EdInsights, Vol-2, Issue-1, January 2018


EDU BYTES Vol. 2, Issue-1, January 2018

MHRD releases year-end review for 2017: Check the main highlights in education. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), released its year end review. MHRD called 2017 a landmark year in the field of education. Read more

Maharastra Govt. to open 100 international schools. The state government has decided to open 100 international schools to provide quality education to students. Read more

IGNOU to launch world’s first sand art certificate course in March 2018. IGNOU will be launching world’s first online certificate course in sand art in March, 2018. The announcement regarding the same was made almost a year back. Work has already been started and video lectures have also been prepared. Read more

First customized online course launched in IIM Bangalore for women entrepreneurs. he Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore announced the launch of Women Start-up Programme (WSP) which will be India’s first customized online and classroom initiative for aspiring female entrepreneurs. Read more

At CES 2018, enthusiasm mounts on how 5G will transform industries. It’s an uncertain waiting game as to when the next-generation high-speed wireless service known as 5G will reach mass market, but the business implications are already a major talking point at CES 2018. Read more

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds. As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the middle ground is being taken up by researchers attempting to use AI to read our minds. Read more

Samsung transforms the modern meeting with new interactive digital Flip Chart. At CES 2018, Samsung Flip shows how ideas can be instantaneously shared across devices and how multiple people can contribute, widen and build on ideas in real-time. Read more


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Did You Know?

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds to think.

By Albert Einstein

John Amos Comenius

     A Czech Educator known as     “Father of Modern Education” who made remarkable contribution to the education with the discovery of practical education and the use of images in textbooks.

Reinstate Teachers as Gurus by Chandra Bhushan Sharma Chairman of the National Institute of Open Schooling, Professor of Education in Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Teachers must be the opinion leaders and torch bearers of the society. The more we revere our teachers the more they will aspire and make efforts to come up to the expectations. Unfortunately in our country teacher bashing has become a favourite past time. Look at any debate or discussion on education; it finally boils down to holding teachers responsible for all the ills in our schools and colleges. We fail to realise that whatever we have attained in our lives it is because of the teachers who taught us. Even if the teachers are not doing a good job, we should as a national agenda, stop criticising teachers. Read more
Propelling Education to Quality by Dr. S. S. Mantha Former Chairman, AICTE, Advisor- Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
SS ManthaIndians invest in education of their children even when it is difficult to make ends meet. Not even a discussion is indulged in, before they do so. In a very marks driven system, even the children stretch their last vestige to make it to the so called top or even figure somewhere, where it matters. In this context, if they have to wait for finding a reasonable placement, they would feel cheated. In a system where the costs have been escalating and the available employment opportunities have been shrinking, the dichotomy barely passes muster. Read more

Quality Skill and Competency Development for fast tracking ‘Sustainable and Inclusive developmental initiatives’ in MSMEs by Dr. Indrajit Bhattacharya Director, National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) – Quality Council of India (QCI)

Anant JacobIt is now well acknowledged that in order for India to reap the benefits from its demographic dividends; we must upscale the ‘Quality Skill Development’ initiatives with ‘Speed’. The ‘Sharda Prasad Committee Report’ submitted in early 2017 on the ‘NSDC initiatives’ on the efforts by Sector Skill Councils (SSC) has not been very encouraging. However, establishing of ‘Kaushal Kendras’ – Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Skilling is being carried out for addressing the Skill-gap challenge ; it is a capital intensive and time consuming proposition. Read more

Early Child Literacy & All Round Development of Child by Dr. Anand Jacob Varghese Director & CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions

Anant JacobTeaching your child to read early and well has multiple benefits and is the key to your child’s academic future. The main reason is that reading is at the heart of all formal education. Below are some of the many advantages of developing early reading ability in your child.
• Neurological • Educational • Psychological • Social • Linguistic Read more

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