Private coaching market in India is presently estimated to be over 70 billion USD. With high individual spending and marked state wise disparity a concerted examination of this market is imperative.
By 2025, an unprecedented demographic transition will put India in a position where 64 per cent of its population will be of working age. Currently, the absence of a skilled workforce ails the economy. An overhaul of our education system is required to rectify the current flaws and to cater to the needs of a growing economy.
The National Policy on Education of 1968 and 1986 were framed with the objective to foster a national identity and kept in mind the social purpose of education. These features are conspicuously absent from the draft policy of 2016.
The Right to Education Act, 2009 was implemented in the light that education is an entitlement and not an act of charity. The Act includes the provision of a quota for disadvantaged sections in private, unaided schools. However, a near-decade later no meaningful progress has been achieved.
Nelson Mandela once said, ‘education is a powerful weapon which can be used to change the world’. Education is indeed a powerful tool which can do wonders for a child, a family and the nation. Following the path, India has been taking great strides in the field of education. According to the 2016 report ‘Educational Statistics at a Glance’, by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; the adult literacy rate reached 69.3 per cent in 2011 from 61 per cent in 2001. According...
December 19 was well spent. We did what is closest to our hearts - Geography. As part of a series, a lecture for 100 odd Geography teachers of DPS schools all over the nation and abroad was conducted by Dr. Vinita Kher Director, Delhi Public School Society. The mandate was to eliminate learning by rote - especially for a subject as dynamic as Geography. Dr Vinita’s thirst for world-class knowledge systems is palpable and her enthusiasm infectious. She has been involved in conducting such important...
The most common sort among the calculations of population density is as defined by the number of persons per square kilometre. Calculations of population density depict the concentration of population over certain spatial units, and the Census of India uses number of persons per square kilometre as its principle method with which to measure population density. However, given the compelling influence of geography over the spatial distribution of populations, geographical units can also be considered...
The challenge of employability in higher education requires a fundamental rethink on the approach. Addressing the knowing-doing-being gap is critical. Beliefs of key stakeholders regarding fundamental aspects of higher education can alter outcomes.
The policy in terms of skilling initiatives in the present day situation is likely to succeed only if the potential employers ask for skilled workforce. Without their involvement, the targeted goal would never be achieved.
For a successful skill attainment and removal of skill mismatch, supply driven incentives have to be replaced by the demands of the industries. This improves worker employability as well as helps increase work participation of women.