Issues with the National Education Policy (NEP)

Syllabus: Governance: Government Intervention and Policies/ Education  Source: IE Context: The implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) in India has faced significant challenges and criticism, highlighting several areas of failure.   What is National Education Policy (NEP) 2020? National Education Policy was introduced in India (based on the recommendations of Kasturirangan and T.S.R. Subramanian …

Disparities in Education Outcomes in India

 Syllabus: Government Policies and Intervention  Source: LM  Context: National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 highlights the disparities in educational outcomes among Indian states, advocating for improved teaching methods and targeted interventions to enhance learning outcomes for all students.   What is NAS 2021?  NAS 2021 is a nationwide assessment conducted (by the Ministry of Education) to gauge …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 5 June 2024

  The Insights IAS Secure Initiative for UPSC Mains Answer Writing practice enables you to practice daily answer writing, enhancing your skills and boosting your scores with regular feedback, expert tips, and strategies. Let consistency be the hallmark of your preparation and utilize UPSC Mains Answer Writing practice initiative wisely   Click on EACH question to …

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) remains high in certain parts of India, posing a significant public health challenge. Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4. Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) remains high in certain parts of India, posing a significant public health challenge. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: A The question is part of the static …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 4 June 2024

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The government must prioritize education, nutrition, and health of children in their policies due to their critical role in fostering socio-economic development and ensuring future well-being. Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources 4. The government must prioritize education, nutrition, and health of children in their policies due to their critical role in fostering socio-economic development and ensuring future well-being. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 3 June 2024

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture …

Improving the participation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is crucial for achieving gender equality and fostering innovation. Analyse.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4. Improving the participation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is crucial for achieving gender equality and fostering innovation. Analyse.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why the question: Historically, academies …

Holistic Progress Card (HPC)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The National Council for Educational and Research Training (NCERT) is introducing a new ‘holistic progress card’ (HPC) to replace traditional report cards. The HPC, developed by the Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH), assesses academic performance along with interpersonal relationships, self-reflection, creativity, …

PRERANA program

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Education, Government of India, has launched the ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning Program’ with the aim of providing a meaningful, unique, and inspiring experience to selected students from classes IX to XII.   Features of the program: It is a week-long residential initiative held at …

Ethical Values Shown by NCF for School Education 2023

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Ethical Values in Personal Lives   Source: LM  The National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023 emphasizes the importance of inculcating values in education.   It articulates five ‘Aims of Education‘:   Values categorized in the framework are: How these values can be developed? Conclusion: Despite these efforts, it is more …

Central Tribal University

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE Context: The Prime Minister has announced the establishment of a Central Tribal University in Telangana’s Mulugu district, with a project cost of Rs 900 crore. The university will be named after tribal goddesses Samakka and Sarakka. This initiative is aimed at benefiting the youth, particularly those from tribal communities. …

Vidya Samiksha Kendras

   Source: TH   Context: The Ministry of Education is urging states to establish Vidya Samiksha Kendras (VSKs), which are data repositories under the National Digital Education Architecture. These centres will collect data from various educational schemes run by the Ministry of Education, including mid-day meal programs, teacher training, textbook content, school attendance, students’ learning …

University Grants Commission releases draft for foreign educational institutes

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: TOI   Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced new criteria for assessing and accrediting degrees obtained from international universities. These criteria include restrictions on degrees acquired through distance learning, online learning, and franchise agreements. The guidelines come as foreign universities establish campuses in India and Indian universities …

Teaching in the mother tongue

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Polity, Social Justice – Education   Source: TOI  Context: The article underscores the significance of teaching children in their mother tongue for better comprehension, enhanced learning, and cultural preservation.    Historical Efforts: Mahatma Gandhi believed that English as a primary medium created a divide between elites and the masses, hindering knowledge …

The dire condition of Government Schools in Bihar

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Government policies and intervention; Education   Source: DTE  Context: A recent report (titled “Where Are the Kids?”) by Jan Jagran Shakti Sanghathan (JJSS) highlights the dire condition of government schools in Bihar, raising concerns about their potential replacement by cheap tuition centres. Key issues highlighted: None of the surveyed schools met …