India’s Education Budget Cannot Fund Proposed New Education Policy

Bengaluru: The government’s Draft New Education Policy released May 2019 suggests increasing spending on education from 10% of total government expenditure to 20% by 2030. However, there is no fundi...

Sarla Devi, The Child Brides Of Sitapur And The End Of Education

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: Vats with food bubbled near Sarla Devi’s mud house, as some of 200 visitors invited for her wedding streamed in. Near mud pots painted in white--part of a local ritual to off...

How Special Coaching Helped A Karnataka District Improve Its SSLC Results

Bengaluru: “I want to become an engineer. That’s why I have opted for science,” said 16-year-old Nitin Kumar as he adjusted an orange band around his wrist, gently pulling down the full sleeve o...

‘For Children’s Nutrition, Mother’s Education More Important Than Family Wealth’

New Delhi: Cutting across the wealth divide, more than a quarter of Indian children under two years of age who were surveyed for a new study did not eat a diversified diet. More than household wealth,...

Indian Children Fare Worst Among Neighbours, Except Pakistan

New Delhi: India ranks 113 of 176 countries on an index that evaluates countries on the wellbeing of children. The End of Childhood Index is part of the Global Childhood Report released on May 28, 201...

Funding For Teacher Training Down 87% In 6 Years, As India’s Central Expenditure On Education Declines

Bengaluru: While higher education funding has seen a 28% increase in real terms, school education has witnessed a 3% decline during the last six years to Rs 39,000 crore, according to government budge...

Scrapping ‘No-Detention Policy’ Not Enough To Improve Learning Outcomes: Experts

Mumbai: Indian states can now choose to hold children back in grades V and VIII if they fail the year-end tests, but this is not enough to improve learning outcomes, experts said. Earlier, studen...

To Improve Quality Of School Education, India Must Spend More On Training Teachers

New Delhi: With nearly one in six elementary school teachers not professionally trained, India must improve its spending on teacher training--just 2% of the 2018-19 budget allocated for Samagra Shiksh...

What Budget 2019 Needs To Do To Boost India’s Flailing Higher Education Institutions

Mumbai: India is not investing adequately in its demographic dividend--the world's largest--and its potential will slide further if the government’s last budget before general elections does not ack...

What Budget 2019 Can Do To Raise India’s Plummeting Quality Of School Education

Mumbai: India stepped up its spending on school education by 9.35% from 2014-15 (Rs 45,722.41 crore) to 2018-19 (Rs 50,000 crore). But education’s share in the total union budget fell from 2.55% to ...