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www.curriculum-magazine.com RNI No. UTTENG/2010/37634 Vol 9 No 8 magazine THE INDIA EDUCATION LANDSCAPE UPDATE June 16 2019 IN BRIEF Draft NEP 19 made public, comments/suggestions until June end Edu Ministers to discuss RASHTRIYA SHIKSHA AAYOG is the major NEP on June 22 (National EducationCommission) recommendation Human Resources Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' Raft attention to higher education agenda; Prevalent dialogue on has called a meeting with the ECCE, learning outcomes & SDG 4 goal drives school education input education ministers of the states on June 22 to deliberate Imagine a new national policy Dr Kasturirangan led committee submitting arrived either on unit cost per child for on the recommendations on education coming soon after draft NEP to HRD minister Pokhriyal children population or component wise suggested by the National 30 years and yet the outstanding as done earlier. So, in absence of a Education Policy (NEP) draft and irking issues facing the be diluted and made ineffective. regulating of preschooling and scientific estimate and financial policy. education instead of being early education in the country, yet commitments in terms of GDP, this Simultaneously, a meeting addressed and sorted out, As mentioned in the draft, financial experts and those who extension will meet the same fate as the with the education departments continuing to plague it with added extension of Right to have watched implementation of present RtE implementation. of all the states has been called weight and more vagueness. Education from 3-18 years has 6-14 years Right o Education to seek their point of view. Without looking at the root causes enthused many people and aren't sure about this happening. The neglect of government schools of what is holding back our particularly welcomed in light of No proper estimates have done and teacher education coupled FSSAI proposes ban on education within the current the likely formalization and with bringing para teachers back in the junk food advertisements system and into the painstaking garb of national tutors program and in and around schools work and synergies, arrangements allowing all type of schools to mush- and Right to Education imple- room, is likely to hit universalization of Last year, FSSAI had put this mentation through a thorough equal education and dilution of norms, draft regulation in public review, 484-page draft on standards and regulations. The invisible domain for comments. It National Policy on Education agenda of restructuring of school proposed restrictions on the released on June 1 and will form education with intent of starting sale of junk food including basis for the new policy vocational courses at class XI onwards noodles, chips, carbonated announcement, as per experts and centralization contained in draft drinks and confectionery in opinion is nothing short of NEP is being debated in several and around schools. Now a restructuring school education discussions around it. So, while draft regulation is ready. dangerously. The historic and government may like to expedite the While bringing this draft, landmark Right to Education Act, policy announcement, it still remains to FSSAI had said the objective which guarantees equal education be seen, how far the objections raised was to restrict/limit the to all and provides a framework and suggestions made will fine-tune the consumption and availability for school education, is likely to proposed policy to give India an of most common HFSS food education identity and frameworks. (junk food) like chips, sugar- sweetened carbonated and non- IF MUCH doesn't change education in the country. The HRD Aim on School Education: carbonated beverages, ready- in the draft National ministry is proposed to be A compendium of trends, gaps and wishes to-eat noodles, pizzas, burgers Education Policy (NEP) addressed as ministry of education and confectionery. 2019, then university grants in the new scheme. ŸExtension of Right to Education from An FSSAI official commission (UGC) will In order to give the commission or emphasised on maintaining a become Higher Education RSA the necessary support and 3-18 years of age (the current law healthy diet, saying that 6 out Grants Council and the power, approximately 20-30 provides for free and compulsory of 10 diseases are diet regulator function will be members comprising of some education to 6-14 years children) related.”If we have safe and vested into a new body to be union ministers, in rotation, whose ŸFormalization of preschooling with healthy food and keep called as National Higher ministries impact education regulation, curriculum and integration ourselves fit, most of the Education Regulatory directly (e.g. health, woman and with school system disease may not come,” he Authority. The draft also child development, finance), as ŸExtension of Midday Meal Scheme to include preschooling years added. recommends doubling of well as a few Chief Ministers of ŸRestructuring school curriculum and pedagogy in a new 5 +3 +3+4 government expenditure on States, in rotation, the Principal design corresponding to the age ranges of 3-8 (preschool + Grades 1, 2) , K.P.B Hinduja College to public education in next Secretary to the Prime Minister, the 8-11(Grades 3, 4, 5), 11-14 (Grades 6, 7, 8), and 14-18 years (Grades 9, host PTE Academic Test decade and increasing GER Cabinet Secretary, Vice- 10, 11, 12). Till now the scheme is 10+2 center in higher education to at least Chairperson of the Niti Aayog, the ŸCensus examinations in Grades 3, 5, and 8. Board exams for class 10 & 50% by 2035 among senior-most Secretary in the 12 K.P.B Hinduja College of sweeping recommendations Ministry of Education, and other ŸAll “para-teacher” (Shikshakarmi, Shikshamitra, etc.) systems across the Commerce, Mumbai now has a to change the face of higher such senior bureaucrats/ country will be stopped by 2022 PTE Academic test center. PTE education in India. administrators as the government Ÿ·Periodic (annual or higher frequency) performance appraisal of teachers Academic is a computer-based This would probably for the first may deem appropriate will form its ŸNeighborhood schools within five to 10 Km radius to be bundled into a language test and is accepted time that higher education has members. At least 50% of the 'school complex' that will be an administrative for purpose of resource by universities and colleges received a rapt attention in a members will be eminent sharing. around the world. proposed policy document and educationists, researchers and ŸSurvey course on vocational skills and crafts in Grades 6, 7, or 8 and higher education sector may leading professionals from various inclusion at secondary level JEE (Advanced) 2019 herald towards a new era of fields such as arts, business, health , ŸA single independent regulator for the school education sector: An Result Declared rejuvenation and optimization. agriculture and social work. independent SSRA will be established to handle all aspects of school The draft contains a major regulation including the oversight of the school system and The result of JEE (Advanced) recommendation about Contd on P3 implementation of Accreditation. At the same time Education Departments 2019 was declared on June 14. formation of a National continue to be the apex administration body the apex administration body A total number of 161319 Education Commission (NEC) or candidates appeared in both Rashtriya Shiksha Aayog (RSA) papers 1 and 2 in JEE to be head by the Prime Minister (Advanced) 2019. A total of with the union Human Resources 38705 candidates have Development minister as the qualified JEE (Advanced) vice-chairperson to look after the 2019.Gupta Kartikey Chandresh of Ballarpur, Maharashtra is the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE (Advanced) 2019. NEET results were declared on June 5. 1410755 candidates appeared of which 797042 had qualified.

2 Curriculum June 16, 2019 News Updates New Department of Architecture and (BoG) consisting of eminent doctors. The BoG was constituted under the School Nursery initiative is Chairmanship of Dr. V.K. Paul, Member NITI Aayog and comprising six proposed to be launched Planning At IIT (BHU) other members. soon Subsequently, a replacement Bill of the said Ordinance namely, the IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) signed an MoU on 13th June for Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was introduced in the Union ministry of Environment, mentoring, academic support and guidance of the new Department of Lok Sabha on the 14th December, 2018 and passed on 31st December, Forest and Climate Change will Architecture and Planning at IIT (BHU), Varanasi. The MoU signing 2018 by the House. However, despite all efforts, during the winter soon launch an initiative called took place at IIT Roorkee between Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, session 2018 of Parliament the Bill could not be taken up for consider- School Nursery across the IIT Roorkee and Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain, Director IIT (BHU). ation and passing in the Rajya Sabha and the House has been adjourned country in which school kids will The collaboration with IIT Roorkee, which is known as a leading sine die on Wednesday, the 9th January, 2019. Accordingly, it was plant a seed, nurture the sapling institution with a long standing and well established Department of decided to promulgate a fresh Ordinance namely the Indian Medical and on his/her annual result Architecture and Planning, will be helpful in this endeavor. The Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 to allow the BoG appointed in would take the plant to be a Institutes will undertake activities which include exchange of supersession of MCI to continue to exercise the powers of MCI and that trophy. In this initiative, the local scientific & technical information, collaborative research activities, of Central Government so that the work already done by the Board of forest department will provide faculty & staff visits, joint supervision of Post Graduate (including Governors as per the provisions of earlier Ordinance is validated and may the necessary support, and Ph.D) students, joint organisation of seminars & conferences and continue. through this initiative we want to sharing the databank of information through their libraries. The replacement Bill of the Ordinance i.e. the Indian Medical Council nurture a perpetual bond between Varanasi is one of the oldest cities and a centre for cultural and (Amendment) Bill, 2018 as passed by the Lok Sabha could not be taken school kids and plants. architectural heritage. To fulfil the needs of this holy city and nearby up for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha during the Budget regions, a new department of Architectural and Planning is being Session - 2019 of the Parliament, the Indian Medical Council (Amend- Kerala to have Open created at IIT (BHU). ment) Second Ordinance, 2019 was promulgated on 21.02.2019. University This development will in particular help introduce efficient solutions The replacement Bill i.e. the Indian. Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, for the city of Varanasi and the Purvanchal area. This may be scalable 2018 pending in the Parliament has lapsed on dissolution of the 16th Lok The Kerala government has and adaptable to other similar geographies, in India and abroad. Sabha. Accordingly, the Cabinet has approved the proposal to bring decided to start an 'Open “We hope that this MoU shall bring two of the oldest institutions of the forward a fresh Bill i.e. the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, University' on the lines of country closer. As someone who has worked in both these great 2019 in the ensuing session of the Parliament to replace the Indian IGNOU.After perusing the report institutions earlier, it is indeed a momentous occasion for me person- Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 through an Act submitted by Prof Prabash, ally\" said Prof.Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee. of Parliament. special officer appointed to study the feasibility of the project, the Significant Karnataka HC ruling on EWS Largest Incubator in the World at IIIT- University will start functioning from the academic year 2020-21. admission under RTE Hyderabad “There is no additional liability for the government. The Open In a major development for children studying under the Right to According to Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary to the government of University will make use of the Education Act, the Karnataka High Court has upheld the amendment Telangana, a 2nd phase of T-Hub to be ready by this yearend will be five staff and facilities of the distance to the act, which debars parents from admitting their children to times larger than T-Hub. “It will be the World's largest incubation education departments of various private schools if there are government or aided schools in the locality. Center,” he said. The Government will be investing five times what we universities,” Kerala education The court termed the arguments of the petitioners fallacious, in its have invested in T-Hub into the second phase. It will be roughly Rs minister said.. observations. 300crore, he announced while addressing National Startup Conclave, The new university will focus on A division bench of Justice L Narayanaswamy and Justice P S Dinesh HSX-2019 on June 8 at IIT-Hyderabad campus. skill-based and skill development Kumar pronounced the judgement rejecting the PIL filed by Education There are 4000 startups in Telangana contributing to around 15-20% of courses and will make use of Rights Trust and others, questioning the amendment adding that the overall startups in India, growing more than 30% year on year laboratories and other facilities of should the petitioners prayer be granted, the functioning of govern- whereas overall India growth is 15-20%. The top Government official government-aided colleges and ment and aided schools would at stake. also told the gathering of 600 investors, startups, Govt officials from 23 will benefit those unable to gain Explaining its reasoning, the court said that for government school cities across India and the world that the Telangana Government was access to university/college students, the state did not have to reimburse the costs borne by the contemplating to set up a fund to support Startups on the lines of some of education and the marginalised. school for the education of a child under the RTE quota. the states already have. “We are planning on it as it is one of the criteria for the Union Government to rank states on Startup ecosystem. And we 17 Noida schools fined for YOGA studies get boost don't want to lag,” he added. excessive fees the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a Cabinet approves “The Central Educational The district authorities have Certificate Programme in Yoga (CPY). The course will begin from imposed a penalty of Rs 8.30 lakh July 2019 session. The course will be imparted in English and anyone Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) on 17 private schools for charging who has attained education up to class 12, irrespective of the stream, excessive fees from students. The can apply. The course will be for six months and students will be given Bill, 2019\" maximum penalty of Rs 1 lakh maximum of two years to pass the course. The programme will be was imposed on Jagran Public offered through the following Regional Centres: Delhi, Haridwar, Giving a major push to the reforms in Education sector, making it School, Noida, the Gautam Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Ladnun, Chennai, Mumbai and inclusive and keeping in mind the aspirations of the people from different Buddh Nagar administration said Pune. The programme will have 3 courses with 16 Credits. categories, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister has in a statement. A total of Rs S.B. Arora, professor, IGNOU, said that after studying this particular approved theintroduction of a Bill namely \"The Central Educational 75,000 penalty was imposed on programme, the learner shall understand the basic principles and Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill, 2019\". eight schools: CLM Public practice of yoga. He further added that the programme also aims to The Cabinet decision will address the long standing demands of persons School, Gagan Public School, make the candidate aware about the history and the contribution of belonging to SCs/STs/SEBCs and ensure their rights envisaged under the Greater Heights Public School, various Yogis in the field of Yoga and attain both physical and mental Constitution. It will also ensure providing of 10% reservation to EWS. Dharm Public School (all four in health through Yoga. This decision will allow filling up of more than 7000 existing vacancies Greater Noida), Grads Meanwhile Union AYUSH ministry has sent a proposal to the HRD by direct recruitment in Teachers' Cadre with 200 point roster. Ensure International School, Shri Ravi ministry to include Yoga in the educational curriculum from the next compliance of the Constitutional Provisions of Articles 14, 16 and 21. It Shankar Vidya Mandir, Karl academic year. Under this Yoga is envisaged as a compulsory subject will ensure full representation of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes Huber (all three in Noida) and SD under the Physical Education (PE) curriculum for school students and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Public School in Bhangel, it said. collegians. Sections in direct recruitment in teachers' cadres. “Altogether a penalty of Rs 8.30 “We expect the proposal to be cleared as soon as possible, which will lakh was imposed on 17 schools allow Yoga to be part of the curriculum from the 2020-21 academic 'Mumbai followed by Delhi top rank in the most following a decision of the year,” saidAyush minister Shripad Naik. District Fees Regulatory number of stressed school-going children' Committee under provisions of Indian Medical Council (Amendment) the Uttar Pradesh Fees According to a survey conducted by Scooldudes.com, an after-school RegulationAct for Self–Financed Bill, 2019 hangout for children, school going children in Delhi within the age group Schools – 2018,” it said. of 10 to 18 years have reported the second highest school and education- Union Cabinet has approved the Indian Medical Council (Amend- centric stress levels, with Mumbai topping the survey. From among 5,000 Advertise with us ment) Bill, 2019 to replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) school-going children surveyed out of eight cities within the age-group Second Ordinance, 2019 through an Act of Parliament. The Bill will of 10 to 18 years, about 80 per cent of them were found in acute stress To Book an ad be introduced in the ensuing session of the Parliament. The move will levels; mainly owing to factors like pressure of daily studies, examina- ensure transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of tions, academic tuitions, parents' expectations. Delhi, Bangalore and call at 9811824444 medical education in the country. Chennai were topped after Mumbai on these scales with about 65%, 50% The New Bill provides for supersession of MCI for a period of two and 40% children from these cities; respectively reported acute stress 8076071802 years w.e.f. 26.09.2018. During this period, the Board of Governors levels. shall exercise the powers and functions of MCI as assigned under the IMC Act, 1956. The number of members in the Board of Governors Ramachandran Kannan, Founder of Scooldudes.comsaid that stress- will be increased from existing 7 to 12. levels of school-going children have reached to disastrous levels in a city Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 was promul- like Delhi and the existing education system and a 'must-to-perform' gated on 26.09.2018 and entrusted its affairs to a Board of Governors culture by parents are adding to their woes. He warned the parents to address this issue immediately to bring out the children from this horrible situation.

