Category Archives: Education

Managing challenges of RTE

Right to Education assures every child education. Thus no schools (at least the Govt schools) can now deny admission to one is provided with was implemented some time back, its practical aspects are now manifesting themselves. One such aspect that … Continue reading

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Huge demand for primary teachers

India’s RTE act has brought new challenges. The Act which requires the pupil-teacher ratio to 30:1, the governments across the country need to recruit a large number of teachers. As per the Govt. estimates there is a requirement of 5.1 … Continue reading

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Right to Education – Progress Card

There is no doubt that country has made a good progress in enhancing literacy in the country. As per Census 2011 the literacy rate has gone up by almost 10% to 74.04 % from 64.83% in 2001. It is hoped … Continue reading

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Mid-day meals plan to cover pvt schools in tribal areas

Originally MDM scheme was started- aiming at enhancing enrolment, retention and attendance at school besides simultaneously improving nutritional values among children, and since 1995 it has been implemented across the country’s primary and upper primary government schools and schools aided … Continue reading

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Challenge of Getting Street Children to School

We all have seen young kids running around on the traffic signals, begging or selling titbits or working in dhabas, etc. For bringing such children into education stream, SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) has a component called ‘Intervention for Out of … Continue reading

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Govt plans an RTE redressal system

As expected a large number of complaints are being received by the Ministry of Human Resources at the centre and with the Education Departments at the state level under Right to Education Act, 2009 which ensures free and compulsory education … Continue reading

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THE DROPOUT RATE AMONG CHILDREN IN THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES CATEGORY IS STILL HIGH

A latest statistics revealed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the period 2004-05 to 2007-08 reveals that dropout rates for SC & ST children at the primary school level is much higher than the overall dropout rate. Though, … Continue reading

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Muslim children enrolment in primary schools increase

Enrolment of Muslim children in schools is improving in the country. Data from across 1.3 million recognised schools offering elementary education across 635 districts shows that   13.48% muslim children have enrolled in 2009-10 compared to 10.49% in 2008-09. Among … Continue reading

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Bihar making long strides in educating its children

A recent study has indicated that Bihar has notched several impressive improvements in the education sector. These include Less than 3% children between the age group of 6 to 14 are out of school. In 2005-06 children in this age … Continue reading

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