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby siqir » 27 May 2019 11:32

re language policy in education and debates like this one

https://mobile.twitter.com/RajivMessage ... 8047078400

sanskrit is not a prakrit and there is no need to try make it a prakrit

there is a dichotomy in education between memorization and understanding
you can memorize only a little but understanding requires a lot of explanation
sanskrit was contructed to be highly memorizable for succinct statements in sutra or shloka format
prakrits evolved for conversability and understandability so they are great for explanations

using one for the other will not work
this probably started with some people trying to be clever and writing the commentaries for shastras also in sanskrit which is just ridiculous

so all our textbooks should be in our prakrit ie mother tongues but the key points of each lesson whatever the subject even science and math should be succinct recitable memorizable sanskrit

sanskrit is also great at generating words meaningful down to root syllables so all terminology that does not exist in a prakrit should refer to sanskrit for commonality with other prakrits

other languages people can learn on their own dime or on the internet
government need not bother

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Lilo » 27 May 2019 19:34

News from Jan 2019
HRD Ministry approves Bharatiya Shiksha Board, paving way for Vedic and modern studies
By: FE Online New Delhi | January 12, 2019 12:42:36 PM

In a bid to open the country’s first national school board for Vedic education, the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan (MSRVP) – an autonomous body falls under the Human Resource Development Ministry, is working to promote ‘ved vidya’. The ministry has given its approval for the setting of Bhartiya Shiksha Board (BSB). The decision took place in a meeting of the governing council of the MSRVP and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in the national capital on Friday. According to The Indian Express, MoS for Law and Justice PP Chaudhary was also present at the meeting.

The ministry has allotted a week’s time to board for the preparation of board’s bylaws. As per IE, the board is likely to perform duties like other school boards, such as making the curriculum, conduct examination and certificates. Once it is fully established, the organisations such as Acharyakulam, Vidya Bharati schools, gurukuls will be benefited.

The decision to set up separate board was first taken by HRD Ministry in May 2016, when Smriti Irani was the minister. The decision was approved even the HRD Ministry refused to grant permission to a similar proposal moved by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in 2015.

According to a report by The Indian Express on March 22, 2016, the proposal was submitted by Haridwar- based VERI (Vedic Education Research Institute). The education institute is run by Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth. As per the proposal, there will be a Vedic Education Board which will be controlled by VERI. It will allow mixing of both traditional gurukul system and modern syllabus. However, the plan was red- flagged by the then Secretary of School education SC Khuntia citing that state’s approval for a private board might open doors from unrecognised school boards. But the ministry had silently put into action a plan to set up own boards for Vedic schools.



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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Lilo » 31 May 2019 22:01

Karthik S wrote:National Education Policy link:

https://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/ ... 019_EN.pdf

The Secondary Stage will comprise four years of multidisciplinary study,
and will build on the subject-oriented pedagogical and curricular style
of the Middle stage, but with greater depth, greater critical thinking,
greater attention to life aspirations, and greater flexibility and student
choice. Each year of the Secondary Stage will be divided into 2 semesters,
for a total of 8 semesters. Each student would take 5 to 6 subjects each
semester.
There will be some essential common subjects for all, while
simultaneously there will be a great flexibility in selecting elective courses
(including in the arts, vocational subjects, and physical education) so
that all students can expand their horizons as they see fit and explore their
individual interests and talents. A system of modular Board Examinations
- restructured to test only core concepts, principles, critical thinking,
and other higher-order skills in each subject
- will help to pin down the
common courses, while great flexibility will be offered for remaining
courses (see P4.9.5). The notions of “higher secondary” or “junior college”
will be eliminated; Grades 11 and 12 will be considered an integral part of the
secondary stage
.