Curriculum June 16, 2019 3 News Feature contd from P1 an overview of Draft NEP 19 recommendations in higher education States can appoint a state for higher education will be based government will treat them on par programmes. Liberal education Research. The MPhil programme commission on similar lines. on three kinds of institutions with public institutions, and gets a lot of emphasis in the new shall be discontinued. Admission The national higher education Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3. All empower them equally. The draft NEP. Departments of to all undergraduate programmes regulatory function being HEIs, by 2030, will develop into private HEIs will have equal languages (especially Indian of public HEIs will be through a discharged by UGC will go to a one of three types of institutions. access to NRF funding for languages), literature (especially process of assessment through the new National Higher Education Type 1 will be Research research support as public Indian literature), music (includ- NTA. The first year or two of the Regulatory Authority. Various universities. These will focus institutions. ing Carnatic, Hindustani, folk, MBBS course will be designed as councils the BCI, ICAR, MCI equally on research and teaching: “All HEIs will gradually move and film), philosophy (especially a common period for all science will lose regulatory tag and they will dedicate themselves to towards full autonomy - aca- Indian philosophy, including graduates after which they can remain Professional Standard cutting-edge research for new demic, administrative, and Buddhist and Jain philosophy), take up MBBS, BDS, Nursing or Setting Bodies (PSSBs). Two knowledge creation while at the eventually financial - in order to Indology and the study of India, other specialisations. Common councils--General Education same time offering the highest enable this vibrant culture. The art, dance, theatre, education, foundational courses based on Council and Higher Education quality teaching across under- autonomy of public institutions statistics, pure and applied medical pluralism will be Grants Council will replace the graduate, masters, Ph.D., will be backed by adequate public sciences, sociology, economics, followed by core courses focused current UGC if the draft NEP is professional, and vocational financial support and stability. sports, and other such depart- on specific systems, and electives considered as the final input in programmes. Most central Private institutions with public ments truly needed for a that encourage bridging across this regard. NAAC, NIEPA and institutions of Higher Education spirited commitment to high multidisciplinary and stimulating systems. Graduates from other NCERT from old order will will fall into this category. They quality, equitable education will Indian education and environment medical disciplines such as survive and continue in their will aim to become world-class be encouraged and treated on par. will be established and strength- nursing, dental etc., will also be current domain areas. research universities and The new regulatory system ened at HEIs across the country. allowed lateral entry into the “The RSA through appropriate compete with global institutions. envisioned by this Policy will Importantly, the long-term vision MBBS course. A medical mechanisms will mentor the Type 2 will be Teaching foster this overall culture of for the Indian higher education education qualification frame- evolution of professional universities. These will focus empowerment and autonomy to system to ensure that a significant work to achieve this will be education in sync with the rest of primarily on high quality innovate, including by gradually number of high quality Type 1, 2 developed in conjunction with the higher education. The guiding teaching across disciplines and phasing out the system of and 3 institutions are in place by NMC. principle shall be one of looking programmes, including under- 'affiliated colleges' in order to 2030, Mission Nalanda (MN) and As per the draft a National Higher at higher education in a holistic graduate, masters and doctoral, enable and encourage local Mission Takshashila (MT) will be Education Qualifications Frame- way and not in a piecemeal professional, vocational, innovation. launched in tandem. These work (NHEQF) outlining the fashion. The overall regulatory certificate and diploma missions will be constituted by the learning outcomes associated framework created for higher programmes, while also The overall higher education RSA and will have a common with degree/diploma/certification education will be extended to significantly contributing to sector will be integrated into one apex body – the Mission shall be the guiding document for professional education, and cutting-edge research. Such higher education system - Directorate. Mission Nalanda will curricula across all disciplines NHERA will remain the sole institutions will target including professional and ensure that there are at least 100 and fields, which do not have their regulatory authority,” the draft enrolments between 5,000 and vocational education. This Policy, Type 1 and 500 Type 2 HEIs individual PSSBs. All assessment says. 25,000 or more on their cam- its approach, and specific policy functioning vibrantly by 2030, systems shall be decided by the The present complex nomencla- puses. It is expected that there points will be equally applicable with equitable regional distribu- HEI, including those that lead to ture of HEIs in the country as will be several hundred such to all HEIs across all current tion. Mission Takshashila will final certification. The Choice 'deemed to be university', universities, say, between 1000 to streams which would eventually strive to establish at least one high Based Credit System (CBCS) of 'affiliating university', 'unitary 2000, created over a period of two merge into one coherent ecosys- quality HEI in or close to every the current UGC will be revised university', and so on will be decades. As they begin to achieve tem of higher education,” the draft district of India, with 2 or 3 such and improved, in order to make phased out. Universities will be higher quality in research and the says. HEIs in districts with larger clear the basic vision while characterised only as public, range of programmes offered, ODL (open and distance learning) populations, each with residential leaving plenty of room for private, or private-aided; and as some of them may aim to join the programmes will be reimagined to facilities for students. innovation and flexibility. HEIs multidisciplinary research ranks of Type 1 institutions. ensure that their quality is The Policy envisions significant should move away from high- universities (Type 1) or Type 3 are Colleges. These will equivalent to the best in class increase in public investment in stakes examinations towards comprehensive teaching focus almost exclusively on the programmes. A mechanism for the education. This would go up from more continuous and comprehen- universities (Type 2). goal of high quality teaching. recognition and accumulation of the current 10% of overall public sive evaluation. Setting up of a National These institutions will largely run credits earned through MOOCs expenditure in education to 20%, Setting up of a new National Research Foundation (NRF) to undergraduate programmes, in will be put in place by the GEC as over a 10-year period. This Educational Technology Forum grant competitive funding for addition to diploma and part of the NHEQF. MOOCs gradual increase will ensure that The National Educational outstanding research proposals certificate programmes, across offered by universities anywhere as all the actions of this Policy Technology Forum will be a across all disciplines is another disciplines and fields, including in the world will be suitably come on stream, adequate funding platform for the free exchange of watershed recommendation that vocational and professional. A recognised, after ascertaining the is made available, while giving ideas on the use of technology to will transform the research large number of such autono- alignment of their contents with the government room to plan and improve learning, assessment, ecosystem dramatically. The mous colleges, say the NHEQF, and appropriate accommodate these increases. planning and administration. And NRF will also act as a liaison 5,000–10,000, will provide high checks on their delivery methods, Two important trends of the importantly, the National among researchers, ministries of quality liberal undergraduate modes of interaction with Indian economy will support Repository of Educational Data government, and industry, in education, with a target of on- students, and assessment these increased investments. First, will maintain all records related to order to ensure that the most campus enrolments of 2,000– procedures. the rapid pace of economic growth institutions, teachers and students relevant and societally useful 5,000 or higher. These colleges All affiliating universities will will increase the size of the Indian in digital form. The policy draft research reaches the people as will also be expected to offer transition to a Type 1 or 2 economy, making it the world's also recommends setting up of a soon as possible. The NRF will certificate, diploma, and degree institution, with one or more third largest economy by 2030- National Institute for Pali, Persian run a special programme till courses in vocational education, campuses. Universities will have 32. The estimated size of the and Prakrit among a host of 2040 to support State and in some fields of professional no affiliated colleges. All Indian economy (according to measures to enrich higher Universities to enhance their education. Given that teaching is (currently) affiliated colleges, NITI Aayog, 2016) then is USD education. research capacities, thus strengthened through research must develop into autonomous 10 trillion, up from the current While overall the draft reflects enabling them to transition to and vice-versa, faculty at these degree granting colleges (Type 3) USD 2.8 trillion. Second, driven acceptance of recasting the Type 1 or 2 institutions. Under colleges will be encouraged to by 2032, or merge completely by the systematic measures of the education systems and provides this programme, the NRF will apply for research funding and with the university that they are government, the tax-to-GDP ratio perspectives of required change, select and offer 500 National conduct, and be able to give affiliated to, or develop into a is likely to improve, continuing yet a lot will depend on the period Postdoctoral Fellowships senior undergraduate students a university themselves (Type 1 or the trend of the past 4 years where between making public of the (NPDF) and 500 National flavour of research. Over time, 2). Special budgets will be it has improved by 1.5%. draft and final announcement of Doctoral Fellowships (NDF) such autonomous colleges can allocated to the mentor institu- At an overall level, e.g. a 1% the New Education Policy as every year across disciplines and begin to conduct quality research tions for this purpose. All higher increase every year, will take debate and final amendments fields. across disciplines and introduce educational institutions including public expenditure to 20% in 10 settle. According to the draft NEP, the graduate programmes, and may those offering professional years from the current 10%. Funds main thrust of this policy thereby aim towards becoming education will be empowered to must be strategically deployed to regarding higher education is the either Type 2 or Type 1 institu- widen the scope of their course improve access to quality ending of the fragmentation of tions. offerings so that each of them education at all levels, from early higher education by moving Private HEIs will be encouraged becomes a large multidisciplinary childhood education to higher higher education into large to develop into Type 1 and 2 institution offering a wide education. multidisciplinary universities institutions, and must develop to selection of courses. From students point of view in and colleges, each of which will become Type 3 institutions. Again, all HEIs, including all changes suggested in the draft: aim to have upwards of 5,000 or While the financial support for universities (Type 1 and 2), shall Undertaking a PhD shall require more students. such development must be be required to offer liberal either a Master's degree or a four- New institutional architecture arranged by the private HEI, the education undergraduate year Bachelor's degree with

4 Curriculum June 16, 2019 News Updates Know the New Ministers government. In his current role, he will be interesting to watch. Casio WIRELESS Lamp- free Green Projectors Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the new union Microsoft launches AIDigital Labs in Casio India announces the minister of human resources development, is an alumnus of India launch of the upgrade of its Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, existing projector series Uttarakhand with a 'controversial' honorary doctorate. Born in Advancing its commitment to building a future-ready workforce, Advance and Ultra-Short Pinani village of Pauri Garhwal hill region, Pokhriyal, has risen Microsoft on June 13 announced the launch of AI Digital Labs in Throw series, its line-up of to the current status from ranks and on his work. collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in the country. lamp-free projectors. The Starting as a teacher in early 1980s, his literary pursuits and The institutes covered under this program include BITS Pilani, BML Advanced Series model- XJ- journalistic instincts soon took him to switch to journalism Munjal University, ISB, KalpataruInstitute of Technology, KL F101W, XJ-F211WN, XJ- profession and took up job with Hindi daily Dainik Jagran. He University, Periyar University, Karunya University, SRM University, F21XN and Ultra-Short Throw then quickly moved to launch his own publications (Nav Rah, SVKM (NMIMS) and Trident Academy of Technology. With the series model- XJ-UT312WN Nac Chetna, Seemant Varta). Though these were not very edge of the Intelligent Cloud Hub program, these institutions will XJ-UT352W, XJ-UT352WN successful, but his commitment to change the life of people in emerge as learning centers of intelligent technologies and innovation have been optimized with one- hills of Uttrakhand won him many admirers. His passion for hubs of path-breaking solutions. Click Wireless functions literature alongside progressed in authorship of many of books AI and intelligent technologies are becoming all-pervasive today, especially for today's ICT including 11 novels, travel books, children literature and driving change across businesses and communities. The evolution of classrooms where students are developmental issues. It was because of this, he was given the AI and other emerging technologies is expected to create new jobs. actively involved in using PCs title of Nishank (fearless) by his literary comrades. Workers at all levels of organizations will need to be skilled for these and IT devices. The newly It was in 1990 or so when he received a call from former PM jobs. These shifts in the talent landscape will require new ways of launched models will also and BJP leader, Atal Behari Vajpayee to join politics and BJP. thinking about skills and training to ensure that the new workforce is ensure the smooth and hassle- Since then he hasn't looked back and starting from winning prepared for the future and there is sufficient talent available for free wireless conduct of Karnaprayag assembly constituency in 1991 to winning critical jobs. According to a recent Microsoft and IDC Asia/Pacific meetings and conferences in Haridwar parliamentary seat in just concluded 17th Lok Sabha, study ' 'Future Ready Business:Assessing Asia Pacifics Growth corporates. Pokhriyal, has a stellar journey including being the chief Potential Through AI',lack of skills, resources and continuous minister of his state (2009-11) of 28 years behind him. learning programs emerged as one of the top challenges faced by LMI collaborations for While many believe, he is the man RSS has tasked to transform Indian organizations in adoptingAI to accelerate their businesses. digital exams education, at the same time, he will be watched closely as the “As AI becomes mainstream, organizations will require talent with Modi government begins NCF revision and preparations for skillsets that are very different from what exist now. Educators and LittleMore Innovation (LMI) New Nation Education Policy announcement. institutions are integral to the skilling revolution taking root in the Labs, working in paperless country. With the right technology infrastructure, curriculum and digital examination space Sanjay Shamrao training, we can empower today's students to build the India of through tech solutions have Dhotre, the four times tomorrow,” saidAnant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. partnered with some leading As part of the three-year program, Microsoft will support the selected universities like Manipal member of parliament from institutions with best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, University, IIIT-B, REVA Akola constituency of access to cloud and AI servicesas well as developer support. The University, NIMHANS and Maharashtra is the new MoS company will facilitate setting up of core AI infrastructure and IoT many more to transform the HRD. 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Curriculum June 16, 2019 5 Useful News 13th edition of Young Astronomer Talent Search IFIM Business School in Maharashtra invites applications for its BBA program Chief Minister of Odisha, edition of YATS (2019-20) on this Bhubaneswar on December 12- Naveen Patnaik, on June 4 occasion. With overwhelming 13, 2019, the birth anniversary of IFIM Business School is accepting applications for its full time BBA flagged off the ISRO exposure participation of students in 2018, Pathani Samanta. The top 20 programme, at its campus in Greater Mumbai. The programme has been visit for winners of the 12th the next edition has been launched winners will also be felicitated on carefully envisioned and crafted with an objective of grooming 'T' Edition of Tata Steel's Young with an aim to make YATS much the occasion, and later taken on an shaped professionals who are employable right after BBA, are skilled Astronomer Talent Search more enriching for the exposure visit. for the Industry 4.0 needs, and are lifelong learners. (YATS) Programme at a participating students. The theme Tata Steel is organising this The curriculum of the fully residential BBA programme is crafted in function organised in Naveen for YATS 2019 is “Unravelling the flagship event, YATS, in order to cater to the Industry 4.0 needs, while also integrating Liberal Niwas, Bhubaneswar. A group wonders of the Universe” and will collaboration with Pathani Arts (General Education) streams aligned to the curriculum of US of 20 winners of last edition will include the following Samanta Planetarium since 2007 universities. The first batch of the programme will commence in now go on an exposure visit to competitions: to acknowledge the exemplary September 2019. For more details, refer one of the premier facilities of An open-quiz (for students of contribution of Pathani Samanta, https://admission.nopaperforms.com/ifim/bba Indian Space Research classes 6th to 10th) legendary astronomer of Odisha, Organization (ISRO), Space An essay competition (for and encourage youngsters to Executive Programs in AI and Machine Learning and Applications Centre, students of classes 9th and 10th) showcase innovative concepts on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Ahmedabad, to get a first-hand The top two essay entries will be various themes of space science experience of space science in selected from each district and and astronomy. IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint announced the All India roll out of action. winners will be invited to the their popular executive programs on AI and Machine Learning as well as Patnaik also launched the 13th grand finale to be held in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. Since their launch in 2018 in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, these hybrid executive programs, NEWS YOU CAN USE with their innovative onsite/online format, have attracted industry professionals in large numbers and achieved a high completion rate. BETiC IIT-B launches Medical field of eye health has unveiled its the scholarship and will also The All India Program will be delivered over 18 weeks in a hybrid Device Hackathon - MEDHA India Fellowship Program today. provide mentorship as required. format. There will be 3 campus