Education

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...

Education

Employability and Higher Education

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.

Education

Servicing Skill Development Employers Need to Do More

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.

Education

Gender Skill and Employability in India

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.

Education

Hornbills in India | Habitat and Conservation

Hornbills play a significant role in the regeneration of forests. Yet, logging and hunting in north-east India is leading to a huge decline in their population. Community involvement in the conservation process thus needs to be stressed.

Education

Soft Skills Imperatives

In the contemporary context, technical finesse is not enough. Employers look for qualities such as social aptitude, communication, team work and more—broadly termed as soft skills.

Migration

Populous Areas of the World | A study of migration and misery

Population is a more serious issue than generally construed. The managing of populations can become a serious inflection point as can be seen building up in the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Frequently, discrimination against communities have been placed in religious and ethnic terms, which can be site-specific. However, Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, US, places the context of the current turmoil on a more fundamental concept – land. Sassen says that recent...

Education

The Major Thinkers of Geographical Determinism

There have been various schools of thought in the history of geographical thought, and geographical determinism is one such school of thought that deals with the interaction between man and nature. Geographical determinism began with the major initial source of geographical explanation that based its theoretical positions on the notion that human activity was dependent on the physical environment in which it was set. Geographical determinism was a dominant school of thought until the Second World...

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The Major Thinkers of Geographical Possibilism

Geographical possibilism is a school of thought in cultural geography that says that although the natural environment places certain constraints and limitations on human life, culture is determined independently of nature by human social conditions. Geographical possibilism replaced a long legacy of geographical determinism in geographical thought, which held that the natural environment places an all-encompassing influence on human activity, such that all of human life is dependent on the natural...

Urbanization

Rural Urban Continuum and the Necessity of Integrated Planning

Understanding the rural urban continuum According to the Census of India, rural areas are defined in terms of revenue villages forming a much smaller unit of habitation than urban areas - which are under various district administrations and have surveyed boundaries which are definite. Each village is a separate administrative unit and can also be composed of a group of habitations together forming a unit. Defining urban areas however, proved problematic for the Census, and with the 1971 Census,...