All stages will heavily incorporate Indian and local traditions, as well as ethical
reasoning, socio-emotional learning, quantitative and logical reasoning,
computational thinking and digital literacy, scientific temper, languages, and
communication skills, in a manner that is developmentally appropriate and in
the curricular/pedagogical style that is optimal for each stage.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Amber G. » 01 Jun 2019 04:50

^^^ Thanks for posting .. I see pretty impressive names - those who have created it. As I read, I have pretty positive reaction.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby siqir » 01 Jun 2019 09:55

did a quick ctrl f for sanskrit mentions and my opinion is

close but no cigar

anyway i sent them a mail saying ten years on internet would be better than ten years going through such education

i think now vedic board is only real hope of indian innovation in education these western colonial system guys are too stuck in their ways

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby rgosain » 01 Jun 2019 14:00

siqir wrote:did a quick ctrl f for sanskrit mentions and my opinion is

close but no cigar

anyway i sent them a mail saying ten years on internet would be better than ten years going through such education

i think now vedic board is only real hope of indian innovation in education these western colonial system guys are too stuck in their ways


Continuing education for mature students especially those involved in technical vocational employment. The requirement for technicians is massive in manufacturing and production

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Lilo » 01 Jun 2019 22:35

Local language will be enhanced with the reading and analysis of uplifting literature from the Indian subcontinent, ancient to modern.. every student will take a course on “the languages of India” and “Learn about the remarkable unity of most of the major Indian languages” 8/n

https://twitter.com/amitsurg/status/1134760979479187457


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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Amber G. » 01 Jun 2019 23:32

^^^ Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Supratik » 02 Jun 2019 21:26

There is needless controversy about third language in NEP in TN. Third language will help national integration but should not only be Hindi. It can be any language from the scheduled languages. Otherwise a good policy will have accusations of Hindi imposition.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby A Nandy » 04 Jun 2019 12:00

Draft National Education Policy 2019 (Revised) - (7.66 MB): https://mhrd.gov.in/relevant-documents

https://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/ ... evised.pdf

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 626159.cms
Govt may 'EQUIP' students with direct fee transfers
Modi govt is planning to replace fee subsidy across top institutes with direct transfers to students.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby A Nandy » 04 Jun 2019 12:09

Supratik wrote:There is needless controversy about third language in NEP in TN. Third language will help national integration but should not only be Hindi. It can be any language from the scheduled languages. Otherwise a good policy will have accusations of Hindi imposition.


I am not sure why its not made as by choice. Those who think they will need it for travelling to other parts of India for business or leisure can choose it, the rest can ignore it. More importantly there is no need to give the TN politicians unnecessary opportunities to divert Tamilians from the real issue - water. As it is Polavaram and its linkages are stuck for decades and there is no unity among the Southern states to see it complete.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Supratik » 04 Jun 2019 18:44

The third language should be there for national integration purposes but it should be left to the school to decide which third languages they want to teach. It should not be Hindi alone but can be any of the scheduled languages. The choice to select one of the third language in a particular school should be left to the student and the parent. Most schools won't be able to afford teaching more than 2-3 third languages as they would need to pay for staff and infra. If a Tamil wants to learn Kannada that should be fine. This will keep DMK types from creating trouble and will be more acceptable to all.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby Karmasura » 04 Jun 2019 19:37

Yogi in UP to end reservation for SC, ST, OBC candidates in private medical colleges

https://is.gd/L4pOuL

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government made an announcement saying caste-based reservations in private medical and dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh will cease to exist. The decision to scrap caste-based reservations was taken by the outgoing Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government but is now being implemented by the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government.

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Re: Indian Education System

Postby sarathy » 04 Jun 2019 20:14

Supratik wrote:The third language should be there for national integration purposes but it should be left to the school to decide which third languages they want to teach. It should not be Hindi alone but can be any of the scheduled languages. The choice to select one of the third language in a particular school should be left to the student and the parent. Most schools won't be able to afford teaching more than 2-3 third languages as they would need to pay for staff and infra. If a Tamil wants to learn Kannada that should be fine. This will keep DMK types from creating trouble and will be more acceptable to all.


Couldn't agree more on this point. It has created unnecessary debate and trolling. Overall leading to more division than integration. I speak reasonably good Hindi and have heard people saying they suffer when they travel to north India because they don't know Hindi (due to political choices). People should be free to learn a 3rd language of choice. This combined with the knowledge that somewhere fellow Indians of a different tongue are learning one's own language will help integration and keep our languages alive.


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