visits of 3 days each to IIIT Hyderabad, 2019 Fellowship Program is a first of The Keep India Smiling and live interactive online classes in other weeks. The program is priced Since 2014, the Biomedical its kind initiative that will identify Foundational Scholarship at Rs 2 lacs + applicable taxes with special scholarships for women. For Engineering and Technology up to 10 promising young program is a distinct, national more information about the programs, please visit: https://iiit- incubation Centre (BETiC) at IIT ophthalmologists from all over program which offers h.talentsprint.com/aiml/ or https://iiit-h.talentsprint.com/blockchain/ Bombay, COE Pune and VNIT the country. This program aims to scholarships and mentorships Nagpur have brought doctors and groom the young across the fields of education, OET Preparation for Nursing BOOK engineers together for low-cost ophthalmologists through an sports and community medical innovation and impact. innovative course of mentoring betterment. Interested A new textbook by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment and The cycle of innovation begins and surgical exposure to expand candidates can apply online at Cambridge University was released in New Delhi recently. Authored by with medical problems proposed their perspectives on rural eye www.colgate.com/keepindiasm renowned writers Catherine Leyshon, Gurleen Khaira and Virginia by doctors, and novel ideas health and to shape the youth into iling Allum, OET Preparation Nursing is an English language text designed generated by inter-disciplinary promising and skilled specifically for the healthcare sector, offering vital language skills to teams of innovators at MEDHA - ophthalmologists. RN Mohanty, Mary Kom, six-time World internationally trained healthcare professionals with ambitions to Medical Device Hackathon. CEO at Sightsavers India said, Boxing Champion, currently register and practice in an English-speaking environment. The book is Participants watch curated videos “The program's vision is to World No. 1, and also the only available at all leading bookstores across India and from online of clinical problems and team up. cultivate a capable and competent female boxer from India to win shopping sites. Each team has doctors, designers workforce in the eye care field for medals at the Olympics, said, and engineers (mechanical and rural India. Currently, there are “I'm very happy to be associated Winners of Anveshan 2019 electronics). They brainstorm, nearly 18,000 Ophthalmologists with Colgate's Keep India sketch and create innovative present in the country, which is Smiling mission's Keep India Design Fellowship Program fabricated prototypes. All teams nowhere near enough with Smiling Foundational presenting working prototypes respect to the ratio of the Scholarship program. It will announced receive prizes. Top innovators population in the country. India provide opportunities to so win a chance to acquire advanced needs more ophthalmologists.” many deserving people at a Analog Devices, Inc (ADI) on June 11 announced the winners of its training and fellowship to Read & Apply Now: foundational level across India Anveshan 2019 Design Fellowship Program. JewelBeetle from materialise their ideas. Till date, 8 http://indiafellowshipprogram.si and help them to build a better College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar is the winner MEDHA have been conducted in ghtsaversindia.in/ future for themselves not only while team CocoKnock from Canara Engineering College, Mysore various cities across Last date of application 20 June through the financial and SpineCare from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Maharashtra. 2019 scholarship but also through Burla secured second and third spot, respectively. The top winner This year, BETiC has timely guidance and took home prize money of INR 2.5 lakhs while the runners-up collaborated with Haffkine Keep India Smiling mentorship. received INR 1.5 lakhs and INR 1 lakh, respectively. The jury also Institute of Testing, Research & recognized another finalist Urban Farming (Villam) from RV College Training in Mumbai, Venture Foundational Scholarship Product Management of Engineering with a special award for Best Business Idea presented Centre in Pune and G.H. Raisoni Certification Program who took home prize money of INR 50 thousand. College of Engineering in Under Keep India Smiling (KIS) Anveshan Design Fellowship is one of its kind focused fellowship Nagpur to host MEDHA on Mission, Colgate-Palmolive upGrad and Duke Corporate program in the semiconductor industry by Analog Devices India. The separate weekends in July.. (India) Limited has launched the Education, the executive sixth edition of Anveshan saw double-digit growth in registration with Interested candidates need to pre- Keep India Smiling Foundational education arm of Duke 90 teams participating from 35 cities across India. This year, the register before the 25th of June Scholarship to offer financial University have recently come fellowship program focused on sectors such as energy, healthcare, 2019 on the BETiC website by support and mentorship to people together to launch a five month agriculture, environment and resource management with the uploading their bio-data and across India to help them translate long Product Management technology focus on sensors, power, IoT, cloud, algorithms, etc. portfolio of creative work, based their dreams into reality. Certification Program. This “India is known for its engineering prowess and many design on which they will be short- The Keep India Smiling program teaches students all engineers have made a global mark,” said Sai Krishna Mopuri, listed, interviewed and selected. Foundational Scholarship aspects of the product managing director, ADI. “As the Indian education system transforms Selected candidates are required program has been launched in development life cycle - user from 'rote learning' to 'conceptual learning', the gap between academia to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. partnership with ShikshaDaan research, user centered-design, and industry needs to be bridged. Anveshan addresses the gap and 1000. Foundation, a non-profit minimum viable product, connects industry and student engineering community. 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Details of the selection six-time World Boxing product managers to work on the winning team JewelBeetle developed an Energy Harvesting for Forest process will be communicated Champion, currently World No.1, hands-on assignments and case Fire Detection System. It is a reliable system aimed at efficient via e-mail. Write to: and also the only female boxer studies. In addition, students monitoring and detection of forest fire that uses plant based Microbial [email protected] for details. from India to win medal at the also get dedicated career support Fuel Cells (MFCs). Olympics; Dr. Priyamvada Singh through mentorship sessions, Launched in 2010, Anveshan provides a comprehensive platform for Sightsavers India - distinguished social resume feedback, one-on-one students to create innovative solutions using sensors, ADI Fellowship Program 2019 development professional; Mr. interview preparation and components and platforms, cloud, data analytics and more. Anveshan Rajeev Grover - ShikshaDaan placement assistance. is a design contest that provides a level playing ground for the Sightsavers, a leading advisor; and Ms. Poonam Sharma students of hundreds of engineering colleges across India. Anveshan development organization in the - Colgate's CSR Head, will pick process is engaging and participating teams undergo rigorous reviews the most deserving candidates for

6 Curriculum June 16, 2019 New Policy Some ‘landmarks’ from Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 ECCE preparedness. greater depth, greater critical REMEDIAL EDUCATION PUSH Every child in the age range of Increased focus in school on thinking, greater attention to life 3-6 years has access to free, foundational literacy and aspirations, and greater flexibility National Tutors Programme: safe, high quality, developmen- numeracy: The school and and student choice. Each year of the tally appropriate care and classroom curriculum and Secondary Stage will be divided A National Tutors Programme (NTP) will be instituted, where the best education by 2025 schedules for Grades 1-5 will be into 2 semesters, for a total of 8 performers in each school will be drawn in the programme for up to five It is important that children of re-designed to focus on founda- semesters. Each student would take hours a week as tutors during the school for fellow (generally younger) ages 3-8 have access to a tional literacy and numeracy, and 5 to 6 subjects each semester. students who need help. Selecting tutors from URGs whenever possible will flexible, multifaceted, to build a love for reading and be particularly encouraged. Being selected as a peer tutor will be considered a multilevel, play-based, activity- mathematics among students. Right to Education prestigious position, earning a certificate from the State each year that based, and discovery-based indicates the hours of service. education. It also becomes Change in 10+2 Scheme Extension natural then to view this period, Remedial InstructionalAides Programme: from up to three years of pre- lRestructuring school curricu- Achieve access and participation in school (ages 3-6) to the end of lum and pedagogy in a new free and compulsory quality school A Remedial Instructional Aides Programme (RIAP) will be instituted Grade 2 (age 8), as a single 5+3+3+4 design: education for all children in the age initially as a temporary 10-year project to draw instructors - especially pedagogical unit called the l5 years of the Foundational group of 3-18 years by 2030. women - from local communities to formally help students who have fallen “Foundational Stage”. It is Stage: 3 years of pre-primary Allowing multiple models for behind and bring them back into the fold. These instructional aides would necessary, therefore, to develop school and Grades 1, 2. schools, and loosening the input hold special remediation classes during school hours, after school hours, and and establish such an integrated l3 years of the Preparatory (or restrictions of the RTE Act to make during the summer for those children who have fallen so behind that they foundational curricular and Latter Primary) Stage: Grades 3, it easier for both governments as cannot catch up without an intervention; when possible, these children would pedagogical framework, and 4, 5. well as non-governmental be grouped by level and pace. corresponding teacher l3 years of the Middle (or Upper philanthropic organisations to build Qualified volunteers (such as retired teachers and army officers, excellent preparation, for this critical Primary) Stage: Grades 6, 7, 8. schools, to encourage local students from neighboring schools, and passionate socially-conscious Foundational Stage of a child's l4 years of the High (or variations on account of culture, college graduates from across the country) will also be drawn on a large scale development. Secondary) Stage: Grades 9, 10, geography, and demographics, and to join the NTP and the RIAP on an unpaid basis, during the academic year as A detailed plan outlining the 11, 12. to allow alternative models of well as in the summer, as a service to their communities and to the country. operational and financial education such as gurukulas, Thus the NTP and RIAP programmes will each have two modes: implications of the integration a. The Foundational Stage will paathshaalas, madrasas, and home Conventional (consisting of peer tutors, and paid IAs from the local of early childhood education comprise five years of flexible, schooling, the RTE Act require- community) and Volunteer; both modes will be highly encouraged for the with the school education multilevel, play-based, activity- ments for schools will be made benefit of these programmes. Volunteers will also be awarded certificates system will be developed in based, and discovery-based substantially less restrictive. The from the State government or Government of India (GOI), honoring their consultation with the Ministry learning, continuously incorpo- focus will be to have less emphasis invaluable contribution to the State and to the nation, and indicating the hours of Women and Child rating the latest research in ECCE on input and greater emphasis on served as a tutor or IA Development (MWCD) and the as well as the various time-tested output potential with respect to Ministry of Health and Family Indian traditions for cognitive desired learning outcomes. School Complex: The new administrative school Welfare (MHFW). This plan and emotional stimulation of Regulations on inputs will be zone will be finalised by the end of children. limited to ensuring safety of 2019 by a special task force b. The Preparatory Stage will children (both physical and Multiple public schools will be brought together in an organisational and jointly constituted by the comprise three years of educa- psychological), access and administrative unit called the school complex. This will not require physical MWCD, MHFW, and MHRD. tion, building on the play-, inclusion, the non-profit nature of relocation of schools. Each individual school that is viable in size will An effective quality regulation discovery-, and activity-based schools, and minimum standards continue to function even as it is integrated administratively into a school or accreditation system for pedagogical and curricular style for learning outcomes. complex to facilitate the sharing of resources and render school governance ECCE will be instituted as of the Foundational Stage, but Extension of the RTE Act to include more local, effective, and efficient. recommended in the National also gradually beginning to secondary education: The availabil- The suggestion to create a larger group structure called the school complex, ECCE Policy (2013). This incorporate textbooks as well as ity of free and compulsory quality consisting of one secondary school together with all other schools offering regulatory system will cover all aspects of more formal classroom secondary education (Grades 9-12; lower grades in its neighbourhood, a radius of five to ten miles, was first pre-school education - private, learning. There would mostly be typically ages 14-18) will be made by the Education Commission (1964–66) but was left unimplemented. public, and philanthropic - in generalist teachers during this included as an integral part of the The aim is to provide peer support to principals and teachers of individual order to ensure compliance with stage, with the possible exception RTE Act to ensure that, by 2030; all schools and thereby end their isolation. By additionally devolving various essential quality standards. of some specialist language and students enrol and participate in administrative, organisational, governance-related, and management-related The mandate of the NCERT will art teachers (who may be shared quality school education through responsibilities to the school complex., be expanded to include the across the school or school Grade 12 The school complex will become the basic unit of educational administration development of a Curricular complex). The aim of this stage Review of the RTE Act: The RTE of the public school system, and will be developed accordingly. and Pedagogical Framework will be to lay the general Act will be reviewed comprehen- Each school complex will be a semi-autonomous unit that will offer for Early Childhood Education, groundwork across subjects, sively in light of this policy, to education from the Foundational stage (age 3-8 years) till Grade 12 (age 18). in accordance with the above including reading, writing, enable the policy, and at the same The complex will consist of one secondary school (covering Grades 9-12) principles and guidelines… speaking, physical education, art, time to improve it on the basis of the and all the public schools in its neighbourhood that offer education from pre- The first part will be a frame- languages, science, and experiences and learnings of the primary till Grade 8. All the schools that are part of a complex will be chosen work of guidelines for 0-3 year mathematics, so that students are past decade: due to their proximity to each other, forming a logical geographical group. If olds - intended for parents as prepared to delve deeper into a. The overemphasis on inputs, and for any reason a school complex does not have a secondary school where well as Anganwadi teach- learning areas through special- the mechanistic nature of their Grades 9-12 are being taught, then these grades must be introduced in one of ers/workers - for appropriate ised subjects and subject teachers specifications – physical and the schools. The school complexes will also have pre-school cen- cognitive stimulation of infants in the stages that follow. infrastructural – will be changed tres/Anganwadis, vocational education facilities, an Adult Education Centre and young children in this age c. The Middle Stage will and the requirements be made more (AEC) etc., associated with them. range. comprise three years of educa- responsive to realities on the While each individual school will be resourced adequately for their basic b. The second part will be an tion, building on the more formal ground, e.g. regarding land areas functioning, school complexes can house shared facilities and equipment at educational framework for 3-8 pedagogical and curricular style and room sizes, practicalities of the secondary school that cannot be provided separately to each individual year olds (Foundational Stage) - of the Elementary Stage, but will playgrounds in urban areas, etc. school. For audio-video systems with a portable generator can be taken intended for parents as well as see the introduction of subject These mandates will be adjusted around from school to school. Similarly, the secondary school may have a for Anganwadis, pre-primary teachers for learning/discussion and loosened, leaving suitable good laboratory, musical instruments, and playgrounds with sports equip- schools, and Grades 1 and 2 - of the more abstract concepts in flexibility for each school to make ment that students from the pre-primary, primary, and upper primary schools consisting of a flexible, each subject that students will be its own decisions based on local in the complex may be given access to on a regular basis. The secondary multilevel, play-based, activity- ready for at this stage across the needs and constraints, but without school can maintain a large circulating library from which books can be sent based, and discovery-based sciences, mathematics, arts, in any way compromising on the out to schools in the neighbourhood. All shared resources will be in the system of learning that aims to social sciences, and humanities. requirements of safety, security, charge of the principal of the secondary school who will ensure their optimal teach young children alphabets, Experiential learning within each and a pleasant and productive use. numbers, basic communication subject, and explorations of learning space. Teachers: Teachers can also be shared among the schools in the complex. in the local language/mother relations among different b. Educational outcomes will be Areas/subjects, which by the nature of the curriculum, do not require a tongue and other languages, subjects, will be encouraged and given due importance and will be teacher for every school (accounting for the number of students), may have colours, shapes, sounds, emphasised despite the introduc- added adequately in the assessment teachers appointed to the overall school complex thus making it possible for movement, games, elements of tion of more specialised subjects of schools. resourcing to happen optimally. For instance, language teachers, sports drawing, painting, music, and and subject teachers. c. Clause 12(1)(c) will be reviewed teachers, art and music teachers, yoga teachers, school nurses, and counsel- the local arts, as well as various d. The Secondary Stage will in light of this policy and in light of lors can all be appointed to the staff of the secondary school and be shared socio-emotional skills such as comprise four years of any positive as well as negative across the schools in the complex. curiosity, patience, teamwork, multidisciplinary study, and will experiences it has encountered over cooperation, interaction, and build on the subject-oriented the past decade. empathy required for school- pedagogical and curricular style of the Middle stage, but with

