Education

Free Online Courses on Climate and Education

Students from around the world have increasingly started opting for online education. We bring to you a collection of courses from top universities to help you open new avenues to learning. INTRODUCTION TO THE ARCTIC: CLIMATE Presented by: The University of Alberta Total Duration: 4 weeks Total Cost: Free online course with USD 30 certification fee Certification: Available The University of Alberta, the University of the Arctic and University of Tromso have created a four-week...

Education # Water

Free Online Courses On Water Conservation and Management

Free online courses have helped disseminate specialised knowledge and enabled learners gain access to information at a scale previously unheard of. We present to you a few courses in the area of Water Conservation and Management to help you gain new avenues to learning. Introduction to Water and Climate Presented by:  Delft University of Technology Total Duration: 7 weeks Total Cost: Free course with USD 50 certification fee Certification: Available Latest engineering interventions...

Education # Gender Justice

Free Online Courses on Women’s Rights, Development and more

Free online courses are a resource unlike any other, which can help you gain access to knowledge in highly specialised areas. We present to you a few courses on gender, women’s rights and development, to help you gain new insights. Course 1 Name of the course: Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers Presented by: Johns Hopkins University Course duration: 4 weeks Course cost: USD 29 Course description: This course introduces key concepts of Gender-based...

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Changing Spending patterns on Private Coaching in India

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.

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SKILL VS Employability

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.

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The National Policy on Education

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.

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Revisiting inclusion in education

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.

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Geo-Spatial Applications for Good Governance in Education

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...

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Towards Creating a Geography Toolkit for Better Learning

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...

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Population Density in terms of Geography in India

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...