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Foreign companies eye India’s booming education market

Read more: http://business.in.com/article/cross-border/classroom-india-pearsons-new-venture/23942/1

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The drastic failure of education in Mizo society

Read more: http://mizoramexpress.com/index.php/2011/04/failure-of-education-in-mizo-society/

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Reverse brain drain | Indian students enjoy being in US, but want to come home again when they get a job

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The quiet social revolution among younger Indian Muslims

‘There are some student firebrands who make a lot of noise, but “most of us have tired of the jalsa-jaloos [procession-protest] politics of the Muslim leadership,” Mr. Shahnawaz said. He was awfully proud of his cousin Saba Karim, who was training to be a pilot in Patna — the first to do so in two decades. “There is no disputing that deeni taleem [religious education] is the foundation of Darul Uloom. But being computer illiterate or not knowing English is not the solution. Right now we cannot even fill up a form,” said the young man, who made a stunning parting remark: “Do you know the Islamic revelation started with the word, iqra, which means to read?” (Vidya Subrahmaniam in the Hindu) Continue reading

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India as a varsity superpower?

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Victory for reformist vice chancellor in Deoband

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Education, mindset and our notions of peace

‘As he sat down with them, they said that they were sorry because they had treated him very shoddily in the past and had for all these years prevented his participation in all discussions and deliberations related to literacy … My friend said that he knew nothing of this but wanted to know why they objected to his name and they said we thought you were a Scheduled Caste. My friend asked them but why did you think that? and he was told, you always met Mr. Jambulkar and he is an SC, so we assumed that you too must be one of them … We are a society that lives a false life, what we profess and what we practice are mutually exclusive.’ (Sohail Hashmi in Kafila) Continue reading

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Immigration racket busted: 95% of students in this sham US college were from India

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Have India’s original educational values got lost?

‘Ironically, as the four hundred year-old Anglo-American imperial era of conquest and domination comes to a close, with the onset of the [21st] century India is poised to adopt its socio-economic and educational detritus wholesale. A civilisation that once reached the extraordinary insight that knowledge was the truest path to the divine is increasingly in the thrall of every type of crammer and business school … Unfortunately, few Indians from privileged backgrounds regard education as anything other than a way of getting a well-paid job and ensnaring a desirable spouse.’ (Dr Gautam Sen in Organiser) Continue reading

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More turnarounds at Google India: Prasad Ram to run Gooru, a web-based teaching system

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