Curriculum June 16, 2019 7 India Skills/entrepreneurships “Opportunities in Luxury Skill education boost in Draft NEP 19 Industry” workshop by No hard separation of “voca- will be an integral part of the formal Include ample vocational course tion and monitoring of the system tional” and “academic” streams: curriculum, and will give learners options for all in secondary A single independent regulator for the LCBS The curricula for elementary and in-depth exposure to areas such as school curriculum: Vocational school education sector: An independ- secondary education will ensure agriculture, electronics, local trades courses in addition to more ent SSRA will be established to handle With a vision To ensconce that there will be no hard and crafts, etc. The areas of traditional academic courses will all aspects of school regulation international pedagogic separation of “vocational” and emphasis will be identified by be offered in Grades 9-12 in including the oversight of the school excellence for the Luxury “academic” streams as all careful planning at the district level, secondary school and all children system and implementation of segment to \"seek-nurture-adapt- students will have the opportu- and schools will be provided will have access to all courses on Accreditation. SSRA will be a body skill-impart-develop\" invaluable nity of developing both kinds of adequate infrastructure and offer. Students will have plenty of similar to NHERA. assets and Leaders for the capacities. With the rapidly resources to deliver rigorous choice regarding the curriculum, The newly constituted SSRA will be Luxury Industry across India. changing economic scenarios, vocational education in these areas. being allowed to mix and match the sole regulator for the school sector Luxury Connect Business fundamental capacities have Survey course on vocational skills academics with skills education, in the State. SSRA shall be governed School Gurgaon organized a become even more important and crafts in Grades 6, 7, or 8: Every with sports and arts, and with soft by an independent board, consisting of workshop on “Opportunities in than specific skills. Pre- student will take a fun year-long skills training. 10-15 members with expertise in Luxury Industry “for renowned vocational orientation - exposure course, during Grades 6-8, that Department of Education is boss, education and other relevant areas, Academicians across Delhi NCR to different vocations - will begin gives a survey and hands-on but independent regulator is on with high integrity and an unimpeach- at LCBS boutique campus in during the elementary stage, and experience of a sampling of the way able track record. The SSRA will Gurgaon recently. will be available to every child. important vocational crafts such as Apex body for policy and overall report to the RjSA, in the absence of Among those who attended were Learning will primarily be carpentry, electric work, metal coordination: The Department of which it will report to the Chief Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra- experiential and will aim at work, gardening, pottery making, Education of the State will be the Minister of the State. Chancellor, Shobhit university. fostering respect for a variety of etc., as decided by States and local apex policy making body and a. The RjSA (or CM) shall appoint the Dr.Anju Saxena - Director, professions. All students will communities and as mapped by shall also be responsible for chairperson and the board members, Sunderdeep group of take vocational courses which local skilling needs. policy and the overall coordina- each of who will not have more than Institutions, Prof.Subodh two consecutive terms of 3 years. Kaushik - Advisor, Mody U n i v e r s i t y, D r. Va r t i k a Over 2,000 innovative projects in Science & integrated technical training institute by Tata Power, enrolled its Chaturvedi - Faculty, Jaipuria Technology to be taken up in 3 years: EDII 50,000th trainee on 3rd June 2019. This is a significant milestone in University. TPSDI's journey so far since its inception in 2015. The Institute was Gurgaon-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India founded by Tata Power with the dual motive of bridging the skill gap Car-O-Job campaign by (EDII), will coordinate with Department of Science & Technology in the Indian power sector and empowering youth and others with (DST), Government of India, for over 2,000 innovative projects in employable skills in the power, allied, and other sectors Safeducate Science & Technology in next three years. The institute, in its first year, 2015, started with an enrollment of 208 Students from over 40 academic institutions across India, including trainees. Now within 4 years it has trained over 50,000 in As a step to promote its Safe Job Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati; SRM Institute of Science employable skills. TPSDI which started with providing skilling portal across the country, and Technology, ITS Engineering College, Indian Institute of programs for the blue-collared workforce and underprivileged Safeducate, training, skilling and Information Technology etc will be encouraged to take up these sections of the society, today, has expanded to offer training in higher consulting firm recently projects with possibility of commercialisation. skills. TPSDI, now also offers courses to engineers and technicians launched its unique Car-O-Job Under New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship from other organizations and Tata Power, as well as trains campaign. The campaign was Development Centre (NewGen IEDC), a programme launched by engineering college students, enabling them to gain skills that bridge targeted at the youth between the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development the gap between academics and industry. TPSDI today offers over ages of 20 – 26, as an endeavor to Board (NSTEDB), DST will provide funding to these projects with 150 courses across Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, educate them about jobs in the the aim of inculcating the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship Renewables, Safety,Allied sectors, etc. supply chain management and amongst the young S&T students. NewGen IEDC was announced in Congratulating the TPSDI team on this achievement, Mr. Praveer logistics domain. 2017-18 and so far, around 400 projects from around 25 academic Sinha, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power said, “TPSDI has As a part of the campaign, institutions have already been supported. been a frontrunner and a benchmark in offering skill development Safeducate designed a van that Sharing details about NewGen IEDC, S. B. Sareen, Project Director training programs. We want to make TPSDI a premier technical was equipped with Safe Job & Co-Member Secretary, DST NewGen IEDC, said, “The major training institute in the nation and the first-choice for training in the portal's high-tech virtual reality objective behind launching this programme is to motivate and power sector.We are extremely proud of TPSDI's achievement and (VR) technology. This van drove encourage those students who take up projects during their look forward to it reaching the next milestone of 100,000 trainees through multiple centers within internship, but fail to take it forward due to various constraints soon.” its target cities including Agra, including funding. Through this support by DST, we aim to take up Chennai, Delhi, Indore, Jaipur, those ideas that have high degree of innovation and commercial Maruti Suzuki's 2ndJapan-India Institute for Kochi, Lucknow, Nagpur, viability as well as mentor students to lead a possible startup.” Hyderabad, Pune, Ranchi, Manufacturing gets accreditation from METI, Bhopal, Raipur and Coimbatore. Skill Enhancement Centre in two Maha At these centers, students used Japan the Safe Job portal to find towns - Dhule & Palgadh relevant job opportunities and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), today get an in-depth experience of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Have started Skill granted a certificate of accreditation to Maruti Suzuki's upcoming warehouse operations, powered Development Centre at Excelus Learning Solutions, a National Skill Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) in Uncha Majra, by VR. Development Corporation (NSDC) affiliated centre in two towns of Gurugram, Haryana. This 2nd JIM by Maruti Suzuki will train over Safe Job portal is Safeducate's in- Maharashtra – Dhule & Palgadh. 500 youth annually and is expected to begin operations in second house online job platform, which Honda's Skill Enhancement Centre at Dhule & Palgadh is equipped quarter of FY 2019-20. Maruti Suzuki's first JIM, also METI is designed to help candidates with vehicle and service infrastructure. The centre has been accredited, is operational at Mehsana Gujarat, since 2017. The first undergo a hassle-free developed as a fully functional workshop for students giving batch from JIM Mehsana, received 100% placement last year. interviewing process over the practical training on technical aspects of vehicle maintenance and internet, once they submit their repair. On successful completion of training, Honda will provide Edelweiss Tokio Life to add 700 CVs on the portal. The selected recruitment opportunities to candidates at Honda manufacturing candidates then get a call from plants and dealerships. Development Managers the concerned company HR, Pradeep Pandey, Senior Vice President - Customer Service, Honda followed by a video interview Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said “Fulfilling its corporate Edelweiss Tokio Life has designed and implemented a unique from the comfort of their home. social responsibility, Honda 2Wheelers India proactively supports model called Managing Partner (MP) programme to support the Those who crack the interview Skill India Mission to empower Indian youth. With 2 more centres in dreams and aspirations of its Development Managers (DMs). DMs eventually get the offer letter Maharashtra, we are committed to up-skill local youth to enhance form a crucial part of the insurer's agency workforce as they are from the company. their employability and help them build up brighter future for responsible for hiring & managing Personal Finance Advisors, themselves.” known commonly as agents. Edelweiss Tokio Life provides support in terms of new office set up Tata Power Skill Development Institute Enrolls and other infrastructure services to its MPs and enables them to become Business Partners. Through this programme, a DM can its 50,000th Trainee realize his or her entrepreneurial dreams while continuing to be an employee of Edelweiss Tokio Life. Once a DM becomes an MP, he Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), a not-for-profit has his own team working with a single focus on generating quality business and is treated as a business unit in himself.

8 Curriculum June 16, 2019 VIEWS (Edit/Guest Column...) OPINION: Implications of Globalization on Indian Society Draft NEP 19 has provided a big opportunity Dr. Nitesh Dhawan, and beliefs on various issues income and wealth inequalities. Only to arrive at desired India's national education identity Public Servant and Author influencing their lives at personal and a small section of India's population is social levels. In sociological sense, benefitting from IT sector industries. The talk and seeding of a New Education Policy (NEP) INDIA is currently a third largest materialistic and utilitarian culture It has also led to the digital divide in was born with the release of BJP election manifesto in economy in terms of purchasing has superseded the non-material the country due to uneven access to 2014. In January 2015, BJP-led NDA government power parity in the world. There is an value based culture. The globaliza- ICT services. With the growing honored this promise and announced NEP formulation. upsurge of new urban middle class tion as a process has integrated culture of consumerism, there is also It invigorated the discussion and debate over with increased purchasing power. The national and regional economies, the commercialization of culture. shortcomings in education systems and how quality culture of consumerism has perco- society and culture with that of the While the social consequences are education can be brought about and scaled up, etc. lated to the emerging bourgeois global world through trade, commu- startling enough, the environmental However, one thing was very clear from the beginning section of the society. An enhanced nication and modes of transportation. concerns are also grave due to that ideological masters of BJP, in wait for this standard of living among the lower It strives to make the world its market extraction of resources from mining, opportunity for long, to further their agenda of middle income group has led to the where people are considered as buyer increased deforestation, use of plastic incorporating their brand of rightwing nationalism into emergence of an aspirational society and seller in equal terms. It has and detergents and other non- school curriculum and reaching out to young minds with a utilitarian approach towards brought tremendous changes in biodegradable materials. The through realignment of policies and textbooks, will call fulfilling their dreams. The structure patterns of communication, economic reforms have created shots in the eventual drafting. A reason, why many and nature of family relationships is technology, production and mutually contrasting tendencies like domain experts, practitioners and expert bodies were also going through significant change. consumption. All this has caused universalization and individualiza- meticulously kept out of consultation process, which the The social relations are becoming heterogeneity in culture leading to a tion, homogenization and segrega- ministry of HRD claims was extensive and from more pragmatic than before. post-modern world of divergence, tion, integration and hybridization in grassroots level upward. Communication and transportation diversity, disjuncture and pluraliza- India. In a high drama, two high powered committees oversaw networks have bridged the gap tion. The user pay approach, exploitation this work, the first being led by former cabinet between people and the value of time The enhanced sense of self con- of tribals, amalgamation of cultures, secretary, TSR Subramanian, and the second and final has increased manifold. All these life sciousness and awareness of living life styles, unfettered accessi- one by former ISRO chief, Dr Krishnaswamy changing patterns have gradually identities, adaptive reunion with the bility to internet, and increased Kasturirangan. TSR Subramanian committee submitted evolved in the midst of globalization globalization, it is redefining the violence towards women and its report to ministry of HRD in June 2016 but somehow process that was intiated during the bonding with global forces at socio- marginalization of traditions are other that episode caused more embarrassment to all sides early 90s in the wake of economic economic and cultural levels. The effects of LPG policies. Despite than acceptance of its report and paved way for a new crisis in the country. positive outcomes of LPG policies various initiatives, there are alarming committee to take over. Finally, the 484-page draft With India's decision to make a have been improvement in standard questions pertaining to accessibility, document was completed in December 2018, but not paradigm shift towards liberalization, of living of people at large, the affordability and quality of education made public before Lok Sabha elections were privatization and globalization era, increased sense of social worth to and that too in the context of huge announced for whatever reasons? the economic reforms actually played compete and achieve their goals, the increase in the number of educational Finally, the draft NEP 19 was revealed on June 1 and it a pivotal role in transforming the heightened growth in social institutions be it private or public; the gave a lot of people a 'wow' moment. It seemed social inter-linkages between and awareness about various global big number of children suffering from exhaustive and comprehensive and made an impressive within the institutions. On economic issues; expansion and emergence of malnutrition; the concerns over high reading. People who had been demanding extension of front, the open economy triggered new ways and means to fulfill their infant and maternal mortality rates; Right to Education to 3-6 and 14-18 years, were in for a huge investments in social sectors expectations and acceptance of more the ecological imbalance due to ever pleasant surprise as it is indeed 'granted' in the draft. related to education, health, commu- liberal and rational beliefs at social increasing strain on natural resources Likewise , higher education agenda has been articulated nication as well as boosted the and personal levels. and loss of biodiversity; the severe with a lot of deftness and optimism. Creation of a infrastructure base like power, On the depressing side, the capital- after effects of urbanization and national education commission, a demand for decades transportation and transfer of ism around the world has widened industrialization; clearly reflect on has also been accepted through in a different avatar. So, technology in various fields. This had the disparities in the society. The the serious repercussions of global- overall an euphoria around draft NEP in the country a cumulative effect on the growth of social reforms have lagged behind ized economy on the society. It is in unfolded this June. service and manufacturing sectors. the economic reforms as most of the this backdrop that sustainable However, as knowledgeable people started reading The mushrooming of industrial beneficiaries of government schemes development goals are being laid out between the lines, a number of inconsistencies, wrong projects pushed urbanization on a have mostly been the urban dwellers. at global level to mitigate the emphasis and invisible restructuring schemes are being large scale. The privatization of public Besides inequalities and exclusion, unfavorable influences of a fast paced unearthed. Education, which is more of a liberating sector units and increasing capitalistic another darker side of the globaliza- development process. force, a means of civilization advancement and transfer tendencies for rapid economic growth tion is violence, displacement of of knowledge from older generation to new one and brought to the fore, new job require- people due to developmental The indicators of socio-economic synthesis of new knowledge, is being confined to ments and different set of skills which projects, upsurge of ethnic groups inequities, imbalances in the 'skilling' algorithms and technology use promotion. The caused retrenchment of unskilled and and marginalization of women, labor ecosystem, western influences on inequalities that education is supposed to end with semi-skilled workforce. and farmers. Urban middle class has culture, rising unemployment, the universal access, standardization and provisioning is not The integration with the global world benefitted from the fast growth of loss making public sector undertak- fully understood by drafters and going by them, infused the new ideas and thoughts to white collar jobs in IT sector but blue ings in the current scenario presents improving conditions for learning is not important, only view life and people adopted more collar jobs in India's manufacturing an adverse case for globalization. outcomes are. That's how it allows all kind of schools liberal and rational approach in their sector has grown only marginally. This demands that economic reforms including home schooling. social connections. This global This caused disparities not only in should be collaborated with transfor- While constitution of a Rashtriya Shiksha Ayog (RSA) connectivity changed their outlook classes but between different sectors mation of social institutions and or National Education Commission, under the towards their priorities, perceptions of economies. Besides these, social infrastructural changes to create chairmanship of Prime Minister on the lines of NITI life have been witnessing a series of conducive environment for qualita- Ayog, gives political legitimacy and easy access to changes causing erosion of tradi- tive development based on sustain- power corridors, but fear is, this centralization will tional family norms, loss of many able foundation. The civil society and handover national education agenda into hands of conventional jobs, heightened job social institutions have to play a vital favorite bureaucrats or members. Again, a lot of good insecurity, multicultural identity and role apart from government interven- hard work in creating subsystems and placing of state shifting of employment patterns. The tion in attaining a balanced state of mechanism over last so many years has been introduction of new technology had socio-economic governance. disregarded, it seems and everything present de novo. marginalized the unskilled and For instance, the country already has a robust ICT in uneducated workers leading to education policy but the section on education technology seems oblivious to this fact. Again, unlike 1986 policy, science and mathematics education doesn't find a place and emphasis. There are several contradictions and inappropriate expressions. On the whole, the draft NEP, does serve an important purpose of a focused discussion and debate and it is in interest of country for the government to extend the date of submission of suggestions and comments and allow corrections. 