Insights into Editorial: Has Kerala changed its stance on the NEP?

  Introduction: The introduction of the National Education Policy, 2020 (NEP), Kerala has viewed the policy document with serious disagreements. However, two years down the line, the State has begun to warm up to some of the provisions, albeit with considerable hesitance.   What prompted the State’s initial apathy to NEP, 2020? Entrusted by the …

Insights into Editorial: A model struggling to deliver

    Introduction: Early childhood education is education for children at early age especially between the ages of three and six. It is commonly referred to as preschool, nursery school or simply early education. During this period, children learn the social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities which are important for child development in future. Unfortunately, …

Insights into Editorial: A day to embody the true spirit of science

  Context: The Government is organising a Science Week, ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’, as a prelude to National Science Day on February 28 that commemorates Sir C.V. Raman’s discovery on light scattering. The programme appears to have been designed to make youth be proud about India’s scientific achievements. Using this opportunity as nationalistic mission is rather …

What is accreditation, and how does it help an educational institution?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Education.   Context: The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has relaxed the eligibility criteria for accreditation of higher educational institutions.   Need for: The purpose of the change, according to the guidelines, is to “widen the horizon of accreditation”.   What are the current rules for …

Why Tamil Nadu’s DMK govt is opposed to National Education Policy?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Education Policy Context: Chief Minister M K Stalin has said the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will not be implemented in Tamil Nadu. An expert committee would be formed soon …

‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0’ to continue till 2026:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Education.   ‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0’ Context: The Centre has approved the continuation of the ‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme’ for school education for the next five years till March 31, 2026. The scheme has also been revamped now with the addition of new Components/initiatives based on the recommendations of …