[Kapil Sibal] believes that it is for the students to decide which stream to follow in Class 11 rather than for the schools to force it on them. “Ultimately, it is the student’s aptitude that should decide whether he or she wants to study arts or science… not the school,” he said.
The new HRD ministry, at least from the outside, appears to be really getting on with the mammoth task of fixing India’s education system.
Some new and some not so new flickr photo-streams that I’ve been enjoying for a while now.
Don’t forget me though.
Ashok Malik, in an excellent editorial for Hindustan Times:
Other countries have think-tanks, India makes do with prime-time chat shows. The problem with the medium is that it has only one, reductionist template — good versus bad, right versus left, BJP versus Congress. When it extends this framework to explaining the rest of the planet, the effects are hair-raising.