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Curriculum June 16, 2019 9 Spotlight ECCE, Curriculum& Pedagogy Reimagined under Draft NEP 2019 Shreya Roy strong learning environment at pre-schools. the policy includes restructuring technology research, the depth of home, children born to affluent Since the aim of the ECCA 10+2 framework into a 5+3+3+4 literature, art and culture should The quality of India's families tend to have a consider- program is to serve as an equal- design corresponding to the ages be explored through Indian education system has ably large head start over those izer, greater attention and priority ranges of 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14- languages. been widely criticized born to disadvantaged families. will be accorded to the socio- 18. A recommendation welcomed It appears the proposed changes for its lacklustre approach This creates a vicious cycle economically disadvantaged. by several educators, the new and additions in the curriculum towards skill development and whereby inequality leads to These efforts will be supple- structure will include 5 years of aim to eradicate the common cry enhancement of critical greater inequality and this trend mented by educator training the foundational stage which of all students regarding not being thinking. Therefore, the focus continues for generations to come. programs, greater funding incorporated ECCE, 3 years of the taught anything that they will end has now shifted to ensuring that According to the National allocations and installation of primary stage the focus of which up using in the “real world”. Indian students are imparted Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 learning-friendly environments. will be on laying the general Although this reiteration is a tad with the relevant skills that will conducted by NCERT, 33% of Another long-awaited step that groundwork across subjects as unfair considering even tradi- allow them to be contributing students in Grade 3 cannot read has been suggested is to include well as imparting foundational tional subjects build critical members of the workforce, smaller texts with comprehension free and compulsory pre-primary literacy and numeracy, 3 years of thinking abilities and directly or thereby serving as essential and 44% of students in Grade 3 education for children of the ages the middle stage in the course of indirectly have some real-world cogs in the wheel of develop- cannot use basic math to solve 3-6 under the ambit of the Right to which specific subject teachers application, it is safe to say that ment. India's demographic daily problems. This learning gap Education Act. will be introduced and finally 4 Indian education lacks essential dividend presents a lucrative only widens in higher grades. ECCE aims to tackle the holes in years of the secondary stage courses on life skills, digital opportunity however this latent Thus, improving foundational India's education system at the which will include literacy, vocational exposure, human capital can only prove learning is essential for improved grassroots level. Improving the multidisciplinary study with evidence-based learning, current advantageous if proper academic performance and lower quality of education at the primary greater depth, critical thinking affairs and ethical and moral infrastructure is provided and drop out rates in the future. and pre-primary level is also a and flexibility. reasoning. Students with skill gaps are bridged. According to the policy, quality more cost-effective solution to the The policy exerts great emphasis sufficient resources and time to A step forward in this direction ECCE entails access to health and problem as it is easier to fix on the importance of imparting take extra classes may end up is the new draft of the National nutrition of both the mother and learning gaps during the early Indian and local traditions bridging these gaps of their own Education Policy 2019. The child prior to the age of 3 as well as years. In fact, UNESCO projects a through education as well as the accord however this only widens draft brings with it a promise of cognitive, kinetic and emotional fiscal cost of 10% of the total benefits of teaching in the home the achievement gaps that we a brighter future for Indian stimulation for the kid. From the expenditure on primary education language or mother tongue at least talked about earlier. Extra education with bold reforms ages of 3-6, it includes play-based if the problem persists. Several in the early stages. The document material & information on the and significant restructuring. education to develop comfort other countries such as Vietnam, asserts that the cognitive benefits internet is more often than not The Chair of the Committee around one's peers, self-help skills South Africa and Kenya have been of multilingualism aside children available only in English and responsible for drafting the NEP such as getting ready on one's own prioritizing the improvement of grasp concepts more quickly there is a great lack of quality and former Chairman of ISRO, and moral development or a basic foundational learning through when taught in the language they translations. Hence the draft K Kasturirangan describes his understanding of the difference extensive teacher training. ECCE speak at home. Ironically it was policy, rightly so, attempts to vision for Indian education as between right and wrong. Overall marks an essential shift in focus over the matter of language that integrate these courses in the “encompassing the holistic ECCE focuses less on rigid from one set of all-important the NEP found itself in a bind formal education system thereby development of students with curriculum-based rote learning exams conducted in the last year when it was first released. The equipping schools with the right special emphasis on the and more on the development of of schooling to steady and controversy stemmed from the tools to provide a holistic development of the creative values such as compassion, sustained learning for a longer discontent of southern states education. potential of each individual, in playfulness, curiosity and time. regarding BJP's alleged attempt to A suggestion that will come as a all its richness and complexity.” respectful communication. Efforts under ECCE will also help impose Hindi on non-Hindi sigh of relief to those that dread The implementation of ECCE achieve the policy's second speaking states through the NEP. the all-important Board Exams Early Childhood Care resolves around the system of objective – foundational literacy While the BJP and its allies have a will aim to eliminate their “high and Education Anganwadis. These rural child and numeracy for every student in notorious reputation of attempt- stakes” aspect. As per the care centres have come a long way Grade 5 and beyond. These efforts ing to saffronise Indian education, document: “Students will be The policy starts with an intent in providing nutrition and will be supplemented by an the debate on the NEP was largely expected to take a total of at least to establish a strong founda- healthcare to mothers and their expansion of the mid-day meal ill-informed. Nowhere in its 400+ 24 subject Board Examinations, tional base in the primary years infants however there is a need to programme, provision of pages does the NEP refer to Hindi or on average three a semester and through what it terms as “Early include a robust educational workbooks on language and as India's “national language”. In these examinations would be in Childhood Care and Education” dimension in these centres. On the mathematics, increasing focus on fact, it provided a repetition of the lieu of in-school final examina- or ECCE. This draws on the other hand, most private pre- foundational literacy and three-language formula that had tions so as not to be an additional well-established and scientifi- primary schools lack what numeracy in schools, ensuring already been in place while also burden on students or teachers.” cally proven assertion that Anganwadis make up for in terms proper teacher development, promoting instruction in the home Some of these include compul- children who start out behind of healthcare. The policy thus regular adaptive assessment, or regional language at the sory examinations subjects such tend to stay behind. Due to calls for the expansion of the encouraging large scale commu- primary stages. However, as mathematics, science, Indian greater access to resources, Anganwadi system to include a nity and volunteer involvement following the protests a revised history, economics, ethics and opportunities, nutrition and a strong educational component. As etc. draft of the National Education philosophy etc. while a total of 15 per the committee's guidelines, a Moreover there are plans to Policy was released which or more subjects will be chosen by four-pronged approach will be develop a national repository of dropped Hindi as a requirement the student himself and will be followed to deliver the newly language and mathematics and encouraged Hindi speaking tested locally by the school. There formed Curricular and resources which will be used in the states to offer and teach other will be minimal segregation of Pedagogical Framework for Early National Tutors Programme, a modern Indian languages to science and arts streams with Childhood Education which peer to peer learning initiative as promote national integration. greater flexibility in choosing includes growth targets and well as the Remedial Instructional In addition to the obvious different combinations of guidelines for both parents and Aides Programme, an initiative to cognitive benefits of subjects. Moreover, it aims to children. help students who have fallen multilingualism, these efforts aim change the “one size fits all” Depending on the needs of the behind catch up with the assis- to bridge the gap between the elite approach to education by locality as well as the infrastruc- tance of instructional aides. These and the disadvantaged by slowly supporting children who have ture available one of the following efforts along with the extension of but surely chipping away at the singular talents. four approaches will be adopted – the RTE Act to cover secondary notion of English as a pre- Expanding Anganwadis to include education will help decrease requisite for high paying jobs or (Author is student of Economics a strong educational component, India's problematic dropout rate. even to be considered educated. at SRCC, Delhi University) developing Anganwadis in the Although English will be taught vicinity of primary schools, co- A Structural Change in for functionality as evidently locating pre-schools with primary English has become an interna- schools or building stand-alone Curriculum and Pedagogy tional common language in certain realms such as science and Another major task taken up by

10 Curriculum June 16, 2019 Interview Kuldeep Surolia , Author-academician & Founder -Director Sorsfort International School, Bengaluru ‘Strong and proactive governance must to overcome implementation challenge of big ticket initiatives under draft NEP, budget will be a test’ The Indian education sector serves more than 315 million students, almost equiva- lent to the population of USA. Education holds the key to skilling, employability, research and shaping professional human capital, which in turn contributes to national economic and social development and therefore is the key driver of jobs and economic development. With Modi Government 2.0 beginning its innings, Curriculum magazine in a conversation with Bengaluru-based India's leading academician and author Kuldeep Surolia tried to gauge expectation of academic community on the expected New Education Policy and upcoming union budget. As you must be well aware that them, which the government is picture. But quantitatively reach could be increased. students form worldwide are the two the draft of New Education anyways doing is by expanding speaking, In the interim budget Teachers needs to be incentivized mantras here. We can earn a good Policy (NEP) has been made the scope of Right to education (2019), 93,847 crores has been for such trainings. It will help us income like London, Boston etc if public, what are your first from current 6 years to 14 years allocated for education. If we deliver a very positive and we can attract international students reactions as a thinking to 3 years to 18 years. This will assume approximately 31.5 crore powerfulASER report of 2022! to come and study with us for higher educationist and a champion of bring more children under the students in India, this will be Second is investment in Research. education. This will also help us child-friendly quality educa- scope of education. India has a approx. Rs 252 per month per Research is both the output of, and build great students from India also. tion? mantra of inclusive education student! Our education budget is input for, high-quality human Almost after 33 years, the NEP and if we have to make schools approximately 3.5 % of our GDP. capital. When the latest research is SOME AIR POLLUTION has been released. It's a great step of tomorrow, today, we will have The world average is 4.8%. I robust and rooted in the search for FACTS in the right direction. One good to take all students with us. guess lot need to be done here. answers to pressing real-world part of draft NEP is that it Another way is through the Even NITI aayog has recom- problems, it enriches the curricula 92 percent of people worldwide do recognizes “Learning Deficit” model of public private mended a spend of 6% of GDP on that generations of learners use for not breathe clean air. apart from “Revenue deficit” partnership in education. The education. skill-building. Air pollution costs the global which currently India faces. To RTE apart from formation of In light of this draft, which of Third, use technology to reach last economy $5 trillion every year in cover that up it has set an policy will have its implementa- course has spelt a tall order, do mile education. For example if welfare costs objective of defining learning tion challenges. I guess that you expect any major government can create digital Ground-level ozone pollution is outcomes with major changes in could be addresses through announcement in the coming video library of textbooks, the expected to reduce staple crop yields examination, curriculum and strong and proactive gover- budget to be presented by the same could be used by a sarpanch by 26 percent by 2030. pedagogy. Another good nance. new government on July 5? in village to teach students. Later India has formulated and launched initiative is common entrance for How is our education budget What are your expectations? at an authorized exam center we the National Clean Air Programme all colleges to be conducted comparable to other coun- There are many. But first and can conduct OMR based exams (NCAP). This is a long term and round the year by National tries? foremost is “Teacher Training”. and issue certificates even for time bound national level strategy to Testing agency. This will reduce We need to remember, India Considering the advancement in primary, upper primary, second- tackle the increasing pollution the burden of board exams, its differs from other nations in the education, it is very important ary and higher secondary courses. problem across the country. percentage and principles of world in myriad ways. The size that our teachers need to be This will further help us in normalization. of the school education system in “students” on daily basis. For that increasing Gross Enrollment Great teachers worldwide, like India is larger than most nations our government has already Ratio (GER) which is currently you, have delivered more in less across the world. Our large undertaken programs like only 25%. Just to share with you budget. In the next budget how quantity requirement is in Leadership for Academician the GER of china is 45% and that do you see that the government constant trade-off with quality Program (LEAP) and Annual of US is 86%. will be able to create more delivery of educational services. refresher program in Teaching Last, but not the least, internation- impact in less budget? So comparing qualitative way (ARPIT). But now these program alization of higher education. There are many ways. One of might not give us the right needs investment so that their Collaboration and attracting A career in preparing tasty pastries Ved Kiran, co-founder Whitecaps International school of Pastry The availability of a than an Engineer in the cake business in forward nations. The very unhealthy proposition for the consumers. In India, the bakers generally quality cake is very rare phenomenal rise in the demand of the bakers in global arena has given an use palm oil for the preparation of cakes and pastries which is considered in India. The flavor after opportunity where there is a surge in the pastry schools in India. But the very unhealthy. Appropriate usage of Buttercream (hand beaten) should be eating a good pastry is not the demand and supply balance is still not satisfactorily placed. The demand considered for the preparation of cakes and pastries. same which you get from a is very high. It is a billion dollar business in the US, UK, Italy, and Brazil. Pastry schools in India are increasing at very slow speed providing an nearby bakery. When you have According to the American Bakers Association, it makes 2.1% of the alternate level of education to the students. Today we can count on our a pastry, it should melt in your gross domestic product. The market is highly fragmented which fingers as to how many such training schools are there. Cake engineering a mouth giving a refreshing comprises of a 3000 independent bakeries and 6000 retail bakeries. six month course is one of the most popular courses amongst the aspiring feeling. Therefore, people Similar is the case in all the other leading countries. France has always cake bakers. The course covers all the essential learning a baker has to learn nowadays don't mind going an had a demand for the bakers as they believe in doing things differently and gets an opportunity to work in international space or even set up his/her extra mile to spend for a better from the rest of the world. The French capital “Paris” is home to the own business. People from various fields, be it an engineer a doctor or an quality product. masters of the pastry universe, dating back to Marie-Antoine Carême, MBA take up these courses. Few venture out to work with established star The cake making industry has who in the early 1800s popularized such elaborate confections as the chain hotels .The market is at a rise where the students choose alternate type grown predominantly in millefeuille, the croquembouche (a caramel-enrobed tower of cream of education where they also learn to develop the skill set. Getting the European and USA markets. puffs), and strawberries Romanov, a parfait-like concoction of marinated opportunity to work in these areas gives them an alternate scope to work on There is a huge demand for all berries and whipped cream. It's one reason he became the world's first their skills and do something different which they are passionate about. kind of cake makers abroad. celebrity chef. Globally, the North American and European economies The curriculum is guided by the market needs and intense training is The pastry chef who masters the have been the key revenue generators in the global cake market, followed provided by established Chefs who have long years of experience in the art of cake making is no less by Asia-Pacific. business of cake & pastry making. Sugar art is gaining momentum and there In India the bakery industry is at a nasal stage, the industry is growing at a is a tremendous zeal amongst students to learn this. snail's pace. There are many local bakeries and they do not match There are short duration courses for housewives and home bakers from two international standards. There are no national brands but far too many weeks to two months. With world turning vegan there is a large demand of local brands that cater to their own markets. There are few national chains eggless baking. The chocolate making course is slowly gaining momentum who do not match international standards. The quality of the Pastries and and this is another area which attracts women both working as well as cakes which is coming in the market makes all the difference. There is a housewives. plenty of adulterated food which comes to the market, which makes a

