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Engineering robots’ minds STEM)…

India has always supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics but the criticism has been that the education is too theoretical. More recently, there is a welcome shift towards making these more practical, fun and experiential. In particular, robotics competitions, catering from elementary schools to colleges, have been one of the

Despair and hope An impossible mission made possible

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is India’s largest NGO-run survey. Pratham, the education-NGO, has been conducting it since 2005. Findings are disseminated at national, state, district and village levels and influence education policies. Pratham works towards the provision of quality education to the underprivileged children in India. Over the

Electric vehicle is coming soon!

Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and in-charge, IIT Research Park.AJ is an innovator, leader and mentor in the electric vehicle (EV) space, telecom, rural development, solar power and has been incubating and nurturing entrepreneurs. He believes India must first exploit the

Leading the talent charge

By 2020, 64 per cent of India’s population will be in the earning and spending stage. As the world steps big time into industry 4.0, India has a God-sent opportunity to embrace upskilling and become a talent superpower. Tamil Nadu took the lead in addressing the industry-academia skill gap by establishing

Autonomy and accountability

Recently, NITI Ayog mooted regulations for graded autonomy of universities. The idea is to give greater academic freedom to universities. Many believe that it gives disproportionate managerial powers to cut costs, raise student fees, and start courses in the self-financing mode. This policy is a move towards the privatisation of

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