Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

It all began with a simple idea, with Azim Premji exploring the option of starting a liberal arts school in 1997. The seed has now grown into a big tree of around 2,000 people, and has field presence in 50 districts across six Indian states and a university dedicated to education and development domains. When we discussed the idea, I realized, deep down, that Premji had a big discomfort with the state of affairs in our society. Somewhere he felt that “a different education” was the solution. The restlessness in…

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6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

Asif, Nitish and Manish at the Special Training Centre at Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar, on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo) Sitting in a classroom at a government training centre in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on a sunny Friday morning, 13-year-old Mohammad Asif is busy scribbling in his notebook. He wants to be careful and not make mistakes. “Mai somvar se school jana shuru karunga. Mai bhi apne padaus ke bachhon ki tarah dost banaunga. Mai kadi mehnat karunga aur apne mata pita ka ke sapno ko pura…

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Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University launches report on higher education in India The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. In the report “Diversity and Inclusion: Towards Building a Diverse, Equitable and Global University”, the JGU high lighted its progress on 16 indicators including national origin, state origin, gender parity, age, religion and caste, education and professional background, disability, academic offerings and interdisciplinary, pedagogy, research and disciplinary diversity. The other indicators are international collaborations and partnerships,…

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Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

There are still many job opportunities for this guy.GETTY In the last two decades of education reform, a great deal of emphasis has been put on sending high school graduates to college. President Obama in his 2009 State of the Union address proclaimed that by 2020 America would “once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world” (though he hedged that a bit by later saying simply that everyone would need some kind of post high school education.) We’ve repeatedly used college enrollment and completion as a measure of…

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Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

This is a heartfelt contribution from us to make sure that the children of these heroes will never have to worry about access to quality education,” Vijay Chadda, CEO Kolkata- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises, has offered to undertake the education of children of the security personnel who were martyred in last week’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, as a mark of support for the country’s security forces. Bharti Foundation will reach out to the individual families and bear all education related expenses for these children till they…

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Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Education is one of the most powerful predictors of future success that human society has at its disposal. How we gather, process, and disseminate knowledge to each successive generation impacts not just individual success, but a host of other related factors such as economic growth, political empowerment, and technological innovation. It is no secret that access to more effective education for individual students is a key factor in the overall betterment of society – and to women’s role in society. I’ve long been a proponent of better education for women…

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Common Digestive Disorders

Common Digestive Disorders

Like most other organisms, humans have to consume food for sustenance and growth. To process this food and convert it to energy, humans have a specialized system for digestion and absorption of food. However, pathogens, genetic predisposition, and lifestyle changes can bring about certain disorders that can drastically compromise human digestion. Following are the most common digestive disorders you should be aware of. G.E.R.D (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) When the digestive acids present in the stomach flow back up into the oesophagus, a condition called acid reflux occurs. This induces a…

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Choosing an Insulin Pump for Your Teenager

Choosing an Insulin Pump for Your Teenager

If you have a teenager, then you know how difficult it can sometimes be to enforce their responsibilities. During adolescence, children often have different priorities than work, school, and health. This time frame is when they are beginning to understand themselves and how they fit into their peer groups without a clear understanding of how their actions can affect their future. Social interactions with friends often come before everything, while health takes a backseat. A teenager with diabetes is no exception. They still feel the same pressures and challenges of…

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Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

UAA says some of the programs involving its school of education are no longer accredited. The affected programs include “Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Secondary Education Master of Arts in teaching, and initial licensure programs in special education and early childhood special education”, according to a press release from the school. A letter emailed by the Interim Director of UAA’s School of Education, Claudia Dybdahl shared the information within the school. The letter says since 2016, the school…

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Can internet-based therapies help get rid of depression?

Can internet-based therapies help get rid of depression?

Scientists suggest that internet-based therapy platforms can effectively reduce depression. Researchers from Indiana University (IU) in the US reviewed 21 pre-existing studies with a total of 4,781 participants to come to this conclusion. About the study on internet-based therapy to cure depression The researchers found that there are many such websites available on the internet that claims to treat depression. The study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research focused on those applications that provide treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a form of psychotherapy that…

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