Curriculum June 16, 2019 11 Perspective AS ONE LEADS, OTHERS FOLLOW: Importance of Knowledge Upgradation in Teachers By Dr. Amrita Vohra, Principal, GIIS Chinchwad Education is a constantly- shaping new generations to · It adds value to the Social. initiative in the pedagogy as well as evolving field, and in order to come, it is important that teaching-and-learning Teachers can improve their developtheir interest in it. ensure its continued growth, it is teachers walk the path of process by making it more professional expertise by As stated in the Kothari Commission, a imperative that teachers also betterment with the help of these effective and efficient. expanding their repertoire, which teacher is entrusted with job of evolve alongside it. With each advancements. The advent of technology has can be achieved by attending 'shaping the future of the country'. passing day, new discoveries are It has become a prerequisite in opened several doors to knowledge conferences, workshops, Thus, social improvement comes from made; new information about the today's time for educators to whichwere previously difficult to webinars, seminars, and sympo- the educators understanding the role world is provided to us, and it is constantly refresh their breach. With the younger genera- siums focussed on enlightening that they play in cultivating the minds the role of the teachers to knowledge. With the previously tion becoming more and more them about the latest develop- of the new generation, and basing their introduce their students to all of mentioned advancements in adept at using this technology, ments in the field of education. development around improving the these new facets. Thus, the technology, the world has, in teachers are today, in danger of Writing articles orbooks, future. teaching community must make essence, become a bigger place, being overtaken by their students. publishing research papers, and sure that it keeps abreast of all and it is the role of teachers to Granted, it is always a cause for material production,can also be of Thus, it is important for an new developments, and pursues introduce it to them. Thus, the celebration whenstudents do immense help in this regard. educational institute to keep the path towards continuous education, as well as the training better, but a repeated occurrence of Professional improvement comes track records of their teachers' learning and growth. of teachers, is becoming more the same also leads to a marked with educators aiding students to personal growth, besides their routine No longer can teachers depend on and more important. When these decrease in the respect they hold being more attached to their teaching duties, as this can be used as a age-old methods and tactics to instructors walk the path towards for their educators. To avoid such curriculum. This form of better- barometer to assess their development. educate new minds. Developing continuous education, it yields pitfalls, teachers need to become ment comes with teachers adapting Betterment of the educators takes and implementing modified the following advantages: familiar with using technology in to new changes, as well as reaching constant time and effort, and it is, in approaches to the teaching-and- the classroom. out to understand the mind setsand part, the job of the institutes to ensure learning process has become It improves the quality According to AjitThosar, teacher thought processes of their learners. it. But this is a highly time-consuming anurgentnecessity in today's of education and learning and member of ELTAI (English According to Mike Fisher, process, and often, teachers find it world. Technological advance- Language Teachers Association of member of ASCD (Association for difficult to pursue it, due to restraints ments in the last few decades ·being offered in institutes. India) and IATFEL (International Supervision and Curriculum put upon them in the form of inade- have changed a lot of things in the It supports and Association of Teachers of English Development) and the Curriculum quate salaries.For this reason, domain – theway the world works promotes knowledge as a Foreign Language), improve- 21 Faculty, students should be institutes have to compensate them being primary among them, and ment of educators can be broadly encouraged to provide their accordingly,which has today, begun as the people responsible for ·sharing in the classroom. classified into three categories; opinions and additions for the taking placegradually, owing to the It helps students Personal (self-centred), curriculum being formed. This revised fee structures that have been achieve greater results. Professional (student-centred), and will help them take greater put into place. · It gives teachers more confidence, which, in turn, ·helps them perform better. The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today by David Brynn Hibbert We measure stuff all Metrology Day – sees the complete revision of those standards come into Australia had a hand in fashioning the roundest macroscopic object on the the time – how long, play. Earth, a silicon sphere used to measure theAvogadro constant, the number of how heavy, how hot, You won't notice anything – you will not be heavier or lighter than entities in a fixed amount of substance. This now defines the SI unit, mole, and so on – because we need to yesterday – because the transition has been made to be seamless.Just the used largely in chemistry. for things such as trade, health definitions of the seven base units of the SI (Système International and knowledge. But making d'Unités, or the International System of Units) are now completely From standard to artefact sure our measurements different from yesterday. compare apples with apples has What of the Big K – the standard kilogram? Today it becomes an object of been a challenge: how to know How we used to measure great historical significance that can be weighed and its mass will have if my kilogram weight or metre measurement uncertainty. length is the same as Humans have always been able to count, but as we evolved we quickly From today the kilogram is defined using the Planck constant, something yours.Attempts have been made moved to measuring lengths, weights and time. The Egyptian Pharaohs that doesn't change from quantum physics. to define the units of caused pyramids to be built based on the length of the royal forearm, The challenge now though is to explain these new definitions to people – measurement over the years. known as the Royal Cubit. This was kept and promulgated by engineer especially non-scientists – so they understand. Comparing a kilogram to a But today – International priests who maintained the standard under pain of death. But the cubit metal block is easy. wasn't a fixed unit over time – it was about half a metre, plus or minus a Technically a kilogram (kg) is now defined: few tens of centimetres by today's measure. […] by taking the fixed numerical value of the Planck constant h to be 6.626 The first suggestion of a universal set of decimal measures was made by 070 15 × 10–34 when expressed in the unit J s, which is equal to kg m2 s–1, John Wilkins, in 1668, then Secretary of the Royal Society in London. where the metre and the second are defined in terms of c and ΔνCs. The impetus for doing something practical came with the French Try explaining that to someone! Revolution. It was the French who defined the first standards of length and mass, with two platinum standards representing the metre and the kilogram on June 22, 1799, in theArchives de la République in Paris. The new SI definitions The main problems with the previous definitions were, in the case of the kilogram, they were not stable and, for the unit of electric current, the ampere could not be realised.And from weighings against official copies, we think the Big K was slowly losing mass. All the units are now defined in a common way using what the BIPM calls the “explicit constant” formulation. The idea is that we take a universal constant – for example, the speed of light in a vacuum – and fix its numerical value at our best- measured value, without uncertainty. Reality is fixed, the number is fixed, and so the units are now defined. We therefore needed to find seven constants and make sure all measurements are consistent, within measurement uncertainty, and then start the countdown to today.

12 Curriculum May June, 2019 Current Debate Inflationary marks issue comes up after boards results HOW IT AFFECTS?-View from Principals Dr Jyoti Gupta What's your comment on the continuing trend of these days make you wonder. Neither the students have become smarter nor DPS Ghaziabad inflationary marks and ultra-high scoresbeing declared have the teaching methods improved. The boards have adopted leniency and in the board exams? begun designing easier question papers. Students have learnt to crack the Alka Singh code of examination, not necessarily they have grasped the concepts. There Blue Bells Modern JG: Surely the trend of ultra-high scores being declared in the board is no rational behind giving close to full marks in languages and subjects like School, Gurugram exams is a matter of concern. These scores are reaching the Social Science. It is unethical to overlook spelling mistakes and unprecedented limit thereby giving the unrealistic perception that all grammatical errors in language papers. High scores impinge on the students in India are near to perfection and that there is no scope for credibility of the marking system. The pattern of the question papers calls further improvement. This kind of phenomena will restrict the further for reflection. development and enhancement of knowledge gain and may set in complacency. The issue is that the curriculum and the examination have Is this a good trend for Indian school education? not been upgraded commensurate to the overall cognitive development of the society and students at large. But there is hope, as a lot of work is JG: This unfortunately can not be classified as a good trend. Ultra high being done to ensure that radical changes are incorporated in the system scores with large number of students exceeding 98% plus leave very little wherein the questions framed in exam are not solely oriented towards the scope for differentiation between the good and not so good.A prudent subject matter and reproducing the bookish matter but on checking the education system is able to create a wide spectrum of scores where there is understanding and knowledge acquired. The marking system is also substantial difference between the ace performers and mediocre ones, which being keenly revamped to include not only the correctness of answer but can eventually lead to a robust and comprehensive improvement also give weightage to the methodology and quality of answer. programme for the latter. Grade/Marks system of evaluation has forced the students into a blind, mad race for marks, diminishing their inquisitiveness AS: Smiles are there, students are happy with high scores but it is a short to probe, enquire and explore beyond their syllabus and their ability to term goal. In the long term deep understanding of concepts, value-based observe activities around. It is found that when they pass out of schools, the learning, originality of thought, creativity and reasoning capacity of concept of experimentation and research orientation is hardly built in them students is missing and rote learning is encouraged. and their logical and reasoning thinking is seldom as accurate and focused as It is a worrying trend which encourages students to produce model it should be at that stage. They become blind to the bigger picture in life answers rather than creative answers. Inflationary marks do not indicate plummeting their scope of growth as individuals to a diminutive automated increased learning. In fact, high marks may be reflective of poor approach. The whole purpose of extracting joy out of practical learning and understanding of the students too. using the knowledge to the good of the community is completely defeated. To ensure that the students meet the steep rise in college cut-offs schools This is the reason why individuals with even graduate degrees still need focus mainly on scores. The real meaning of education is completely rigorous skill imparting training sessions at the onset of their professional missed in the process. The schools miss out on ensuring an environment careers which is often a career of chance but not choice. for meaningful learning. CBSE is encouraging schools to take up Schools are vital institutions, the purpose of which is to mould children into experiential learning but the present evaluation system is not ready for confident, smart individuals who can face the world equipped with the the same. necessary 21st century skill sets and tools to succeed in life and beyond. The problem lies in faulty question papers, model answers and Contemporary India needs an education system which prioritizes evaluation. The fact is that students are producing ready-made answers. applicability, experience and ethics through the indoctrination of relevant As a result, academically less brilliant students are under pressure content, curriculum design and assessment because of ultra- high scores. High scores imply that the answers cannot be improved upon. AS: It is a matter of great concern for our education system. The education The solution to the problem can be there if all boards sit together and system should focus on all-round development of children and marks should come up with a uniform system of examination and evaluation. be just one of the aspects. They should build standards which are difficult to Colleges should conduct entrance examinations so that the admission is achieve, but authentic and definitely possible. Generous marks and based on merit and not on the basis of the marks scored in the boards liberalized evaluation is counter- productive. The liberalisation of marks may result in: Do you believe that CBSE/CICSE boards have liberalised n Students approaching exams without due seriousness and adequate their marking and evaluation systems? Or have students become much smarter? preparation. n Students develop a false sense of elation and slide towards mediocrity. JG: More than liberalization of CBSE/CICSEmarking the n Develop attitude' I am the best'. A student may encounter frustration students'awareness, intelligence and hard-work haveincreased multifold. It is well known, without referring to the theory of evolution, that the when he is not able to live up to expectations while facing challenges of subsequent generation is always better and superior compared to the life. previous generation. Our young students confidently exhibit their innate n Complacency in teaching methods creative ingenuity, and see and explore things that others often ignore, n More stress on rote learning and model answers rather than on this surely gives them an edge. As much as we agree and accept that fact innovativeness and creativity. that educational boards have liberalised their marking and evaluation n A student develops a notion that he is already a success. However, systemsit would be unfair to not give the avid learners their due credit. success in life doesn't have much to do with marks in school life. n Lower standard of learning because objective style format does not AS: CBSE/ICSE boards have definitely liberalized their marking and translate to a higher standard of learning. evaluation system to be more popular among parents. 'High Scoring' n Student's knowledge of the chosen subject would be shallow if the boards are received favorably by parents. The marks scored by students pattern of the paper is objective type. Comment on The Role and Training of Teachers in Draft NEP Shreya Roy recruit teachers and spans to a compulsorily involve interviews as burden due to compulsory levels will take place within the lack of incentive to take up the well as in-class demos. A strict participation in non-teaching university / higher education system as The question of how these occupation. As teachers form the ratio will be maintained along with activities such as electioneering, a stage-specific, 4-year integrated reforms will pan out will backbone of the education sufficient diversity amongst the cooking midday meals etc. as well Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) remain a moot point if system and are largely teaching staff. Overstaffing as well as the implementation of a robust programme that combines high- the country is unable to develop responsible for the successful as understaffing will be avoided at merit-based appraisal and quality content, pedagogy, and the appropriate infrastructure to implementation of any all costs by preparing a promotion system. practical training.” Over and above support such changes. An educational reform, the NEP comprehensive teacher Teachers' education is being taken that the option of a 2-year B.Ed. essential element of this seeks to ensure that students are requirement plan and funding will as seriously as that of students. programme will also be provided for infrastructure includes taught by trained, suitably be allocated accordingly. Providing flexibility, quality lateral entry into the profession. A professionally trained and equipped and passionate Additionally, teachers will witness course material and online crackdown on substandard and corrupt skilled educators that will be teachers. an increase in incentives to teach in resources for training is just as teacher training institutes with poorly able to make the ground reality Teachers will be recruited rural areas, a slow down of the important for teachers as it is for performing programmes has been of these reforms a success. The through a highly rigorous and current pattern of frequent teacher students. The document quotes planned in order to weed out quality of India's teachers and transparent process which will transfers, less administrative that “Teacher education for all unqualified teachers to a great extent. their training is far from ideal. The problems start with how we

