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Education and Nitish

Nitish boasts of his growth model. His education minister P.K. Shahi highlights the issue of poor quality of education. “Bihar is “sitting on volcano” and corrective measures must be taken to improve the system.” Nitish, an engineer by education, could … Continue reading

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Visiting Bihar in Summer

I had to go to Bihar twice in last two months to attend two marriages, the first in Patna and the second in Dehri-on-Sone. I got rare opportunities to talk with a good cross section of the society. The law … Continue reading

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India:Digital Waves

India has seen at least three digital revolutions in past two decades. The first started with setting up of IPOs providing the facility for having local, STD and ISD telephony along with fax for transferring the documents. One could see … Continue reading

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School Cheating: Lessons from Atlanta

I have been contemplating to suggest some ways and means to motivate the school teachers of rural government schools for performing better and to devote time and energy in teaching their students. Even after providing for the infrastructural shortcomings of … Continue reading

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India: Some Data on Healthcare

Healthcare and education facilities still are dismal and nightmarish in rural India. Even if one has strong emotional attachment to his or her sweet village home in rural India, he or she can’t execute the call of the heart because … Continue reading

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Education and Bihar

The country is already having some models of schools such as Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kasturba Gandhi Kanya Vidyalayas that are faring wonderfully well. It would have better if these can be located in rural Bihar. The centre has … Continue reading

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Bihar: Higher Education

Bihar after separation of JHARKHAND didn’t loose much on higher education. Most of the reputed colleges and universities are still in Bihar. However, the reputed ones of yester years have lost its glory over the years. Media, as such, hardly … Continue reading

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Education: Some Self-Explaining Data

There are frequent bad news reports regarding the quality of education in India such as ASER 2012, but there are reasons to be hopeful too. I get elated when I watch some advertisement on TV channels about e-learning such as … Continue reading

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Bihar Must Replicate its Success Story

Bihar under Nitish has done extremely well if I base my assessment on the reports appearing in print media over a period. A report on its polio eradication programme is an example. Bill Gates, who participated in that through his … Continue reading

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Another Season, My Repeat Appeal

It is again the season of final and entrance examinations at various levels in various streams. I will sincerely repeat my appeal to the students going for IITs and other institutes of higher education for professional subjects. Let the candidates … Continue reading

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