education

Audio podcast: ‘Need to revive the culture of excellence at AMU’
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 Ashraf Engineer March 23, 2022 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a proudly Islamic and proudly Indian institution, a living symbol of the composite culture of India. AMU was once central to the progressive Muslim ethos but over the past...
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Audio podcast: ‘Teaching infrastructure doesn’t begin with technology but human resources’
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Ashraf Engineer March 9, 2022 It wasn’t just students; even teachers struggled as classes moved online during the COVID-19 lockdown. Lack of training added to the problem of poor digital infrastructure. How can teachers be readied for a new age...
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Audio podcast: Why India wants to focus on multidisciplinary education
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Ashraf Engineer January 26, 2022 India’s higher education system is at an inflection point. With at least 30 million students, India’s is the third largest higher education system in the world. However, it is characterised by low to average standards....
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Audio podcast: ‘There is a clear link between higher education and social justice’
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  Ashraf Engineer December 29, 2021 Education, especially higher education, fosters an egalitarian society. However, a large number of students from marginalised communities continue to be excluded from higher education, thus cutting them off from key economic, social, political and...
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Audio podcast: ‘If govt does not invest in every child’s early education, the nation will lose out’
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Ashraf Engineer November 3, 2021 Quality education in early childhood lays the developmental foundation for a lifetime and positively impacts society and the economy. But there is great dichotomy in education delivery in India – it ranges from sub-par in...
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Audio Podcast Episode 100: ‘India’s resilience stands out’
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Ashraf Engineer September 4, 2021 As the country goes through profound political and social changes, what are common Indians thinking? What do they want from the next decade and what keeps them up at night? Episode 100 of All Indians...
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Audio podcast: Educational marginalisation of Muslims starts early
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Ashraf Engineer September 1, 2021 A study has found that Muslim children face systematic exclusion at the pre-primary level in Delhi’s private schools – less than 3% of those who applied to private unaided schools at the nursery level were...
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Audio podcast: How to improve learning outcomes
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Ashraf Engineer January 20, 2021 India’s demographic dividend can propel it to dizzying heights, but much of it depends on the quality of our school education. India has doubled its investment in education over the past decade but the learning...
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Battling the war cries against universities
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Photo: Jawaharlal Nehru University, which has been a prime target of the right wing. Picture courtesy: Wikipedia. India would just make its redemption all the more difficult if it continues battling against universities like JNU and AMU. Sangeeth Varghese March...
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