Curriculum June 16, 2019 13 Campus News Fr. P. Christie, S.J. is the New Director of XLRI WUD partners Oxford Brookes University, XLRI - Xavier School of Prior to joining XLRI, Fr. Speaking on his appointment, Fr. P. UK unique UG course Management, on June 13 Christie has been serving as the Christie, S.J., Director, XLRI said, announced a change in Director of Loyola Institute of “It is indeed a privilege to be a part World University of Design (WUD) India's first and only university leadership. After completion of BusinessAdministration (LIBA), of XLRI and it is a huge dedicated to education in the creative domain, has partnered with School of his second term, Fr. E. Abraham Chennai for 11 years. His responsibility to help shepherd Architecture of Oxford Brookes University, UK to offer a unique BA(Hons) S.J.(the longest serving association with LIBA goes back XLRI at this exciting juncture. course in Built Environment and Habitat Studies. Director of XLRI for 16 years.) to 1999, where he started as XLRI's mission-led growth over Graduates of the BA(H) program will be able to gain direct entry to the handed over the reins to Fr. P. Assistant Professor of Decision seven decades has been guided by Masters program in Applied Design in Architecture (MArchD) at Oxford Christie, S.J., as the new Sciences and later became the four important hallmarks of Jesuit Brookes. This two year professional master's course allows one to add an area Director of the country's Dean before taking up the education - 'Excellence', 'Integrity of specialisation to one's degree. The course is accredited by the Royal leading management institute. responsibility of the Director. Fr. and Ethics', 'Holistic Growth of an Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board Christie holds a MBA and Ph.D. Individual' and 'Social (ARB) with part II exemption. Also, the school is affiliated with ACSA in Business Administration from Consciousness'. Excellence and (USA). The postgraduates will be able to practice in UK and work with St. Louis University, St. Louis, Ethics are important elements of Indian architectural firms after acquiring the qualification. The entry to USA with Major in Decision XLRI's DNA and is passed on to BA(H) program is by open selection and does not require a NATA score/ Sciences. He also holds a every student of the institution. One eligibility conditions for admission. Admission details are available online at master's degree in statistics from of the goals of XLRI is to nurture http://worlduniversityofdesign.ac.in. Forms can be submitted online as well Madras Christian College, responsible leaders who are as offline for the Entrance Exams scheduled for late June 2019 Chennai. With his vast conscious and sensitive towards the According to recent study by UN, by 2050, 68% of the world's population is experience in evaluations and needs of lesser privileged sections expected to live in urban areas. The very shape of cities is changing with strategic planning he has of the society and work for newer challenges due to growing population, demand for infrastructure that undertaken several consulting inclusive and sustainable growth of is in sync with sustainable development. This has led to a growing demand assignments and strategic India and we will continue to place for professionals specializing in Built Environment and Urban Infrastructure planning of programs and a strong emphasis on our ethos.” Management & Services besides plain architecture. organizations in India and abroad. Centre Of Excellence For Ai In Missile Tech at 2 Indian varsities For attention of institutions IIT Hyderabad tie up with Purdue Notices Beyond 200 words will be considered IIIT-Hyderabad and Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) have announced the classified advertisements and therefore published establishment of a Center of Excellence (COE) for AI in Missile Tech. The US-based Purdue University only against payments. COE was formally launched by the Director of IIIT Hyderabad, Prof PJ has announced a partnership Narayanan and CMD of BDL, Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd). with two Indian universities in A dismounted rate of Rs 20 per centimetre column The COE will take up projects relating to AI activities in missiles, the state of Andhra Pradesh -- manufacturing, inspection and allied areas. It will function as an AI Andhra University and Sri will apply. Laboratory for BDL, building an understanding of BDL's products and Venkateswara University -- to business, within IIIT-H research groups. The COE will undertake upto five collaborate on capacity- .20 Aussie universities organize on the projects in a year as per mutually agreed scope, including both software and building activities focusing on spot admission camp in Hyderabad hardware. entrepreneurship and According to Prof. P. J. Narayanan, Director of IIIT-Hyderabad, “As a pharmaceutical sciences. The Twenty Australian Universities, some of them are top 30 in their research university, we are always happy to see this kind of interest in our partnership is part of the country organised Counseling to local students and granted spot deep-tech research. The top-ranked AI research group at our Kohli Centre for government of India's Rashtriya admissions in Hyderabad on May 21. The response to the Admissions Intelligent Systems is very well positioned to enable the use of AI in BDL Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan Day was overwhelming and more than 500 students visited along with products. It's also a matter of pride for us to be a part of products of national (RUSA) program, intended to their parents to gain firsthand knowledge of these foreign universities. importance.” improve the quality of Indian These Universities include: These Universities include: University of state public institutions, Wollongong; Latrobe University; University of Tasmania; University Amrita University to contribute knowledge recognizing that the of Southern Queensland - Sydney; Victoria University - Sydney / development of the country's APIC / EGI / ECA Graduate Institute; ATMC; Southern Cross to transform rural areas entrepreneurial talent is University - Melbourne and Sydney; Edith Cowan University; James critically important to job Cook University - Townsville; The Hotel School Sydney and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and National Institute of Rural Development creation and overall economic Melbourne; Navitas Group; Southern Cross University - Gold Coast; and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) have signed an MoU for collaborating on prosperity. Melbourne Institute of Technology and Charles Sturt University sharing knowledge, transfer of technologies and training in the areas of e- The 12-month projects will With over 300,000 Indian students studying overseas, India is the Learning, skill development, rural technologies, sanitation, energy focus on three main pillars: second largest source of international students to Australia after China. conservation and outreach programs atAmritapuri campus. entrepreneurial ecosystem According to some of these Australian Universities' Indian representa- Dr. W. R. Reddy (IAS), Director General, NIRD&PR said, “NIRD&PR's development, research tives, nearly 70,000 Indians go to Australia for their higher studies reach in rural areas, when combined with compassionate research and rural collaboration, and core facility every year. Off this, majority, nearly 12 to 15 thousand students are technologies ofAmrita University can bring major transformation in the rural training. The project is from both Telugu States. Punjab and Chandigarh come second. This landscape of India.” scheduled to kick off in June number is growing by 15 to 20 per cent informed Ms. Iravati, Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said, with an initial visit of reprehensive of Navitas Group, a leading global education provider, “Amrita's unique Live-in-Labs program requires students to go to rural areas, administrative and technical which owns a group of 15 institutions inAustralia. understand their challenges and build research-based solutions.” Live-in- leaders from both Indian Labs is a credit-based academic program that provides multidisciplinary universities to Purdue's campus, Australian Labour Party Commits Almost $6 Million to experiential learning that breaks classroom and lab barriers by applying followed by a Firestarter Improve University Access for Disadvantaged learned theory in real-world settings. Live-in-Labs has implemented more intensive facilitator training in Students than 150 projects in 21 states across India that and have helped improve the fall. standards of living for more than 60,000 villagers. A premier outreach program at UNSW Sydney that gives school Subrat Mohanty is the students from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to attend Pearl Academy ties up with Global university will receive $5.9m in funding over four years under a new Group President Labour government inAustralia. University Systems (GUS) The ASPIRE Program, which began as a pilot program in 2007, MEMG introduces students from low socio-economic backgrounds to Pearl Academy, India's leading institute of design, fashion, business and university life from kindergarten to high school through multiple media has collaborated with Global University Systems (GUS), an Manipal Education & Medical school workshops and visits to campus. The program currently international network of higher education institutions. With this new Group (MEMG) has announced engages with about 12,000 students each year through 54 partner collaboration, students of Pearl Academy will now get access to an increased the appointment of Subrat schools in rural, regional and metropolitan areas of New South Wales. set of international opportunities and global exposure ranging across Mohanty as its Group President. The ASPIRE program has already seen a 155 per cent increase in offers exchange programs, professional development courses, knowledge sharing In his current role, he shall focus to university for students from disadvantaged schools since its 2010 forums, collaborative research projects, access to prominent seminars and on building synergies for launch. From 2015 to 2018, university offers to students from ASPIRE conferences etc. as a part of their holistic educational development. expansion of the existing schools increased by 77 per cent, compared with only 34 per cent in With its presence in Europe, UK, Canada and South Asia, GUS is known to businesses especially those at non-ASPIRE schools. provide high standards of student experience and training across various Manipal Global Education fields. This association will entail sharing of global best practices in areas Services (MaGE), Manipal such as curriculum design, academic governance, student & faculty training ProLearn, MeriTrac, Manipal programs and other related activities, development of campus infrastructure Global Academy of BFSI, as and use of technology to facilitate knowledge exchange between students well as, develop new engines of across countries. Both Pearl Academy and GUS will jointly develop growth, both in the national and activities and curriculums to enhance their academic and research international markets. capabilities for mutual benefit.

14 Curriculum June 16, 2019 Campus Buzz IIM Sirmaur organizes its first HR should never forget the great sacrifices your family and faculty have Prof Raj Kumar speaks at GULC made to give you the best possible education. It is now your Conclave on 'Leading Disruption in responsibility to do your best possible to give back to society and make forum on “Universities for the them all proud,” he said. the HR world' His address was followed by another inspirational speech from Atul Common Good” Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur successfully organized its At the Global University Leaders first HR conclave with the theme “Leading Disruptions in HR World” at the India International Centre, New Delhi on 26th May. Sobti, who guided students on how to become a true leader and at the Council meeting held in Hamburg, The daylong event was structured around keynote speeches and same time a visionary. Germany on June 7, P. Jindal Global panel discussions. The theme revolved around HR trends, skills and “I want each one of you to not just be charismatic leaders in what you do University's Founding Vice futuristic talent requirements that shall be essential to be at leading but also to be visionaries. Have a dream, a goal in life which will help Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj edge of innovation, and varied formats of disruption including make the society a better place to live in. And work for it, work hard, as Kumar was a panelist in a session titled, digital and technological disruptions. there is no substitute for hard work. The basic difference between a leader “Universities for the Common Good.” The conclave was inaugurated by Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, and a visionary is that the vision continues to endure even when the The session focused on the concept of IIM Sirmaur, in the presence of top HR leaders representing the visionary is not in charge, and the goal is fulfilled by the team, the the public or common good, which was corporate world, Public Sector Undertakings, start-ups as well as the organization, as each one will be believing in it,” Sobti said. a widely accepted, evident compass for academia. Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur in her Dr Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, Jaipur, thanked the university – society relations. address stressed that in data-driven world, Human Resource dignitaries for their key notes and congratulated the students for their However, it was recognized that the Management practices must align with analytics to stay ahead future endeavours. He also highlighted how his institution in last 35 fuller implications of the idea of successfully and lead the challenges and the disruptions posed. Dr. years contributed in policy and program management research in the common good has been somewhat Rohmetra further laid the roadmap for greater coordination and health and hospital sectors throughout India and South EastAsia. undermined in today's context. partnership between industry and academia and emphasized about The only speaker from India said, the relevance of 'Acceptance' through appropriate action and decisions for efficient HR Management. “Disruptions in various “Universities need to reimagine their forms are here to stay, however, to devise the competency and strategy to wade through these smoothly is governed by HR Art Higher Education mainstreaming is institutional identity on the basis of a efficiency” she said. still a challenge shared understanding of the common S Roy Choudhury, Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), good. It is necessary that universities Vodafone Idea, was the Keynote Speaker of the occasion, who talked about emerging technological trends in Human Resource In order to discuss the issues and challenges faced by Art Education in the a s s e r t t h e i r a u t o n o m y a n d sector around the world. Mr. Abhra Banerjee, Vice President & SBU face of an evolving eco-system that is majorly influenced by technology, independence not just on the basis of Head, Havells India, spoke on the topic “Entrepreneurial Leadership Culture at Havells India.” Dr. Jimmy Kansal, Deputy society and demographics, World University of Design on June 7, curriculum and pedagogy, but also on Director & Head (HR), DRDO Chandigarh, enlightened the organized an intensive brainstorming seminar in collaboration with the basis of a larger sense of audience about competency interventions for scientific organizations. Mr. Pankaj Dubey, CEO & MD, Eicher Polaris, gave think-tank of eminent artists, art educators, curators and industry leaders responsibility towards fulfilling the an inspiring talk on the topic “Road to Human Excellence” followed in an effort to rethink the existing education framework and move common good. This recognition of the by a speech from Mr. Prakash Bisht, Zonal Head HR (North), ICICI Bank on the topic “Designing HR processes for disruptive changes” towards a futuristic & contemporary understanding of the art education. common good becomes the raison which were highly appreciated by the audience. The seminar elaborated on the emerging education landscape especially d'etre of universities around the world.” The event also hosted a panel discussion on the theme “How to in India in the coming years and how institutions are responding to these The forum was organized to initiate a manage disruptions and make workforce adaptive?” moderated by Dr. Sanjay Singh, faculty: OB & HRM, IIM Sirmaur. The panellist changes and challenges. Among those who participated included dialogue among global university in the discussion were Ms. Nivedita Dubey, GM, HR, Airport Adwaita Charan Gadanayak (Dir Gen, NGMA), J Manu Parekh, Senior leaders on key current challenges that Authority of India, Mr. Abhisek Nag, Country HR Head, SDG Corporation, Mr. Ayush Gupta, Chief General Manager (HRD), Artist, Suresh Goel (Dir General, EEMA and ex-DG, ICCR) and Sushma national higher education systems GAIL, Mr. Satyakki Bhattacharjee, Founder Growthsqapes, Former Bahl (former HeadArt & Culture at British Council). around the world are confronted with, VP and CXO HR, ABP News, and Prof. Nidhi Bisht, Professor Dr Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design in his particularly with regard to evolution of (HR), MDI Gurgaon. The panel deliberated upon the issues around opening remarks said, “The world of Art is undergoing a rapid the relationship between universities importance of artificial intelligence, productivity, workplace and transformation. Even as contemporary art continues its movement in the and the society at large. the like. conceptual and experiential direction; object-based, archival art The Council brought together 45 The event concluded with a valedictory address by Mr. Daljit Singh, continues to hold its ground. These are crucial times for art education too. presidents, vice chancellors and rectors President, Fortis Healthcare, who shared the leadership lessons for leading a successful and fulfilling life based on his deep reflections The last document on art education in schools was made by CBSE a of leading global universities and was drawn from his career spanning multiple decades and long decade back and there has never been any study in the higher education co-organised by the German Rectors' experiences in articulating and implementing excellent human resource practices in the organizations he was associated with. Mr. domain. Almost all our visual art degree institutions continue to be Conference, the Körber Foundation, Partha Das Gupta, Chief Mentor Reliance Industries Ltd., and Advisor IIM Sirmaur delivered the vote of thanks and congratulated modernist in their structures. Though some have opened up to material and the Universität Hamburg during 5- the students of HR Club and IIM Sirmaur for their wonderful efforts to develop deep connections between academia and industry by and conceptual explorations, they are not in a position to provide the 7 June 2019. It is notable that O.P. mutual exchange of such knowledge and practices. pedagogical, structural and material infrastructure. Besides education Jindal Global University was the only IIHMR's 5th convocation fields like curatorial practices, and art management have emerged as key Indian higher education institution that Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) areas of cultural practice and can no longer be seen as auxiliary to the was represented in this Council. The bestowed degrees upon students of its various degree courses visual art industry (which has traditionally kept art making as its center).” first Council was hosted in June 2015, including MBA Hospital and Health Management, MBA Sharing his experiences about the seminar Senior Artist, Manu Parekh, followed by the second one in June Pharmaceutical Management, MBA Rural Management and Master said “The relation for an artist to his immediate social and cultural 2017 and the third one in June 2019, of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA & IIHMR environment is key to quality of art and depth of practice. Even after which gathered university leaders from University, INDIA (Cooperative Program) recently at the 5th many years of independence we still have not evolved our own approach the leading research universities of the convocation ceremony at its Jaipur campus. to art education. Our colleges still rely heavily on studio-based practice world from 30 countries. Atul Sobti Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Heavy and have no space where the student engages with the society and his/her Electrical Limited (BHEL) and Sudhir Bhandari, Principal and larger cultural environment. It is important for new art schools to Faculty Development Controller, SMS Medical College, Jaipur were the prominent guests embrace this issue and develop models towards the future.” at the ceremony. Bhandari, who graced the event as Chief Guest and Guest of Programme by CEGR Honour, said if the students want to excel in their lives they should never forget the sacrifices made by their parents and other family WWI Music Student Group Feted By-Election Centre for Education Growth and members. “A convocation is one of the milestones in life one never forgets and Commission of India Research in collaboration with I am sure you will share the immense feeling of pride and happiness Jharkhand Rai University Ranchi with us and all your family members, friends and colleagues. One The students of Whistling organised an Innovative Faculty Woods International Development Programme on future (WWI) School of Technology in Education recently. Prof Performing Arts, Music Piyush Ranjan, Prof vice Chancellor, department were Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi, felicitated amidst much Prof. Prabhat Ranjan, vice Chancellor, appreciation by the D. Y. Patil International University and dignitaries from the former Executive Director, TIFAC Election Commission of were presen. Dr Patil highlighted India (ECI). In a various future Technology like hyper ceremony that witnessed a captivating session, the students were loop , 3D Printing, Robot, etc. He also applauded for their original musical composition 'Desh Ke Liye', which highlighted various recommendations played a vital role in the ECI's nationwide 'Desh Ka Mahatyohar' of vision 2035 document which was campaign. This inspirational video was broadcast nationally across all drafted under his able leadership in the platforms during the 2019 Election.Umesh Sinha, Senior Deputy TIFAC. PMO has now directed all Election Commissioner; Padma Angmo, Director ECI; A.K. Pathak, ministries to follow the Secretary ECI; Aradhna Sharma, Communications Executive; and Dilip Recommendation of Vision 2035 Shinde, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Additional Chief Electoral document. Officer of Maharashtra were present.

