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Is Education only for the Rich?

Education is certainly indispensable for a nation’s growth. In a country of 1.25 billion where only around 14% of the population is matriculated, revolutionizing the education system should be of prime importance. India’s poor rating in Human Resource Index is primarily because of poor education. While every child in India has a right to free… Continue reading Is Education only for the Rich?

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Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: A Critical Analysis of its Tangible and Intangible Impact

“Illiteracy is our sin and shame and must be liquidated.” -Mahatma Gandhi Introduction In a country like India, the democratization of education is very essential in order to achieve the welfare for the country. The government has also felt a need to universalize education for all on mandatory basis. Unlike other programmes for retaining universalization… Continue reading Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: A Critical Analysis of its Tangible and Intangible Impact

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The NMEICT Scheme: The future of education in India?

Swami Vivekananda once rightly said “Educate and raise the masses, and thus alone a nation is possible”. Education is a liberating force which is capable of empowering a person, irrespective of his caste, race, sex or economic status. The great disparity between the rich and the poor in India gets a heightened expression in the… Continue reading The NMEICT Scheme: The future of education in India?

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Child Labour: Issues and Challenges

If we can’t begin to agree on fundamentals such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labour, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future. – Alexis Herman[1] Children are the most vulnerable human resource that needs love, care, security and protection from the unhealthy social environment which… Continue reading Child Labour: Issues and Challenges

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An Analysis of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014

The United Nations General Assembly in December 2006, adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.[1] As the first human rights treaty of the twenty-first century, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities protects around 650 million persons with disabilities.[2] The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect,… Continue reading An Analysis of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014

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Vacuous Indian Education System

What is the purpose of education? Is it all about knowledge and all round development or in today’s scenario is there a lot that people are expecting? Is Indian Education System becoming job-oriented? India’s education system is becoming a stumbling block towards its objectives of achieving inclusive growth. Indian education system is preparing students for… Continue reading Vacuous Indian Education System