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Education Secretary Krishan Kumar stresses qualitative improvement in Vocational Education

As the Education Minister, OP Soni is keen to bring in qualitative improvement in vocational education in schools to enable the students to tap the various employment avenues in the present era of science and technology, the Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar and the Director General School Education, Parshant Kumar Goel have convened a meeting of the vocational teachers ,  lecturers and Guidance Counsellors here today. 

Punjab School Education Board to despatch Matric DMCs / Certificates at Regional Offices.

Punjabi Politics
Punjab School Education Board, Mohali is all set to despatch DMCs / certificates of the students,who have appeared in Matric examination conducted in March, 2018  as regular or Open School candidates, to Regional Offices of the Board on June 21.Giving this information, the Secretary, PSEB, Hargunjit Kaur, said that the school heads could receive the certificates from the Regional Offices of PSEB on June 22. 

Quality of education slipping, says panel

Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 17 The special committee on schools suggested by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has noted that the level of education in Punjab is slipping. This follows the average pass percentage of 59 per cent in government schools this year. The special committee took into account the findings of different studies conducted by the National Achievement Survey (NAS) by the NCERT, ASER by Pratham, evaluation of class V and VIII results by SCERT and general results of class X and XII before listing out an action plan for improvement. The committee, which met last week under the chairmanship of Secretary (School Education) Krishan Kumar, comprised heads of schools that had shown 100 per cent results in their schools, besides meritorious teach...

LPU conferred with National Education Excellence Award in New Delhi

Indian Education
JALANDHAR: LPU has been honoured with ‘National Education Excellence Award 2018’ for being declared as “India’s Best University in Open, Distance and Online Learning”. For this honour, award ceremony was organized by prestigious 'Career Connect’ at New Delhi. The coveted honour was bestowed by the editor, Ms Smiti Suri. On the behalf of LPU, the said award was received by LPU Deputy Director Manish Kumar. In fact, the event was held to acknowledge and felicitate excellence in education sector.

India’s education system needs urgent rewiring: Are we running out of time? (Comment)

The CBSE results are out and students would be enrolling in droves for university education. While children find it exciting to embark on the next chapter of their life-journey, it is also a worrying and stressful exercise because of the significant demand-supply mismatch and, further, that none of India's higher educational institutions feature in the top 100 QS rankings. For students with exceptional aptitude, this can be a major disappointment. For a country of India's size and aspiration, this is a major failure.