Curriculum June 16, 2019 15 Campus Buzz SAY NO TO TOBACCO Jayshree Periwal International School our hope that this programme, designed to expose students to a range of Smoking Increases Chances Jaipur team wins global competition topics in medicine in a practical and student-friendly format, ignites a of Lung Cancer by 40% desire to learn more about a rewarding and prestigious career path.” The newly introduced Cambridge Upper Secondary Science Consumption of tobacco has been a Competition for 14-16 old students by Cambridge International had the winner team from Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur cultural practice for a long time but it is and comprised of Ravishankar Yadav, Divya Gupta, Chetan Jain, and Suvira Singh Katoudia. Jayashree Periwal International School was Celebration of World Environment only in past few decades that we have declared the global winner after winning the South Asia region. It was Week at TIS started becoming aware of its ill effects. one of more than 60 schools from the region to take part in the It is one substance that respiratory competition, in which Cambridge students studying for Cambridge IGCSEs or O Levels investigated their own choice of scientific topics. Climate change is diseases, the leading causes of death The competition involved small teams, each supported by a teacher, emerging as the biggest globally, and tobacco is a major risk spending 20 to 25 hours on a science project involving practical or challenge which factor. Smoking tobacco is the most investigative work outside of normal curriculum time.The aim was to humankind will have to common cause of lung cancer, causing give learners the chance to develop their passion for science and to overcome. Creating roughly 1.2 million lung cancer deaths promote attributes of a Cambridge learner through collaboration, awareness about this is every year. Besides, tobacco is also communication, innovation and creativity. Their winning entry involved a project titled “Live or Dye? Negative critical. Young people all responsible for other serious impacts of synthetic dyes”. The project was an investigation into the across the world are respiratory and lung diseases such as effect of synthetic food colour dyes on the respiration and growth of leading the charge to tuberculosis, asthma, and chronic yeast, a subject directly relevant to the everyday lives of the students. tackle global climate obstructive pulmonary diseases The winners said: 'After a great deal of brainstorming, we decided change. Keeping this in (COPD). upon a topic of food colour toxicity because of its topical and universal mind, Thakur International School Cambridge, Mumbai decided to Globally, an estimated 1,65,000 significance. The process of performing the experiments and coming begin the first few days of school by conducting several activities so children die before the age of 5 due to to a conclusion was indeed challenging, however, it was far more that their students could appreciate the importance of our environ- lower respiratory infections caused by intriguing and satisfying performing the experiments rather than just ment. studying about them in books.' 'Not only did the competition provide us with a platform to showcase The first day of school turned out to be both enlightening as well as second-hand smoke. Those who live on our innovation and imagination, it also gave us an opportunity to learn enjoyable for the children of Thakur International School Cambridge. into adulthood continue to suffer the the importance of teamwork. Setting up trials and learning how to Even though World Environment Day was held a week ago on 5th health consequences of second-hand sample, organise, and present data has boosted our research and June, the authorities of this school decided to extend the celebrations smoke exposure, as frequent lower management skills.' by a week. On 10th June, which was the first day of school, students respiratory infections in early The school will receive a plaque of recognition from Cambridge across grades attended an interactive session on microgreens. This childhood significantly increase risk of International, in addition to team certificates, medals and a letter of workshop was conducted by Keya Salot, the founder of Farm2Fam. developing COPD in adulthood. recognition celebrating the success. Surprisingly, several students knew about microgreens and its Dr Jayshree Periwal, Director – Principal, Jayshree Periwal Groups of schools said: 'The world needs great researchers with inquisitive importance. Students went on to plant their own microgreens such as “ Smoke caused by tobacco is a major minds to accomplish new inventions and discoveries and to amend the methi, coriander, radish and many more. source of indoor air pollution and is a existing anthropogenic legacy. TIS - Cambridge students not only aims to make the environment very dangerous: it contains over 7,000 'I congratulate all the young researchers for their stupendous efforts green but are also ambitious to make the environment animal chemicals, 69 of which are known to and foresightedness in bringing awareness regarding the harmful friendly. This was witnessed through session of PETA which was cause cancer. For a smoker, 1 pack of effects of food colour. I wish them all the best for their future interspersed with the exciting cackles of young ones. This was cigarettes increases the chances of lung endeavours. because one of the PETA volunteers had worn a cow's costume and cancer up to 30 to 40 per cent while in 'Students are always excited about performing hands-on experiments entertained the students. The speaker from PETA spoke about the rather than rote learning science. Our school always tries to provide such opportunities where students get to explore and unfold the secrets importance of animals in our natural ecosystem and how children those who are above 40 years of age, behind a scientific phenomenon and process. Winning the very first could care for them. this increases to 60 to 100 per cent“ said Cambridge Upper Secondary Science Competition has electrified the Shunila Joy Chauhan - Principal of Thakur International School - Dr. Divesh Goyal, oncologist at Fortis students and has invigorated them.' Cambridge said, “Our school has always believed in the harmonious Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Tristian Stobie, Director, Education, Cambridge International, said: relationship between man and nature. Our teachers and support staff Apart from themselves, smokers 'This is a significant achievement that deserves to be celebrated, and always keep striving to educate our children about the environment caused an irreparable to the non- reflects well on the successful students and the schools. The students' and its well-being. We make a conscious effort as and when possible smokers around them who become the enthusiasm and commitment and understanding of science was to plant saplings with our students in our vicinity. As we believe trees victim of passive smoking. Passive evident in their work and we hope they have found the competition to form a vital part of the city's eco-system. They not only provide shade be a rewarding experience. Geeta Ramakrishnan in her comment said, “We spoke about time and fruits but also help in lower the day temperature” smoking, exposure to carcinogenic management, prioritizing 'Me Time', learning to say NO, asking for help and about having open conversation and developing trust in toxins like asbestos and radon, our children. All power to KidZania and Mompreneurs for organizing such empowering event.” 60 Indian schools/universities recognized by radiation and air pollutants are other causes of lung cancer. Though the High Schoolers experience 'Mini auditing firm; the ceremony hosted at the number of women who smoke is lower Medical School' in India House of Commons, London than men in India, they often suffer due Mini Med School organised by St. George's University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah University and Legacy School kickstarted 60 eminent Indian institutions including Mayo College, Billimoria, to second-hand smoking that adds on to yesterday. A 3-day 'Mini Medical School' workshop designed as a forerunner to medical school to encourage school students to consider Musoorie International, Jodhamal Pubic School, Jammu, JD Institute of the fossil fuel used for cooking and medicine as a career was organized recently by St. George's Fashion Technology, Apeejay Stya University and, Sanskar Valley, other heating needs. Second-hand University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah University and Children's Academy, Satluj Public School, Suchitra Academy were smoking affects children, even an Legacy School at Ramaiah Medical College campus in … recently felicitated and awarded certification for their dedication to unborn one, and elderly the most. The objective of this workshop is to expose students of 10th and 12th bring forth progressive measures to the education sector in India. at an “India has a high incidence of grade to the exciting world of opportunities in medicine in India and event hosted at House of Commons, London by Baroness Sandip K. respiratory and cardiovascular diseases around the world. Verma,. Great Place to Study (GPTS), an Indian auditing and recogni- and not to speak about oral and lung Approximately 30 rising high school juniors and seniors participated tion firm that rates institutions on student and other feedback, awards in the workshop where Dr. G Richard Olds, President of St. George's University introduced them to the medical terminologies, instruments these certificates and has been holding this ceremony for the last five cancers. The major causal factor is and devices. This session featured introductory classes on First Aid, Heart & Cardiovascular System, Lungs & Pulmonary system, years. consumption of tobacco. Cancer is not Nervous System, etc with suitable props and extensive demo sessions. GPTS certification is awarded to Institutions that have pioneered the only risk smokers face. Smoking “Students in India have demonstrated a growing interest in a career in student happiness and satisfaction in the educational landscape. This also clogs the blood vessels, causing medicine,” said Dr. Olds, President of St. George's University. “It is league of extraordinary institutions has showcased their greatness factor heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral by performing exceedingly well in the Student Satisfaction Survey vascular diseases. According to a joint (SSI) and proving that they are indeed a great place to study. study by the International Tobacco The chief guest, Baroness Sandip K. Verma is also Chair of UN Women National Committee United Kingdom, Member of the European Union Control (ITC) Project and WHO, it was Committee and had an exclusive guest list that included Lord Swaraj reported that more than half of the Paul, Alpesh Patel, top academics, educationists, ministers, Lords and smokers in India did not know that business barons from India and the UK. smoking causes strokes, and over a Shekhar A Bhattacharjee, Founder and CEO, GTPS said, “We feature third didn't know that it causes heart institutes on the journey of their stories and the greatness factor on the disease. This is highly worrying since happiness framework. The Indian institutions tobacco use is responsible for over 10 who have set benchmarks percent of all deaths due to in terms of student cardiovascular diseases. It makes no satisfaction are awarded sense to nurture a habit where you for their major role in spend money to shorten your life at bringing positive best, and bring on a painful death at measures to the education worst” said Mr Rajesh Ranjan Singh, system in India. Great Place to Study Chief Operating Officer of Wadhwani Certification is a symbol of exemplary standards”. Anandita Kuthiala (left) receiving from Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare Baroness on belaf of JPS, Jammu (WISH).

16 Curriculum June 16, 2019 News Extra TERI SAS commemorates World Environment Day Dr. Ranjana with workshop on BeatAirPollution Kumari named in the 100 Most TERI School of Advanced emphasized upon the need to treat attentions. Influential Studies (TERI SAS), which also air pollution as a health Teachers, youth and practitioners People in serves as the regional adviser for emergency. We need to ensure during the breakout sessions Gender Policy UN Environment Education and everyone's involvement towards deliberated on action each group for 2019 Youth Alliance, kicked-off a this multi-sectoral issue where can take at the institutional, one-day World Environment youth can be the torch-bearers of community and individual levels Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director Day 2019 workshop on knowledge dissemination. A to combat air pollution. While the of Centre for Social Research, BeatAirPollution at TERI SAS community approach would bring workshop helped in developing has been included among the campus. This is part of the four- in not just greater awareness but an understanding of the cause and 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy for 2019 in Apolitical's month long engagement, an also people's participation to impactof air pollution, it also second annual list alongside Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive initiative to reach out to the combat pollution, in their homes, created a sense of responsiveness Director, UN Women, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice, community to make them aware in the communities they live in among them to combat the issue Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Group, about the problems emanating and their workplaces. through improved technology, Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United from air pollution and develop Va l e n t i n F o l t e s c u , S e n i o r lifestyle, behavioral changes and Nations, Michelle Obama, Founder, Global Girls Alliance, Bineta Diop, action plan to tackle it. The Programme and Science Officer, integration of exercises on Founder, Femmes Africa Solidarite, Mariam Jalabi, Founding member, workshop set the stage for an Climate & Clean Air Coalition environmental education with Syrian Women's Political Movement, Margot Wallstrom, Minister for interactive discussion on ways and UN Environment, India in his specific focus on air pollution in foreign affairs, Sweden. to sensitize and educate masses opening address reiterated the fact school and college curriculum. The list was created from over 9000 nominations from governments, especially youth on air pollution that air pollution is a global Philips, one of the sponsors of the international organizations, and academia, including UN Women, Women issues, measures taken at urgency impacting all especially, workshop and the ongoing Deliver, Women in Global Health, the G7 Gender Equality Advisory community and school levels unborn babies, children and campaign by TERISAS & UN Council, Harvard, and the Gates Foundation. towards promoting awareness women. He further added that air Environment organized live Dr Ranjana Kumari in her reaction said: “It's an honor to be among the 100 and integrating environmental pollution is now everyone's demonstrations of air quality most influential people in gender policy. I congratulate all the winners and education in school curriculum. concern and each one is a monitoring equipment and air nominees. The Apolitical list is proof that thousands of people are working In his message, Atul Bagai, stakeholder. The economic costs purifiers for the participants to get tirelessly for gender justice globally. There is a lot of good work happening Head, UN Environment, India involved are tremendous. a real-time experience of the all around the globe, and there is a lot more that needs to be done to make shared “Research, sound Tackling air pollution requires technology being used for this world an equitable place for women.” policies, monitoring and concerted and focused actions by measuring and abating air Dr. Kumari went to school in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Her paternal effective implementation, forms making simple yet global, pollution. grandfather, a freedom fighter, Pandit Vishwanath Sharma was the founder the bulwark of any collective and sustainable Tide Turners-Young Leaders member of the famous Kashi Vidyapith of Varanasi, which was the first environmental action. choices. Plastic Challenge India, a youth modern University organized by Indians in British India. After finishing Education cuts across all these Incidentally, a recent report initiative by UN Environment, her schooling, she moved to Delhi and did her MA, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in pillars. UN Environment's joint released by Greenpeace and WWF-India and Centre for Political Science from Jawahar Lal Nehru University. initiative with TERI SAS to AirVisual reveals that 22 of Environment Educationwas also Her foray into social work was initiated by her concern for a dowry death educate and raise awareness on world's 30 most polluted cities are launched to address the issue of that took place near her home in 1976. This led to her activism on world air pollution with teachers and in India with Delhi being the most plastic pollution on World famous publication “Brides are not for Burning”. Dr. Kumari has authored students is a great endeavour to polluted capital in the world. Dr. Environment Day.. Radhika Suri, 8 more books on gender that have received critical acclaim. help BeatAir Pollution.” Leena Srivastava, Vice Director of Environment She has served as the Coordinator of South Asia Network Against It is estimated that 92% of the Chancellor, TERI School of Education, WWF and Kartikeya Trafficking (SANAT) in Persons and is a member of the Central Advisory people worldwide do not Advanced Studies, in her address Sarabhai, CEE Indiawere present Board on “Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Tests Act, 2001”, as breathe clean air and out of 7 lamented the lack of long-term during the launch and spoke about well as the Central Advisory Committee for Prevention of Trafficking in million people who die annually strategy and a sustained effort to the initiative and its objectives. Women and Children. Dr. Kumari has spearheaded advocacy initiative on due to air pollution, 4 million of tackle air pollution in cities, enhancing women's political participation through passing 33 percent them happen to live in the Asia- including Delhi. This is despite women's reservation bill in Parliament. Pacific region. Mr. Manjeet the fact that air pollution touches Singh Saluja, National our lives more closely and Professional Officer adversely than a number of other (Environment and Public issues that bring us to the streets in Health), WHO, India, protest or attracts political NASA delegation visits WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME PART OF University of Birmingham to INDIA'S EDUCATION STORY! discuss mission to Mars You can advertise in curriculum magazine or and also put an advertorial highlighting your company/services/campus/ products etc. NASA scientists and astronauts have visited the University of This will greatly support your marketing effort and enhance your Birmingham to discuss how drug discoveries in NHS patients visibility and recall value with your current and potential clients could reduce brain pressure during space travel to allow them to go beyond the Moon. 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